Friday, October 8, 2010

New Site for The African American Guide to Living Well With Diabetes

Author and Certified Diabetes Educator Constance Brown-Riggs is excited to announce the launch of her revamped website Eating Soulfully where you can find out more information about Constance and her new book The African American Guide to Living with Diabetes.

“This book provides cutting-edge information on diet, exercise, and medication, synthesized with other aspects of diabetes care, including spirituality-providing a total lifestyle wellness plan. I support this book with high enthusiasm.”
—Wahida Karmally, DrPH, RD, CDE, associate research scientist, Director of Nutrition, Irving Institute of Clinical and Translational Research, Columbia University

This comprehensive guide includes:
  • The latest medical treatments for diabetes-medications, insulin therapies, blood glucose monitors, plus the pros and cons of supplements, herbs, and alternative diets.
  • What you can’t eat—and what you can.
  • Dozens of mouthwatering Caribbean and soul food recipes, with a two-week menu plan.

Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN—an award winning registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association—is the author of Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes and creator of the Diabetes Soul Food Pyramid. Her work has appeared in books for health professionals and healthcare consumers. She has been a featured expert in national magazines such as Essence, Real Health and Diabetic Cooking.

Please find below a recipe shared from the book:

Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken
1/2 cup fat free milk or buttermilk
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 cup cornflakes, crumbled
1 1/2 TBSP Onion Powder
1 1/2 TBSP Garlic Powder
2 tsp Black Pepper
2 tsp Dried Hot Pepper, crushed
1 tsp ginger, ground
8 pieces chicken, skinless (4 breast, 4 drumsticks)
A few shakes of paprika
1 tsp vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 F
Add 1/2 tsp. of poultry seasoning to milk
Combine all other spices with cornflake crumbs, and place in plastic bag
Wash chicken and pat dry. Dip chicken into milk and shake to remove excess.
Quickly shake in bag with seasonings and crumbs, and remove chicken from the bag.
Refrigerate chicken for 1 hour
Remove chicken from refrigerator and sprinkle lightly with paprika for color.
Space chicken evenly on greased baking pan. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for another 30 to 40 minutes or until meat can easily be pulled away from the bone with fork. Drumsticks may require less baking time than breasts. Crumbs will form crispy "skin."

Note: Do not turn chicken during baking

Makes 10 servings

Recipe from National Institute of Health, Heart Healthy Home Cooking

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