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.

Friday, July 4, 2014


2 pkgs (4-serving size each) lemon-flavored sugar free gelatin
2 cups boiling water
1 1/2 cups cold water
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 cups assorted chopped red, yellow, and green bell peppers
2 tbsp sliced green onion

Completely dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, stirring to be sure all is dissolved. Stir in the cold water and lemon juice.  Chill until slightly thickened.

Stir in the peppers and green onion.

Lightly spray a 5-cup mold with nonstick cooking spray; pour gelatin mixture into the mold.

Chill gelatin until firm, at least 4 hours. Unmold to serve.