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.

Thursday, June 27, 2013


3 cups cubed and peeled sweet potatoes
4 tbsp warmed fat-free milk
2 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
2 tsp butter, softened
salt to taste
dash of ground nutmeg
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover completely with water.  Cover pan and bring to a boil; reduce heat and cook on low for 15 minutes or so until potatoes are tender.  Drain well.

Return potatoes to the pan and add the milk, syrup, butter, and spices.  Using a potato masher, smash the potatoes.  Add more milk and syrup, if needed.

Yield: 4 servings