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.

Friday, May 18, 2012


1/4  cup butter
1/4 cup nonsweetened applesauce
1 cup Splenda Granulated
2 large eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tsp (do not skimp) baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup tap water
3/4 tsp salt
1 very full cup mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
3/4 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl combine the butter, applesauce, Splenda, and eggs; blend until creamy.

In a small mixing bowl combine the two flours with the baking powder, bakings soda, and salt; set aside.

In another bowl mix the bananas, water, vanilla, and nuts together.  Alternate beating the flour mixture and the banana mixture into the creamed mixture until well combined.

Place the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake at 375 for around 45 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool in pan on wire rack for 2 or 3 minutes then remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
This is a picture of the loaf I made last week.