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.

Sunday, February 10, 2013


For a light refreshing dessert try this ricotta cheese dish.

1 1/2 cups reduced-fat ricotta cheese
3 tbsp Splenda Granulated
1 tsp grated lemon peel
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups fresh berries such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc
thin strips of lemon peel for garnish, if desired
fresh mint sprigs for garnish, if desired

In a medium bowl, stir together the ricotta, Splenda, lemon peel & juice, and the vanilla extract until combined.  Cover dish and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Spoon the chilled dessert into individual serving bowls and top with the fresh berries.

Before serving, garnish with the strips of lemon peel and mint if using.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings.