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, December 15, 2014


1 carton (16-oz) low-fat cottage cheese
1 pkg (4-serving size) orange-flavored sugar-free gelatin
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
Ice cubes
1 can (11-oz) mandarin orange sections, drained well

Place the cottage cheese in a blender or food processor container. Place the cover on the container and blend until smooth; set aside.

Stir the boiling water into the gelatin and stir until completely dissolved.

Add enough ice cubes to the cold water to make 1 1/4 cups. Add tp the gelatin mixture and stir until slighlty thickened. Remove any unmelted ice. Stir in the oranges.

Divide the cottage cheese evenly into 8 individual serving dishes or place into a pretty glass dish. Spoon the gelatin mixture over the cheese.

Chill until set, at least 2 hours.

Yield: 8 half-cup servings.
Per serving: 80 calories, 5 g carbs, 8 g protein

Note: May be used as a salad or a dessert. If using as a dessert, add a dollop of sugar-free whipped topping, if desired.