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, February 18, 2013


6 large Granny Smith apples
juice from half a lemon
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup Splenda granulated

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Peel, core, and slice apples; toss in the lemon juice.  Add the cornstarch and Splenda; mix together well.  Transfer mixture to the prepared baking pan.

1/2 cup cold butter
1/4 cup firmly packed Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
3/4 tsp cinnamon
dash of salt

Mix the flours, Splenda, salt and cinnamon together.  Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut butter into the mixture until crumbly.  Add the oats.  Using your hands, work the dough until it starts to clump together.  Sprinkle topping over the apple mixture in the pan. 

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes until browned and apples are tender.

Serve with a scoop of sugar-free ice cream, if desired.