I was thrilled when ‘Company’s Coming diabetic cooking’ was published in 2001. Until then finding delicious recipes for my who had Type 2 Diabetes was nearly impossible. Any recipes I did find before that tasted like cardboard. Let me tell you about this fabulous cookbook.
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AUTHOR: Jean Pare
WHERE TO BUY: purchase here
MY RATING: 9.5 out of 10
Company’s Coming diabetic cooking, product overview
When my mother was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (25 years ago) there weren’t many recipes available for diabetics.
We were ecstatic when Jean Pare came out with this “Company’s Coming diabetic cooking” cookbook.
My mother and I enjoyed all the Company’s Coming collection so it was obvious we would each buy a copy.
I wasn’t diabetic but on the occasions that my mother visited I wanted to feed her diabetic-friendly food.
I was excited to try my very first recipe and discovered it was tasty enough for all of us to eat, that was an unexpected yet welcome bonus.
After my mother passed away I had stuffed that cookbook in the back of a shelf and forgot about it.
When my grandson was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes last June I dug out that cookbook as well as finding new ones.
These recipes are just as good as I remembered.
“Company’s Coming diabetic cooking” is priced incredibly affordable at just $ 11.94 on Amazon. Perfect, we get great diabetic recipes at an amazing price and by ordering from Amazon it gets delivered right to our door.
What It Contains
This cookbook contains fabulous recipes for every occasion.
It covers everything from:
- breakfast ideas
- main dishes
- side dishes
- bread and muffins
It even includes some recipes for boosters( fast-acting sugary snacks used to treat lows).
Every recipe includes complete nutrition information so calculating carbs will be easier.
There are even measurement tables included and every recipe includes both standard and metric measures to make it convenient for anyone, anywhere to use.
Did I mention how great the recipes are? Here try this dessert recipe. The whole family loves this one. My son-in-law loved it so much that on his birthday he wanted this dessert instead of a cake. This recipe contains 24 g carbohydrate and 1 g fiber. You will find the rest of the nutrition info for this recipe on page 62 of ‘Company’s Coming diabetic cooking’.
Chocolate Eclair Dessert
Cocoa 1/3 cup 75 ml
Cornstarch 2 tbsp. 30 ml
All-purpose flour 2 tbsp. 30 ml
Granulated sugar 1/2 cup 125 ml
Salt 1/8tsp 0.5 ml
Ground Cinnamon 1/8 tsp 0.5 ml
Skim Milk 1 cup 250 ml
Can of skim evaporated milk 13 1/2 oz. 385 ml
Frozen egg product, thawed (see Note) 1/2 cup 125 ml
Vanilla 1 tsp 5 ml
Light liquid topping (Nutriwhip) 1 cup 250 ml
cocoa, sifted 1 tbsp 15 ml
Whole graham crackers 28 28
Cocoa, sifted, for garnish 1 tsp 5 ml
Combine the first amount of cocoa, cornstarch, flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Slowly whisk in both kinds of milk until smooth. Heat and stir on medium until boiling and thickened. Remove from heat.
Add two large spoonfuls of hot pudding into egg product in a small bowl. Mix well. Whisk into cocoa mixture until smooth. Heat for 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent skin from forming. Let stand until cooled to room temperature.
Beat topping with the second amount of cocoa in a medium bowl until stiff.
Arrange 1/2 of graham crackers in a single layer in a 9 x 9(22 x22 cm)pan. Cut to fit if necessary. Whisk pudding to make smooth. Spread 1/2 of pudding mixture on crackers and spread evenly. Spread 1/2 of the whipped topping mixture on pudding. Cover with a single layer of remaining crackers, remaining pudding, and topping. Cover with plastic wrap for 24 hours to allow crackers to soften completely.
Just before serving, sift cocoa over top. For a more decorative look, place doily over the top of the dessert, then sift with cocoa. Carefully lift and remove doily and excess cocoa. Cuts into 16 pieces.
Note: 4 tbsp frozen egg products = 1 large egg
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I absolutely love this cookbook. My only regret is having put it away for so long.
The recipes are easy to follow and so delicious the whole family will love eating them. They won’t even realize they are eating healthy.
There is such a wide variety of tastes, textures, and colors it is wonderful. You can put together an entire meal fit for the company by just using this cookbook.
The best part is that if one of those guests happens to be Diabetic they will be able to safely eat every part of that meal.
Since the book offers all the necessary nutrition information about every recipe it will be easy to count carbs for correct insulin dosage.
In my opinion, it can’t get any easier.
Order your copy today, you won’t be disappointed.
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