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, November 5, 2016


Cornbread is one of my favorite foods. Since my diabetes diagnosis I have really had to cut back on cornbread in my diet. I finally found a way to enjoy my cornbread without a big surge in blood sugar readings. The secret is using white whole-wheat flour. Here is a good recipe and it is delicious made in an iron skillet. Do not over indulge and always have a piece of cornbread with a protein item!

1 cup cornmeal
1 cup white whole-wheat flour
3 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup fat-free milk
1 large egg
olive or coconut oil to grease the skillet

Preheat oven to 375.
Grease the skillet and heat in oven until hot.

In a bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the milk and egg until well combined. Pour the mixture into the hot skillet and bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until browned.

Note: Add a tablespoon of chopped jalapeno peppers if desired.