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, November 5, 2014


This diabetic-friendly recipe is from TOH.

1 1/2 cups cold fat-free milk
1 pkg (1-oz) sugar-free instant butterscotch pudding mix
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1 cup fat-free (and sugar-free or low sugar) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided

In a large bowl, whip the milk and pudding mix together for 2 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes or until soft set.

In a separate bowl, combine the pumpkin and spices; gently fold into the pudding. Fold in 1/2 cup of the whipped topping.

Divide equally into 4 small serving dishes and refrigerate until serving time.

Garnish each with a dollop of the remaining whipped topping, if desired. Sprinkle with some additional cinnamon. (Cinnamon is a blood sugar stabilizer.)

Note: Adding a fresh mint leaf to the whipped topping adds a nice touch but is completely optional.