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, July 2, 2012


2 tbsp butter, softened
1 cup Splenda Granulated
1/2 cup no-sugar-added applesauce
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/3 cup sliced almonds (I like lots of nuts and they are healthy so I top with extra.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly butter an 8-inch square baking pan or dish.

With an electric mixer, in a medium mixing bowl, beat the butter, Splenda, applesauce, egg, and vanilla extract on medium speed.  Slowly add the cocoa and flours, beating until well combined.  Mix in 1 tablespoon of the almonds and pour the batter into the prepared pan.  Top with the remaining almonds.

Bake brownies for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Do not overbake brownies.

Cool in pan on a wire rack until completely cooled.  Cut and serve.