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.

Thursday, September 6, 2012


1 cup of the Diabetic-Friendly Granola (recipe of this blog)
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp cornstarch
1 lb apples, cored, sliced
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
4-oz frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
3 pkts Splenda
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract

Place granola in a blender or food processor and pulse to coarse crumbs; set aside.

In a small bowl combine the water, lemon juice, and cornstarch, stirring until cornstarch is completely dissolved.

Combine the apples, cornstarch mixture, and cinnamon in a 10-inch nonstick skillet; stir to blend well.  Heat over a medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute or until thickened, stirring constantly.

Remove the skillet from the heat and gently fold in the raspberries, Splenda, and the extracts.  Sprinkle the granola crumbs over all. 

Allow to stand, uncovered, for a half hour before serving.

Yield: 8 servings of 1/2 cup each.