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Starred Review. Food historian, cooking instructor and author Riolo (Arabian Delights) offers over 200 recipes for diabetics in this easy-to-use guide to Mediterranean cuisine. Organized by course (small plates, first courses, side, salads, etc,), Riolo's collection offers dozens of palate-expanding, flavor-packed dishes that will appeal to diabetics and their families, including a hearty chicken, tomato and pepper stew, Braised Fennel with Orange Sauce, and a bright Orzo with Lemon, Artichokes and Asparagus salad. A Turkish riff on chicken salad incorporating ground walnuts, garlic and paprika offers a tasty diversion, and chicken kabobs marinated in tahini, lemon juice and garlic, and served with a raspberry mustard sauce, is perfect for grilling season. Vegetarians will appreciate Riolo's 70-plus vegan dishes, like a Vegetarian Cassoulet, Spicy Tunisian Chickpea Stew, and Lebanese Eggplant with Yogurt, Tahini and Pine Nuts, a silky, protein-packed alternative to mashed potatoes. Each recipe contains exchange and nutritional information, and cooks will be pleased with an index of main ingredients. Though diners and diabetics already familiar with Mediterranean cuisine will get the most out of the book, vegans and others interested in broadening their culinary horizons will be surprised at this volume's breadth and ease of use.
Amy Riolo is a nationally recognized lecturer and food writer on Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. She has taught cooking classes at Sur le Table Cooking School and lectured for medical professionals and nutritionists on the importance of healthy cooking and Mediterranean cuisine. She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
Although it has many good recipes, I.am surprised that desserts require great amounts of sugar. Recipes also call for regular bread crumbs, phyllo dough, Etc. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rosita J. Rodriguez
I found this had very good information and was a helpful with really good receipts.Published 5 months ago by Jinny Bea
Have only used twice, but the instructions are easy and although I'm not great in the kitchen, I can follow.Published 8 months ago by Comely
Very disappointed. I should have paid more attention to the reviews. I would loose weight with this book as there were few recipes
I would make! Read more
I first checked this book out of the library and loved it , so I bought my own copyPublished 9 months ago by Marilyn I. Stallwitz