Potatoes give more strength when they’re
cooked with the peel.
This is an Italian proverb I picked up in a book that makes
me feel like I’m a family friend of Amy Riolo.
The deal is, “The Italian Diabetes Cookbook”
is a great read, and hope for the newly-diagnosed that food can still be an
How can this be? Take Pumpkin Risotto. Olive
oil and yogurt replace butter and cream to keep with dietary guidelines.
Chickpea Soup with Rosemary-Infused Shrimp
is another pleasure for your table.
Fascinating tidbits labeled Italian Living Tradition include
that how one pronounced the word for chickpeas was an indicator if that person
was a foreigner, thus a test for espionage.
More like that: In Roman times salt was
heavily taxed, so people imported salted fish that was used as flavoring.
Cheese rinds are used to simmer in soups and stews.
I’m loving every page of this book and want
to put it in the hands of a diabetic I know, she will cook me everything in
this book. Let’s start with Pan-Fried Fennel with Parmesan. I know several
Southeast Texas Italians have this “finocchi” growing in their gardens.
Sounds Good This Sounds Good is about feeling
good. I don’t know what you’ve heard about Vionic, but I’m finding it to be
true. The sandals I can’t wait to get into every evening have “orthotic
technology designed to help relieve heel, knee and back pain. My friend has
something like seven pairs. The arch support is something you’ll crave. This
combo of alignment, “addictive” support, stability and balance is an investment
in yourself, that comes with a money-back guarantee for 30 days. By then, you will
be addicted. All that entertaining you plan to do by the patio and pool this
summer. . . Vionic has your back.