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.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


1 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour, sift before measuring
1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour
1/2 cup Splenda granulated
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup coarsely chopped cranberries
1 cup low-fat milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 large eggs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Grease 12 muffin cups with solid shortening or line with paper cups; set aside.

Sift the flours with half the Splenda, the baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl.

Place cranberries in a small mixing bowl and toss with the remaining Splenda to coat well. Add to the flour mixture and toss again.

Measure the milk into a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Add the 1/4 cup melted butter and eggs; beat with a fork or small whisk until eggs are incorporated and all is well combined.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour milk/egg mixture into the well. Quickly stir with a fork just until moistened. Do not beat - batter will be lumpy.

Divide the batter evenly into the muffin cups, filling each about 2/3's full. Place on center rack in oven and bake at 400 degrees 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

Remove muffins from pan to a wire rack.

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