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. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


A perfect dessert for hot summer days!

1 can (8-oz peaches in juice (no syrup), drained, rinsed, and drained again
1 small package (4-serving size) Raspberry Flavored Sugar-Free Gelatin
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
3/4 cup sugar-free whipped topping, thawed

Remove 6 peach slices and save for garnish, if desired.
Dice remaining peaches.

Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, stirring until all gelatin is dissolved. Combine the cold water with enough ice to made 1 1/4 cups. Add to the gelatin and stir until slightly thickened. Remove any remaining ice! Add the diced peaches to the gelatin.

Put 2/3 cup of the gelatin mixture into each of six dessert cups or parfait glasses. Chill for 10 minutes until almost set. Spoon whipped topping into the glasses alternately with remaining gelatin. Top each with a dollop of the whipped topping and/or a reserved peach slice. Chill approximately 30 minutes to soft set.

Approximately 30 calories each.