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, May 12, 2012


12-oz reduced-fat ricotta cheese
3 tbsp Splenda granulated
1 tsp grated lemon rind
2 tbsp squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh raspberries
lemon rind strips for garnish, if desired
6 fresh mint sprigs for garnish, if desired

In a medium bowl combine the ricotta cheese, Splenda, lemon rind and juice and the vanilla; stirring until well combined.  Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours.

Spoon the mixture evenly into 6 dessert dishes.  Combine the berries and use to garnish the ricotta.

Top each dish with a sprig of mint and/or lemon rind strips, if desired.

Yield: 6 servings of 1/3 cup each of the ricotta mixture and the berries.

Very good protein/carb ratio of 7 g protein to 15 g carbs

Note: This recipe is my adaptation of a recipe from an old Diabetic Cooking magazine.