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Thai-Style Curry Beef & Pasta

Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes 1box Dreamfields Spaghetti 1pound boneless beef top sirloin steak, about 3/4 to 1 inch thick 2cloves garlic, minced 2tablespoons canola or vegetable oil, divided 3cups broccoli florets 1medium bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch thick strips 1medium onion, cut into 8 wedges 2 to 3teaspoons minced fresh ginger … Continue reading Thai-Style Curry Beef & Pasta

Three Tips for Using Sugar Substitutes in Baked Goods

To enhance flavor: Add an additional teaspoon of vanilla extract per each cup of granular sugar substitute, such as Equal, NutraSweet, DiabetiSweet or Splenda. To achieve a better rise in baked goods using a low-calorie sweetener, switch from 9-inch to 8-inch round pans with 2-inch high sides. You can also try adding a half cup … Continue reading Three Tips for Using Sugar Substitutes in Baked Goods

Fresh Tomato & Basil Pasta

Preparation Time: 20minutesCook Time: 5 minutes 1 box Dreamfields Angel Hair2 tablespoons olive oil5 cups coarsely chopped tomatoes (see note below)1/2 cup chopped fresh basil4 cloves garlic, minced Salt Coarsely ground black pepper Shredded Parmesan cheese (optional) 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; return to pan. Toss with 1 tablespoon oil. 2. Meanwhile, … Continue reading Fresh Tomato & Basil Pasta

Roasted Corn & Roma Tomato Salad

Preparation Time: 30minutesCook Time: 40 minutes 1 box Dreamfields Penne Rigate1 tablespoon plus 5 teaspoons olive oil4 cups corn kernels(see note below)1 medium bell pepper (red, orange or yellow), cut in half lengthwise, seeds and membranes removed6 Roma tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise1/2 cup sliced fresh basil Coarsely ground black pepper Dressing: 2 tablespoons olive … Continue reading Roasted Corn & Roma Tomato Salad

Diabetes-Friendly Valentine’s Day Recipes (Including a Killer Chocolate Cake)

With all the heart-shaped boxes of chocolates filling every aisle of virtually every store this time of year, Valentine’s Day can be treacherous for those with diabetes. After all, how is a person supposed to keep his blood sugar levels in check when faced with the temptation of dozens of chocolate-dipped nuts, jellies, and caramels?To … Continue reading Diabetes-Friendly Valentine’s Day Recipes (Including a Killer Chocolate Cake)

Paula Deen and Type 2: The Real Story

Celebrity chef Paula Deen was subjected to some withering criticism recently when the public learned that she has type 2 diabetes. How could she push butter and sugar-loaded recipes at TV viewers when she has diabetes, her critics demanded. In Paula’s defense, some of her reluctance to change her recipes or acknowledge her diabetes was simple … Continue reading Paula Deen and Type 2: The Real Story

Diabetes Health Type 2: Paula Deen: Cooking Up a New Life With Diabetes

Paula Deen, a celebrity Southern chef known for her unrestrained love of butter and sugar, is no stranger to the media. She received a flurry of bad press recently when she revealed that she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes three years earlier. Shortly thereafter, she became a spokesperson for Novo Nordisk’s Victoza. Following … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Paula Deen: Cooking Up a New Life With Diabetes

Quick and Easy Huevos Rancheros

Ingredients & Methods Makes 4 servings Quick and Easy Huevos Rancheros 2 cups of your favorite tomato-based salsa ½ cup pureed beans (canned refried beans made without lard are acceptable) 4 eggs, preferably free range, organic or omega 3-fortified eggs 2 ounces crumbled Mexican cheese such as queso asadero 2 tablespoons minced cilantro 1 avocado … Continue reading Quick and Easy Huevos Rancheros