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, August 13, 2012


1/2 cup instant brown rice
1 1/2 cups water
4 tbsp nonfat dry milk
2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp coconut extract
1 cup fresh or frozen, thawed, raspberries

Combine the rice and the water in a microwave-safe bowl; stir to combine.  Cover with plastic wrap, punch a small hole to vent, and mixrowave on high power 5 minutes.  Reduce power to medium and microwave another 3 minutes.

Remove bowl from microwave, leave plastic wrap in place, and let stand 5 minutes or until the rice is softened.  Carefully remove the plastic wrap away from you, allowing any steam to escape.  Stir in the milk, honey, and extract until well blended.  Gently fold in the raspberries.

Yield: 2 servings
Per serving: 170 calorie, 35 grams carbs, 6 grams protein, 1 g fat, o g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 60 mg sodium, 5 g fiber, 135 mg calcium, 80 mg omega-3s