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.

Friday, February 17, 2017


2 cups sifted white whole-wheat flour

3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup Splenda granular
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp vinegar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and lightly flour a 9 x 13-inch baking pan; set aside.

Sift the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves together three times; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat oil, applesauce, Splenda, water and vinegar together until fluffy. Add the eggs and beat well. Add the sifted flour mixture alternately with the mashed bananas, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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