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, February 11, 2012


I just put this recipe together today but I am already excited about it.  Healthy and diabetic friendly and it tastes good, too.  What more could we want?

2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup olive oil*
1/2 cup canola oil*
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1 cup Splenda Granulated
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups white whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups chopped pears (or apples)
1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray

In a medium to large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat eggs and egg whites.  Add the oils, applesauce, Brown Sugar Blend and the Splenda Granulated; beat until creamy.

Add the all-purpose flour and mix to blend.  Add the whole-wheat flour, baking soda, and cinnamon, beating at medium speed to blend well.  Blend in the vanilla.

Using a large spatula or wooden spoon, mix in the pears, coconut, and pecans until well combine.

Spray a Bundt pan with the cooking spray and pour the batter evenly into the pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

*If you buy these two oils already combined you would use 1 cup.