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, September 6, 2016


1 cup all-purpose flour**
1 1/4 cups white whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup Splenda Granulated
1/4 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 pkg sugar-free chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans*, optional

Preheat oven to 376 degrees.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the flours, baking soda and salt; set aside.

Using an electric mixture at medium speed, blend the applesauce, flaxseed, coconut oil, both Splenda products and the vanilla extract just until blended. Add the eggs, one at a time, mix well. Gradually add the flour mixture, beating until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and the pecans, if using.

Spoon rounded tablespoonfuls of the dough onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

Yield: Approximately 3 dozen.

*I always use nuts in my cookies, if possible, as they are a great addition to a diabetic diet.
**I usually use 2 1/4 cups white whole-wheat flour and omit the all-purpose. Sometimes I substitute 1 cup garbanzo bean flour for the all-purpose. I eliminated refined grains from my kitchen about ten years ago so I never use all-purpose flour for anything.