Nechama Cohen is the treasured figurehead of the Jewish Diabetes Association. Her years-long efforts to ease the difficulties of diabetics have surely earned her a big slice of real estate in heaven. Her cookbook dishes out a heaping helping of delicious food and both diabetics and non-diabetics can relish the results!
This 419-page hardcover is only heavy due to superb photographs accompanied by user-friendly recipes that list the nutritional contents and caloric values of the tempting food they describe. The food, however, is light on the waistband and good to your bathroom scale.
Chapters are devoted to kitchen creations that are as much eye candy as they are basic builders of strong bodies. Instructions are simple, not complex. Sprinkled throughout the pages are suggestions for varying the recipes to differing tastes and nutritional needs. One example is page 262’s recipe for Sweet and Sour Beef Stew with Cashews. It also offers advice to diners unconcerned with carbohydrate intake levels. Bread, brownies and cheesecakes please palates in the Baking Lite section that is sure to please diet-conscious teens.
Carnivores will be more than satisfied with the 37 meat recipes ranging from barbecues to balsamic chicken, Chinese concoctions and your basic meat ‘n’ gravy man-pleasers.
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Yocheved Golani is the author of It’s MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry If I Need To: A Life Book for Helping You to Dry Your Tears and Cope With a Medical Challenge(Booklocker Publishing).