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.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup Splenda Granulated
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
2 tsp vanilla
2 large egg whites
1 pkg (3.4-oz) sugar-free instant lemon pudding mix
2 cups fat-free milk
1 carton (8-oz) sugar-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 tbsp unsweetened flaked coconut, toasted, for garnish

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Lightly grease 24 mini muffin cups; set aside

In a mixing bowl combine the unsweetened coconut, Splenda, flours, vanilla, and egg whites, stirring well to blend.  Divide the mixture evenly amoung the 24 mini muffin cups and press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides to form a shell.

Bake shells at 400 degrees until the edges are lightly browned.  Cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 2 minutes.  Remove from the pan and allow to cool completely on the wire rack.

Prepare the pudding mix according to the package directions using the milk in the recipe.  Spoon the pudding evenly into the tartlet shells.  Top each with 2 teaspoons of the whipped topping.  Sprinkle the toasted coconut over the tops of the tartlets.

Yield: 24 tartlets
Note: File Photo