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, October 8, 2016


Do you ever long for a doughnut? If so, and your diabetes is under control, give this drop doughnut recipe a try.

3 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup Splenda Granulated
3 large eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups white whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 cup low-fat milk
Canola oil for deep frying
Additional Splenda for rolling, optional

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and Splenda; add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Beat in the applesauce and vanilla.

Combine the flours, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to above mixture alternately with the milk (this is a thick batter).

Heat oil to 375 degrees in a deep-fryer or deep pan. Drop batter into hot oil a few teaspoonfuls at a time. Using a slotted spoon, turn and fry until golden brown, approximately 1 minute per side. Remove to paper toweling to drain. Place additional Splenda in a small bowl and roll warm doughnuts, if desired.

Yield: Approximately 5 dozen

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