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 1, 2014


1 pkg (4-serving size) strawberry sugar-free gelatin
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
Ice cubes
1 carton (8-oz) lowfat vanilla greek yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract, optional
5 large fresh strawberries for garnish, optional

In a bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water stirring to dissolve completely. Combine the cold water with ice cubes to make 1 cup. Add to the gelatin and stir until slightly thickened; remove any remaining ice.

Stir the yogurt and the vanilla, if using, into the gelatin. Pour into 5 individual dessert dishes or cups.

Refrigerate until set, at least 30 minutes.

Before serving, garnish with fresh strawberries, if desired.