Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Diabetic Friendly Cook Book "Switches It Up"

Corinne Trang's recipes in this new American Diabetes Association cookbook takes readily available ingredients and transforms recipes into flavorful meal combinations.  In each of the recipes, she suggests how to combine 3 recipes from the booklet to create a colorful meal.  Our dinner tonight features the 3 recipes she suggested as a pairing.  The poultry dish was similar to recipes we'd prepared.  The couscous-cranberry combination was all new (and very tasty) as was the smokey bean soup.  We both enjoyed the offerings.

Our menu:
Curried Spiced Turkey Tenderloin
Smoked Tomato Bean Soup
Quinoa with Spinach and Dried Cranberries

 Curried Spiced Turkey Tenderloin
©2017 by Corinne Trang. Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association. Switch It Up is available at ShopDiabetes.org, in bookstores nationwide, or by calling 1-800-232-6733.”

(Serves 3)

In a small bowl, mix curry, ginger and garlic.
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic clove

Drop tenderloin into bowl of turn to cover with spice mix..
6 pound turkey tenderloin
Place on a baking tray covered with non stick aluminum foil.  Bake at 325 F. until thermometer inserted into center of tenderloin reaches 165F, about 45 minutes.  Slice thinly with electric knife.

Smokey Tomato Soup 

©2017 by Corinne Trang. Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association. Switch It Up is available at ShopDiabetes.org, in bookstores nationwide, or by calling 1-800-232-6733.”

(Serves 3)

Saute celery, shallots, carrots and peppers in olive oil, stirring frequently.
2 teaspoon olive oil
1/3 cup celery, diced
2 tablespoon shallots, diced
1/3 cup carrots, diced
2 tablespoon orange and red sweet peppers, diced

Add spices.
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano

Add beans, water and bouillon cube.  
1/3 cup great northern beans
2 cups water
1 vegetable bouillon cube, low sodium
Cook until beans are soft, about 1 hour.

Stir in tomatoes.  Heat throughout.
1/2 cup diced tomatoes, no added salt

Garnish with fresh cilantro
Fresh cilantro, garnish 

Quinoa with Spinach & Dried Cranberries

©2017 by Corinne Trang. Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association. Switch It Up is available at ShopDiabetes.org, in bookstores nationwide, or by calling 1-800-232-6733.”

(Serves 2)

Heat oil in stove top skillet.  Add quinoa.  Stir to toast.  Add water and dried cranberries.  Heat to boiling.  Lower heat.  Cover and cook 20 minutes, until water is absorbed.
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoon quinoa
3/4 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoon dried cranberries, chopped

Mix quinoa and berries with spinach.  Dress with lemon juice.
1/2 cup fresh spinach, stems removed and chopped
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Serve with crumbled cheese.
2 tablespoon crumbled bleu cheese

               

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SWITCH IT UP
A Fresh Take on Quick and Easy Diabetes-Friendly Recipes for a Balanced Life

by Corinne Trang
February 2017
The biggest challenge facing most people is how to get creativity and diversity into their diet, particularly when they are preparing meals daily. the trick is to incorporate a repertoire of simple recipes, using readily available ingredients that can be mixed and matched to create innovative dishes that become favorites.
In her new book SWITCH IT UP [Feb 2017, $14.95 US] Nautilus Book Award winner Corinne Trang has created a treasure trove of core recipes with the goal of achieving a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Corinne inspires readers to break the cycle of cooking "dinner time fixtures" by including some new, and many familiar, ingredients and sharing her unique approach to savoring the methods by which a food is prepared and presented. A healthy lifestyle begins with understanding balance - replacing dishes that are unhealthy or hard to digest with smaller, varied plates creating consciousness while eating. Best of all, there are plenty of options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike! Inspired by cuisines from around the world, Corinne brings a new appreciation to the table with dishes like these:
  • Fennel Salad with Blood Orange
  • Eggplant, Tomato, Mozzarella Napoleon
  • Baby Bok Choy Stir-Fried with Ginger and Garlic
  • Spicy Miso Guacamole
  • Calamari in Tomato Sauce with Basil
  • Curry-spiced Chicken Breasts
  • Pan-seared Pork Tenderloin with Sautéed Apples
  • Apple Cranberry Pecan Crisp
Recipes use easy-to-find, staple ingredients, along with the American Diabetes Association's approved meal exchanges and detailed nutrition information.
SWITCH IT UP introduces the concept of mixing and matching dishes and opens the door for new combinations for any meal. The leftovers from a recipe you include for dinner can be combined with another recipe for tomorrow's lunch to create an entirely new flavor profile. SWITCH IT UP takes readers on a journey of new and bold tastes using ingredients that will elevate creativity in the kitchen, a bonus for family and friends.

About the Author
Corinne Trang is the award-winning author of nine cookbooks, including 2013 Nautilus Award-winning Asian Flavors Diabetes Cookbook, as well as Essentials of Asian Cuisine and Authentic Vietnamese Cooking. Trang is a frequent television and radio guest and has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CBS's Early Morning Show, Martha Stewart Living, PBS, FOX News, ABC, CNN, Lifetime, Discovery, Food Network, Sirius, Business Talk Radio, NPR, and Bloomberg. She has written for numerous publications including: Saveur, Food & Wine, Fine Cooking, Island, Gourmet, CookingLight, and Bon Appetit, and has taught and lectured internationally. For more information, visit www.corinnetrang.com.
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About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association® is leading to fight to STOP DIABETES® and its deadly consequences for those affected with diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, its mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish.
SWITCH IT UP
A Fresh Take on Quick and Easy Diabetes-Friendly Recipes for a Balanced Life
by Corinne Trang
February 2017

American Diabetes Association
$14.95 US
Original Trade Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-58040-549-2

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