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Subject: Need cookbook recommendations
Date Posted: 8/18/2008 10:50 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2006
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I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes - adult onset that can be caused by obesity and inactivity.

I'm looking for recommendations for cookbooks that fit the following as closely as possible. Trades would be great, but just ideas for cookbooks to search for at the UBS or FOL sales are fine, too. I was headed toward vegetarianism, so cookbooks like Linda McCarthy's are okay.

My ideal cookbooks:

will NOT rely on artificial sweeteners or fake foodstuffs

 WILL use a lot of whole grains

WILL NOT use a lot of red meat.

WILL list nutritional information,

and WILL NOT say that a serving of an entree is 2 teaspoons.

Any advice is greatly appreciated!



Date Posted: 8/19/2008 1:26 AM ET
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Diabetic Meals in 30 Minutes - Or Less is a good one.  Also, if you have a Whole Foods store around they have a cookbook called 'The Supermarket Handbook".  It is a natural foods store and for sweets or desserts, Splenda has an excellent cookbook.

Good luck!


Date Posted: 8/20/2008 4:31 PM ET
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I would check out CookingLight.com for free recipes - they have so much good stuff!  I also love www.cheaphealthygood.blogspot.com which is a blog focused on affordable, healthy eating (low-fat, whole-grain, high-veg usually.  The blogger is an omnivore but there's a weekly column by a vegetarian, also).


I have a big cookbook collection, but I actually find myself getting recipes online more often than not - mostly because it's a lot easier to find nutrition info online.  30 Lowfat Meals in 30 Minutes has a lot of whole grains and is obviously focused on low-fat cooking, but I don't remember whether they have nutrition info. 

Good luck!

Date Posted: 8/22/2008 10:02 PM ET
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How about some of the older Moosewood cookbooks?

I love Nava Atlas, not only do you get good recipes, but nice illustrations.

Date Posted: 8/22/2008 10:30 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2006
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Thanks for the recommendations so far.

I found the Diabetic Meals in 30 Minutes book - that's a good one!

The Cooking Light site is good, but I have to pay attention to the carbs.

And I own one of the Moosewood cookbooks, but hadn't even thought of looking at it! Thanks for the reminder.

I just realized that one of my favorite winter cookbooks - Vegetarian Soups for All Seasons - is by Nava Atlas! I'll check into her other books.

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Last Edited on: 8/24/08 10:56 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Subject: need cookbook recommendations
Date Posted: 8/24/2008 10:54 AM ET
Member Since: 5/30/2008
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If you're looking to cut down on red meat,  you might try going to the tag cloud and checking out vegetarian cookbooks.   Lots of grain dishes and such there too.