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.

Saturday, September 17, 2016


Streusel Topping:
1/3 cup Splenda Granulated
1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
dash of salt
1/4 cup butter

1 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup Splenda Granulated
1/4 cup olive or coconut oil
1 egg (large)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup low-fat milk
2 cups fresh or frozen (unsweetened) blueberries

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan; set aside.

Make the topping by combining the Splenda, flour, cinnamon and salt; cut in butter using 2 knives or your fingers until crumbly. Set aside.

In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine the flours, baking powder and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the Splenda, oil, egg and vanilla until blended. Alternately add the flour mixture and the milk, ending with flour mixture, to the egg mixture until well blended. Gently stir in the blueberries just until combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the batter.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool in the pan 10 minutes. May be served from the pan or removed to a serving platter.

Cut into 16 squares for serving.

Note: Picture Credit to King Arthur Flour

Note: This is a coffeecake I made diabetic-friendly based on a KAF recipe.