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.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


3/4 cup Splenda Granulated
1 1/2 cups filtered water
1 1/2 cups peeled & chopped mangoes
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
1/4 cup lime juice

In a small saucepan, bring the Splenda and water to a boil.  Cook, stirring, until the Splenda is completely dissolved.  Set mixture aside to cool.

Process the mangoes and strawberries in a food processor until pureed.  Transfer to a large mixing bowl and stir in the cooled Splenda mixture and lime juice.  Combine well.

Transfer the mixture to a 9 x 13-inch dish and cover.  Place in freezer for 45 minutes or until mixture begins to firm up around the edges.  Stir and return to the freezer for another 2 hours or until firm.

Just before serving, transfer back to food processor and process for 2 to 3 minutes until smooth.