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.

Thursday, January 15, 2015


1 pkg (3-oz) orange-flavored sugar-free gelatin
1/2 cup grated carrots
1 can (8-oz) crushed pineapple in its own juice, well drained
lettuce leaves for serving
fat-free sour cream for serving, if desired

Prepare gelatin according to the package directions; refrigerate until partially set. Remove from refrigerator and gently stir in the carrots and pineapple.

Chill salad until completely set before serving. To serve, cut into squares and place on a large lettuce leaves. Top each serving with a small dollop of sour cream, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings