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, August 3, 2012


1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup + 1 tbsp white whole-wheat flour, divided
1/2 cup Splenda Baking Blend (Use Splenda Granulated if your sugar is hard to control!)
1/2  tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 beaten egg
2/3 plain fat-free yogurt
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 medium mango, peeled, seeded, finely chopped (should be around 1 cup)
2 tbsp unsweetened flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan; set aside.

Stir the all-purpose flour, 1 cup of the whole-wheat flour, Splenda, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg together in a large bowl.  Make a well in the center of the mixture and set aside.

In a small mixing bowl, stir the egg, yogurt, oil, and vanilla together until blended.  Add the egg mixture to the well in the flour mixture.  Stir together just until moistened - the batter will be lumpy.  Toss the mango with the remaining tablespoon of the white whole-wheat flour and stir into the batter.  Spread cake batter into the prepared cake pan.  Sprinkle the coconut over the top of the batter.

Bake cake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cake is best served slightly warm.