Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Feeding the Whole Family

Feeding the Whole Family, was reprinted January 2008. It boasts "65 delicious new recipes, including meat dishes."

The first book, with the purple cover, was for me the only cookbook a young bride needed. Everything I tried tasted good, and the recipes are very economical.

The following eight recipes from the first book are a big hit around this house:

Tofu Breakfast Burritos
Millet with Fresh Peaches (and blueberries!)
Bathing Rama Spinach
Black Beans with Sensuous Spices
Susan's Surprise Salad
Whole Wheat Pancakes with Blueberry Topping
Mary's Chocolate Cake (vegan version)
Pumpkin Muffins

After being diagnosed with diabetes, I found that six out of those eight dishes would raise my blood glucose unless eaten in very small amounts. I can eat burrito filling. I can have half of a small muffin. It was beginning to seem like torture- I'd rather have no pancake than a quarter sized pancake! Eating grains and starchy vegetables, although healthy whole foods, wasn't working for me.
Diabetics: In a nutshell- a whole foods diet may not be enough to keep diabetes under control without medication. I know from personal experience that the Berenstein Principal works.