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.

Saturday, October 19, 2013


1 pkg (4-serving size) sugar-free French Vanilla Pudding and Pie Filling Mix
3 cups fat-free milk
1/2 cup Minute Brown Rice
1/4 cup fresh or frozen (thawed and drained on paper towels) blueberries
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

In a medium saucepan, combine the pudding mix, milk, and rice; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Remove mixture from heat.

Gently fold in the blueberries and cinnamon.

Pour pudding into individual dessert dishes or into a 1-quart casserole dish.  Place plastic directly on the hot pudding.

Refrigerate pudding for at least 30 minutes.

To serve, remove plastic wrap and top with a sprig of fresh mint leaves and additional blueberries, if desired.