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.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Walnuts are healthy and should be part of the diabetic's (everyone's* actually) diet.  This recipe for this sweet and spicy nuts are great for nibbling, game watching, or packaging as gifts for diabetics and others.

1 large egg white
1 teaspoon water
5 cups walnut halves or large pieces
1 cup Splenda granulated
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

In a large bowl, using a fork, beat the egg white and water together.  Add the nuts and toss to coat well.  In a small bowl combine the Splenda, cinnamon, salt if using, nutmeg, and allspice.  Sprinkle the spice mixture over the walnuts and toss to coat.

Grease a 15 x 10-inch baking pan.  Spread the nuts out evenly on the pan and bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes at 325 degrees.  Spread waxed paper out on a flat surface and transfer the nuts to the paper to cool.  Break into clumps.  For gifting, package in individual cellophane bags or decorative tins.  For parties, etc, display in a pretty dish.

Yield: 7 cups

*Except for those who have allergies to nuts or other health problems that cause them to avoid nuts.

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