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.

Monday, May 15, 2017



1 cup low-fat graham cracker crumbs
3 tbsp stick butter, melted
3 tbsp Equal Spoonful or 2 tbsp Splenda granular

2 pkgs (8 oz each) low-fat cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup Equal Spoonful or Splenda Granular
2 egg whites
1 egg
1/2 tsp grated lime peel
3 tbsp fresh lime juice

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

To make crust: Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, Equal; press evenly over bottom and up side of an 8-inch springform pan. Bake for 8 minutes.

To make filling: In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and Equal until fluffy. Beat in egg, egg whites, lime juice and peel until well blended. Pour mixture into prepared crust. Bake at 325 degrees 30 to 35 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate at least 3 to 4 hours before serving.

Garnish with whipped cream and fresh lime slices, if desired.

Note: This is a file photo