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Cooking Tips: Herb and Spice Chart

Many of you have written asking for an herb chart that you could print out and post on the inside of your pantry door. Here’s a chart I devised years ago for just this purpose. The most common dried herbs that you’re likely to have on your shelf: Bay leaf – primarily used for flavoring […]

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Cooking Tips: Salad Bowl Gardens

We love to garden and that includes fresh vegetables and herbs in the summertime. After years of trying to keep the deer out of my vegetable garden, I switched from trying to raise vegetables in the ground to containers. Not only did that solve the deer problem, but it allows me to overcome all sorts […]

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Saving Time in the Kitchen: Faster Cleanup

This is the last in our series on saving time in the kitchen. Since we spend a lot of hours each week developing recipes for our cookbooks and this website, in addition to cooking for our families and guests, we like to save all the time we can in kitchen clean-up. Here are some techniques […]

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Saving Time in the Kitchen: Cooking Tips

In previous articles, we’ve saved you time shopping and prepping your food for cooking; now it’s time to share some quick cooking tips. If you like the firmer skin of an oven-baked potato, shorten the baking time by piercing the potato with a fork and microwaving them for 10 minutes before finishing them off in […]

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Saving Time in the Kitchen: Prep Tips

This post, we’re going to save you time preparing that food for cooking. Here are some handy hints we’ve developed over the years. When rinsing herbs such as parsley or cilantro, grab the bunch by the stems and swish back and forth in a pan of cold water. Shake well and spread out on paper […]

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Lower Fat Holiday Cooking

It’s important that we as diabetics control our fat intake to 30% or less of our daily calories. This is particularly hard to do during the holidays when we’re wanting to feed our families traditional dishes of the season-most from times when fat was not considered to be that important. Why is it so today? […]

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Baking with Sugar Substitutes

Although nutrition guidelines no longer view eating sugar as unsafe for people with diabetes, it must be counted as part of you allotment of carbohydrates. Be aware that many foods that have sugar often have a high fat content. These foods should be used only on special occasions. Artificial sweeteners (non-caloric), on the other hand, […]

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The Power of Soy

The Food and Drug Administration says products containing soy protein may lower cholesterol levels, which can lead to a reduced risk of heart disease and strokes. Until recently in this country, the whole soybean didn’t appear on too many dinner plates, however, that is changing. As exemplified In the newest cookbook manuscript that we’re about […]

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A Diabetic Pantry

Cooking for someone with diabetes, whether yourself or someone else, is really just a commitment to cooking healthy on a day-to-day basis. We both keep a well-stocked pantry so that making a meal does not mean running to the market every day. We market twice a week for fresh fish, poultry, meat, dairy, and produce […]

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Equipping a Diabetic Kitchen

We’ve been getting lots of e-mail from all over the world asking us how to equip a kitchen once one is diagnosed as having diabetes. I took stock of my kitchen and here’s what I most often use: nonstick cookware and bakeware (buy the best you can afford) in assorted sizes a soup pot a […]