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 22, 2015


1 pkg (4-serving size) sugar-free strawberry gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 cup sugar-free ginger ale
1 cup sugar-free frozen sliced strawberries, thawed and drained

Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, stirring until completely dissolved; stir in the ginger ale. Refrigerate until mixture is partially thickened.

Remove from refrigerator and stir in the well-drained strawberries; mix well. Pour mixture into a prepared mold or square glass dish and chill until firm.

Yield: 4 servings

Variation: Add a small sliced banana, if desired.