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.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


2 1/2 cups sliced carrots
1/2 tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 cup orange juice
1/8 heaping tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
pinch ground cinnamon
Finely chopped fresh parsley for garnish, optional

Place carrots in a saucepan and add enough water to make 1-inch; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 7 to 9 minutes until carrots are crisp tender. Drain carrots and set aside; keep warm.

In the same pan you cooked the carrots in, combine the Splenda, cornstarch, orange juice, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon; stir until smooth. Bring to a boil and boil while stirring for 1 minute.

Return carrots to the pan and cook, stirring, over low heat until heated through.

Sprinkle with parsley if desired before serving.

Yield: 4 to 5 servings.

Note: I got this recipe from TOH several years ago.