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.

Thursday, February 9, 2017


1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup white whole-wheat flour
2/3 cup Splenda granular
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp poppy seeds
1/3 cup low-fat milk
1/2 cup no sugar added orange marmalade
2 tbsp canola oil
3 tbsp fat-free sour cream
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, Splenda granular, baking powder, baking soda, and poppy seeds. In a small bowl, combine the milk, marmalade, canola oil, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Slowly add the milk mixture to the flour mixture. Mix gently, just until combined. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared loaf pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place the pan on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes before removing the bread. Remove the bread from the pan and allow to cool completely on the wire rack.

Note: If you wish to add a decorative icing drizzle, make your own 'powdered sugar' by blending some Splenda granular with some cornstarch until you have powdered sugar consistency. Mix with water or a little milk to make drizzle consistency.