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.

Monday, March 19, 2012


3 cups rolled oats
1 tsp salt
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts
1/2 cup unsalted mixed nuts
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tbsp almond extract
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Stir the oats, salt, almonds, peanuts, and mixed nuts together in a large bowl.

In a large measuring cup combine the honey and canola oil.  Stir in the almond extract, cinnamon, an nutmeg.  Gradually add the oat/nut mixture in batches to the honey/oil mixture in the measuring cup, stirring well after each batch until the cup is full.  Add this mixture to the remaining oat/nut mixture in the large bowl; mix well to coat.

Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper.  Spread the mixture evenly on the baking sheet.  Bake in the middle of the oven for 20 to 25 minutes at 300 degrees; stir every 5 minutes during baking. 

Allow to cool before serving.

Yield: 20 servings of 1/4 cup each.
Per serving: 206 calories, 6 g protein, 19 g carbs