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.

Saturday, June 14, 2014


1 pkg (4-serving size) sugar-free gelatin, your choice of flavor/color
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
ice cubes
1 cup melon balls, your choice of cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon

Dissolve the gelatin completely in the boiling water.

Combine the cold water and enough ice cubes to measure 1 1/4 cups; add to the gelatin mixture and stir until slightly thickened. Remove and discard any unmelted ice.

Measure out 1 1/3 cups of the gelatin and add the melon balls.

Divide into individual serving dishes  or pour into a medium serving bowl.

Beat the remaining gelatin mixture at high speed with an electric mixer until thickened and doubled in volume. Spoon over the gelatin in the dishes/bowl. Chill for 2 hours or until completely set.

Garnish with mint leaves, additional melon balls, etc, if desired.