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, April 27, 2017


1 cup egg substitute or 4 eggs

2 cups Equal Sugar-Lite* or Splenda Blend*
3/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 medium sized ripe bananas, mashed (1 cup)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini
1 cup chopped pecans

In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs. Blend Equal, applesauce and oil into eggs. Add banana and mix well. Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture. Stir in zucchini and pecans just until combined. Pour mixture into two greased 9-inch loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

*This is how this recipe was given to me. I, however, prefer to use the equivalent of regular Splenda Granular.

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