Friday, September 30, 2011

Review for Think With Your Taste Buds!

Below is a new Amazon review on our our new cookbook Think With Your Taste Buds - Desserts.  I had to share!

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy does it!, September 30, 2011
By myristica "myristica" (The Swamp, USA)
This review is from: Think With Your Taste Buds (Perfect Paperback)
Recipes are quick & easy but yummy. Many of these recipes would be ideal to introduce children to the world of cooking. You don't need a kitchen full of fancy appliances or gadgets to prepare any of them. Some recipes are old family favorites with a twist and others are refreshingly new. Both authors offer suggestions or experiences for every recipe, so it's like hands-on cooking with Mama gently guiding you. Enjoy results suitable for daily desserts, church suppers or that special event but know you won't be spending all day in the kitchen preparing any of these goodies.

This book would be a great gift for a first time cook, an experienced cook who is looking for variations on tried and true desserts or anyone who needs something tasty without the fuss.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Kielbasa Rice Pilaf

This dish is made using Kielbasa and Rice Pilaf.  Its colorful but you can add even more color by using red and/or yellow peppers.   If you don't like Rice Pilaf, use plain rice, wild rice, brown rice or a combination of both.  If you don't like Kielbasa, use chicken. See the full recipe by going to Martha's Recipe Cabinet

Sports Drinks and Diabetics

As we all know, it is important to prevent dehydration and replace electrolytes that can be lost through sweating…but you might want to also consider the amount of carbohydrates and calories that you are consuming when replacing the fluids in your body through sports drinks. 
Gatorade:  50 calories, 14 grams carbohydrates
Mountain Dew Sport: 95 calories, 24 grams carbohydrates
All Sport:  70 calories, 19 grams carbohydrates
Rehydrate:  40 calories, 10 grams carbohydrates
Performance:  100 calories, 25 grams carbohydrates
So, say you’re working outside in the heat or are sitting in the heat at a sporting event and you consume four 8 oz. bottles of Gatorade, you have taken in 200 calories and 56 grams of carbohydrates.  The calories and carbohydrates can add up quickly, causing high sugar levels.
The best practice is to look at each brand’s calorie and carbohydrate counts and the number of drinks you are consuming a day to determine if it is within your daily caloric and carbohydrate requirements.  But it’s also a good idea to supplement sports beverages with plain water!