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, January 7, 2017


1 brick (8-oz) fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup finely chopped Granny Smith (or other tart) apple
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans for rolling
Sugar free vanilla wafers or assorted whole-grain crackers for serving

Combine the cream cheese, apple, 1/4 cup chopped pecans, and cinnamon; stir until well blended. Shape mixture into a log and roll in the 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans.

Cover log and refrigerate at least 20 minutes before serving.

Serve with the vanilla wafers or assorted crackers.


  • If you don't want to make a log, sprinkle some finely chopped pecans over the top and leave in a bowl to be served as a spread.
  • Cinnamon is excellent for diabetics. If you enjoy the flavor of cinnamon, increase the amount a little.
  • Pecans are also good for diabetics but you can use less for rolling, if desired.