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, September 9, 2013


1 pkg (4-serving size) sugar-free gelatin - your choice of citrus flavor
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
2 tbsps lemon juice
1 pkg (4-serving size) sugar-free French vanilla-flavor instant pudding mix
2 cups cold fat-free milk

Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved; stir in the cold water and lemon juice; set aside.

In mixer bowl, combine the pudding mix and milk; beat at low speed until well blended, approximately 2 to 3 minutes.

Set the bowl of gelatin inside a large bowl of ice water; stir until slightly thickened; whip with electric mixer until thick and fluffy, doubling in volume.

Gently blend the pudding into the whipped gelatin.  Pour into serving bowl or into 6 individual serving dishes but do not try to mold.

Chill until set.

To serve garnish with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

Note: This picture is not a brand endorsement.  This recipe will work fine with whatever brand of gelatin and/or pudding you choose.