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, June 25, 2014


2 1/2 cups sweet cherries, pitted
1/2 cup water
1 tsp unflavored gelatin
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp liquid Stevia sweetener

Place the cherries and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil; lower heat and place a tight cover on pan. Cook on low 5 minutes; stir cherries and replace cover. Cook another 5 minutes.

Pour the lemon juice into a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over top.

When cherries are finished cooking, remove cover and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Remove cherries from the heat and add the lemon/gelatin mixture and vanilla. Stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.

Allow the mixture to cool before stirring in the Stevia.

Pour the jam into 2 sterilized jars half-pint jars or into plastic freezer containers.

Keep refrigerated or for long-term storage, place in freezer.

Per 2 tablespoons, 18 calories and free diabetic exchanges