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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


1 bag (12-oz) fresh cranberries
1 cup Splenda Granulated
1 cup water
3 tbsp orange juice concentrate
1 medium apple, peeled, cored and diced
1/3 cup golden raisins

Place cranberries, Splenda, water, and orange juice.in a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil and boil for 3 to 4 minutes or until the berries start to thicken and the water has been reduced by half.

Remove from pan and place in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours overnight.

Add diced apple and half the raisins to cranberries; stir well. Refrigerate until ready to serve then just before serving sprinkle the remaining raisins (I omit as I don't like raisins) over the relish as a garnish.

Served chilled with meats such as poultry, pork, etc.

Yield: 20 servings
Per serving: 25 calories, 6g carbs, 0 protein

Note: File Photo