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, March 4, 2014


1 large carton large curd low-fat cottage cheese
1 tub sugar-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 box (4-serving size) sugar-free orange-flavored gelatin
1 regular can crushed pineapple in its own juice, drained
1 small can mandarin oranges, well drained

In a large mixing bowl combine all the salad ingredients. Using a large silicone spatula, gently combine until thoroughly mixed. Transfer to a bowl or dish with a lid; cover and refrigerate at least an hour before serving.

Note: This should be a side dish to a lean protein item such as a boneless skinless chicken breast, pork loin, etc.