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.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Old Fashion Peach Fantasy

1 pkg sugar-free strawberry gelatin
1 pkg sugar-free lemon gelatin
4 cups sugar-free ginger ale
1/2 cup low-fat powdered milk
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 can (16-oz) peach halves or slices (not in heavy syrup)

Bring the ginger ale just to a boil in a saucepan. Put the strawberry and lemon gelatins into a medium heatproof bowl; add the ginger ale and stir until all gelatin is dissolved.

In a small bowl, mix the powdered milk, water, and lemon juice; combine well. Chill. Whip the chilled milk mixture until stiff. Fold in the chilled gelatin mixture and pour into a springform pan that has been oiled lightly with salad oil.
Refrigerate to set.

To serve, remove sides from the pan. Drain the peaches well and use to decorate the gelatin.