I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Friday, May 13, 2011


3 lbs apples, peeled, cored, chopped
3 cups water (approximately)
1/4 cup (or more to taste, depending on apples) Splenda granular
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Place the prepared apples in a medium saucepan and add the water to just barely cover the apples. Simmer the mixture over a medium-low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the apples are tender. Pour the mixture into a food mill or blender and run until smooth but not thin. Return to the pan and add the Splenda granular, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

This is great served as a dessert or as a side with pork chops or pork roast. It can also be spread on whole-grain toast for a breakfast treat or a snack.