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, May 21, 2015


This is my diabetic version of a tasty-looking pie I saw on the internet several years ago after I was diagnosed with diabetes.

1 large pkg (6-oz size) sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
2 cups cold fat-free milk
2 tbsp melted butter
1 cup thawed sugar-free frozen whipped topping
1 9-inch sugar-free graham cracker or sugar-free baked pastry pie shell
1/2 cup toasted unsweetened flaked coconut
8 maraschino cherries for garnish if your blood sugar is under control

In a large bowl beat the pudding mix according to the package directions using the fat-free milk. Gently fold in the butter and whipped topping; transfer to the prepared pie shell.

Refrigerate pie approximately 4 hours or until firm. Before cutting to serve, sprinkle the toasted coconut over the top.

Garnish each slice with a cherry, if using.

Note: File Photo