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! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.

Thursday, June 30, 2011


1 pkg (8 oz) pitted dates, chopped
1 tbsp white whole-wheat OR garbanzo bean flour
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup unsweetened grated coconut
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup Splenda Granular or equal amount of your favorite sweetener
2 1/2 cups quick-oats, uncooked
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Non-stick vegetable cooking spray

In a large mixing bowl, combine chopped dates and flour. Toss lightly to coat. Place water in a 1-cup glass measuring cup and microwave on high until boiling. Pour water over dates. Add coconut, butter, and Equal to dates. Mix well. Spray a square baking pan with vegetable spray. Spoon mixture into pan. Cover and refrigerate until set. Cut into 24 bars. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.