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.

Saturday, December 22, 2012


It is not yet known as fact but research is showing that buckwheat contains a phytochemical that may have a beneficial effect on blood glucose.  I say that is worth adding it to our diets and what better way than with these blueberry pancakes?

1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1 tbsp Splenda granulated
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg or 1/4 cup refrigerated egg substitute
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1 tbsp canola oil
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup fresh (or frozen, thawed) blueberries

In a medium bowl, stir together the buckwheat flour, whole-wheat flour,  Splenda, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Make a well in center of mixture and set aside.

In a small bowl, slightly beat the egg and stir in the buttermilk, oil, and vanilla extract.  Add to the well of the flour mixture and stir just until combined.  Mixture will be slightly lumpy.  Stir in the blueberries.

Spray a griddle or heavy skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat until a few drops of water sprinkled on will dance across the surface.

Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto the hot surface.  Spread to about a 4-inch circle.  Cook over medium heat until brown, turning to cook second side when the surface gets bubbly.

Yield: 12 pancakes