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.

Sunday, February 15, 2015


I saw a recipe last year in a Southern Living Magazine that really caught my attention. This crumble incorporates two of my very favorites - peaches and blackberries. Since I am a diabetic, I worked with the recipe and came up with this version for us diabetics. Yummy!

3 cups fresh peach slices (about 3 medium)
2 cups fresh blackberries*
large egg 
large egg yolk 
1 cup Splenda Granulated 
1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup uncooked regular oats
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 
1/2 cup butter, melted 
Sugar-free vanilla ice cream for serving, optional

Preheat oven to 375°. Place first 2 ingredients in an 11- x 7-inch (or 2-qt.) baking dish. Stir together egg, egg yolk, and next 4 ingredients with a fork until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle over fruit; drizzle melted butter over topping. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until light brown and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes; serve warm with ice cream.

*Blueberries work well in this recipe if you prefer them to the blackberries.