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.

Monday, July 14, 2014


1 can (15-oz) low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
2 large eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup Splenda granular
1/2 tsp canola oil
1/2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1 tbsp fat-free milk
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9-inch square baking pan or dish with nonstick cooking spray and line with parchment paper.

Place all ingredients except chocolate chips in a blender and blend until combined and smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts and pour batter into prepared baking pan or dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool in pan on a wire rack. Cool completely before cutting into 16 squares.

Note: File photo without nuts