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.

Friday, August 14, 2015


Note: I do not bake sweets with Stevia as I don't like the taste. It works okay in these yams, however.

6 cups peeled yams, cut into bite-size cubes
4 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 tsp salt
dash of freshly ground black pepper
4 packets Stevia
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Toss the cubed yams and melted butter together and spread the yams on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper, Stevia and cinnamon.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until the yams are cooked through and slightly caramelized.

Yield: 8 servings