This week the always elegant Josephine of Chic At Any Age is hosting Fashion Flash. She has that European elegance I have always admired and thanks to her blog, I know how its done. She has homes in both London and St Tropez and she shows how to look elegant over 40 in every season and in any weather, Make certain to subscribe to her site so that you don’t miss a single style filled post.
I have loved to cook since I was tall enough to reach the stove. For decades I perfected the great dishes of the world including Duck L’Orange, Five Cheese Lasagna and New York Cheesecake. All these and more were cooked and served from my home kitchen. Then I was diagnosed with diabetes– and suddenly I didn’t have a clue on what I could now cook and eat. My husband remarked that watching me in the kitchen was like watching Beethoven after he went deaf.
When I found out that I was diabeticI bought armfuls of “healthy”coookbooks which well, to be kind, were awful. Some used hard to find ingredients like kombucha, accai berries and farro. Others had more than a twenty ingredients and endless steps. I love to cook, but I draw the line at making my own tofu. And then there were thos so called diabetes cookbooks which seemed to rely on canned soups,frozen vegetables and way too many carbs.
Mediterranean Cooking for Diabetics is the book I wish I had when I was told I was diabetic. Traditional mediterranean cuisine is inherently healthy, but this book makes essential changes for diabetics. Rather than pages of recipes for rice and pasta, this beautifully illustrated book raises diabetic friendly beans to an art form. I have two favorites– white bean and tuna salad and those tiny French beans topped with goat cheese and toasted walnuts. They are bursting with great nutrition yet so delicious I can serve them to guests.
I always struggle to get those 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Mediterranean Cooking for Diabetics makes it so much easier with recipes that include dairy free cauliflower soup, green beans with tomatoes and stir fried cabbage and peas. These recipes are equally helpful for weight loss and a healthy heart. Quite simply, it offers good food that is good for you.