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, November 26, 2013


1 pkg (4-serving size) strawberry sugar-free gelatin mix
1/2 cup boiling water
2 cups fresh sliced strawberries, divided
1/2 cup reduced-fat cream cheese
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 tsp almond extract (may substitute vanilla)
1 cup sugar-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
Additional sugar-free whipped topping for garnish, if desired.

Pour the gelatin mix into a small mixing bowl; add the boiling water and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.

Pour gelatin into blender contain and add 1 cup of the strawberries, the cream cheese, cold water, and almond extract; blend 1 minute or until completely smooth.

Pour the mixture into a bowl and thoroughly whisk the whipped topping into the mixture making sure the gelatin does not settle in bottom of bowl.

Pour into 6 small serving cups (1/2 cup in each) and refrigerate for at least 2 hours until the mousse sets.

Before serving, top the mousse with the remaining strawberries and add a dollop of whipped topping if desired,