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.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


3 cups water
1 cup steel-cut oats
3/4 tablespoon Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
dash of salt
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
milk or cream, if desired

In a 2-quart heavy-duty saucepan combine the water, oats, Splenda, cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg, and flaxseed.  Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to simmer.  Simmer, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes or until of the desired consistency; stir occasionally during cooking.

If desired, stir a little milk or cream into the oatmeal before serving.

Yield: 3 cups