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, November 21, 2013


Nuts are very good snack food for diabetics.

1 lb mixed nuts
2 tbsp packed Splenda brown sugar blend
2 tbsp Splenda granular
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 large egg white

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spread nuts on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Reduce temperature to 325 degrees.

In a small bowl combine the Splendas and spices.

In a large bowl, beat the egg white and water together until frothy.  Add the nuts and toss to coat well.  Toss nuts with the Splenda mixture to coat.

Place nuts in a single layer on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.  Bake, stirring occasionally, 15-20 minutes until the coating is set.

Allow to cool on baking sheet then separate with a fork as they cool.