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.

Sunday, November 30, 2014


1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup Splenda granulated or comparable amount of Stevia
2 cups low-fat milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
whipped cream for topping, optional
ground cinnamon for garnish, optional

Place cocoa in a medium saucepan and whisk in the boiling water and Splenda. Using the whisk, stir in the milk and vanilla; heat through without boiling.

Pour into cups or mugs and top with a dollop of whipped cream garnished with a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.