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There are some tasty recipes here - love the ‘Dirty Forbidden Rice’ in particular which is a delicious spicy beef and black rice dish. Some of the ingredients used in the book I’ve been advised against in controlling diabetes, but to be fair are used in moderation in recipes. Good for weekday dinners.
The Southern Comfort Food Diabetes Cookbook states that the Southern Region of the US and people with roots in the south make up a large percentage of people with diabetes. As a descendent of the Gullah/Geechee people of South Carolina and Lowland people of North Carolina, reading information about the cultural traditions of using fresh ingredients like Collard & Mustard Greens, Okra, Rice & Beans, Seafood, and "Not- Old Bay" Seasoning infused throughout the book was a wonderful bonus. Just browsing through the recipes that reminded me of my Grandmother's cooking: Shrimp & Grits, Zucchini Bread, Candied Yams, Biscuits, Smothered Chicken, Pulled Pork, and Banana Pudding gave me comfort. As a Nurse Practitioner, I am so happy to be able to share this cookbook with patients who struggle with feeling that they have to give up eating foods that have historical and cultural significance once they are diagnosed with Diabetes. Thank you, Maya, for providing this fantastic resource!
This is a nice cookbook with some fairly complicated recipes and some ingredients I don't usually have on hand. BUT my husband is diabetic and recipes containing 45-60 grams of carbs per serving (some as little as 3/4 cup) are not helpful to us. This might be nice for non-diabetics who have time to spend in the kitchen.
Love Southern cooking? Have diabetes? This book is for you. Maya Feller show you how to enjoy the comfort foods of the South you love without harming your health. By teaching you how to reframe your plate, you'll learn actionable ways to use Southern comfort foods into your diabetes routine by using slower release carbohydrates that are optimal for good health and diabetes control. For anyone who loves exceptionally great tasting foods to please the entire family, this book will be used over and over again.
This cookbook is filled with “real” food that any diabetic will cheer about. The recipes are well chosen and delicious. As I cook my way through them I want to dance that someone has written a diabetic cookbook that is simple and informative without all the diabetic gobbledygook that we diabetics have always waded through. I seriously recommend The Southern Comfort Food Diabetics Cookbook to anyone who wants delicious Southern food made with ease. Thank you Ms. Feller!
I am really disappointed with this book. Most of the recipes require a pressure cooker. I don't even have a pressure cooker and don't plan to buy one. Also, by the time I have prepped for a dish, I am tired and frustrated because it still have to cook in the oven. It is a waste of money for me.
Constantly on a quest to cook something (I love to cook) and cook healthier, I love trying new recipes or getting ideas from others' recipes to enhance my own. Well, I'm not a diabetic, but I bought this book originally for my mother-in-law who is. I read thru the book and its recipes to ensure the it would be beneficial to her before I passed it on. I was very intrigued by the recipes. That intrigue led me to purchasing a book of my own run out to the store to get some of the ingredients for a few recipes to cook this weekend. Hope this review helps. Happy Cooking!!
Each recipe is more delicious than the next in this thoughtful and deliberate cookbook. No one in my family has diabetes, but several of the recipes have quickly become regulars in my meal rotation (the Four Bean Field Stew is AMAZING) because my kids love the flavors and textures and I love how nutrient-dense and easy they are to follow. Were one of us to be diagnosed with diabetes, I would find this cookbook a great comfort. So many people assume that having diabetes no longer means enjoying food. Feller's cookbook makes it clear that this is most certainly not the case.
I purchased my book and jumped right in! I’m so excited to see a cookbook on this topic. I don’t have diabetes but have friends that do. This cookbook will make a great gift but it’s also a keeper. These recipes are amazing and I can’t wait to try them all out! Maya is so knowledgeable and a qualified presence in her field. Delicious, healthy and comforting...? Who would have thought!