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Diabetes Quick Fix: Walnut Crusted Buffalo Steak with Tomato and Bean Salad

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Buffalo or bison is now available in most supermarkets fresh or frozen. It's a tasty alternative to beef and very low in saturated fat. With a walnut topping and a tomato and bean salad, you can serve this meal on a weeknight dinner, or it's special enough for a weekend dinner with friends. The nut coating provides a crunchy texture, which ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Chicken and Shiitake Yakitori

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Yakitori is Japanese grilled chicken kabobs made with a sweet Japanese barbecue sauce.

The secret to quick and even kabob cooking is to leave a little space on the skewer between each piece of chicken. This way the chicken can cook through on all sides.

Helpful Hints:

-- Any type of mushrooms can be used.

-- If using wooden skewers, soak ...Read more

Eat nuts for heart health and lower cholesterol

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The health benefits of nuts continue to make news.

A feature on nuts in the May edition of Tufts University's Health & Nutrition letter says "nuts should be part of a healthy dietary pattern" because nuts contain healthful fats.

Tufts says nuts "deliver a lot of nutrition in a small package." Noshing in moderation on Brazil nuts, almonds ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Poached Salmon with Chive Sauce and Vegetable Fettuccini

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A light chive sauce tops gently poached salmon fillets in this quick dinner. Fresh linguine with carrots and broccoli complete this simple, elegant meal.

Shredded carrots can be found in the produce section of the supermarket along with broccoli florets. This means there's no slicing and chopping for the Vegetable Fettuccini side dish.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Middle-Eastern Lamb with Spinach Brown Rice

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Lamb coated with a Middle Eastern sauce of garlic, ground cumin, cucumber and yogurt is an easy, quick dinner. Look for lamb cut from the leg or for kabobs.

Helpful Hints:

-- Minced garlic can be found in jars in the produce or condiment sections of the supermarket.

-- If lamb cut from the leg isn't available, ask the butcher for a quick-...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Chicken and Garlic Greens with Spicy Sauteed Potatoes

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Top grilled chicken with baby greens for a surprisingly different dinner. In this recipe baby greens, also known as field greens or mesclun, are sauteed with garlic as a colorful topping for chicken. If you can't find the baby greens in the supermarket, you can use a soft lettuce such as bib.

Sauteing the greens for a minute enhances the flavor...Read more

Eating out may raise your risk of cancer, alarming new study shows

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Foodies beware: A recent study has shown that the habit of dining out may raise your risk of cancer.

According to a new University of California and George Washington University study, as Newsweek reports, dining out may put you at risk for elevated levels of potentially harmful chemicals called phthalate that are linked to diseases like cancer...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Sweet and Sour Shrimp with Brown Rice

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Using sliced onions and green pepper from the produce section of the market helps you make this dinner in 5 minutes.

Wok cooking tip: Make sure your wok or skillet is very hot. Add the food to the hot wok and don't touch it for about 30 seconds. This gives the wok a chance to regain its heat.

Helpful Hint:

-- Diced fresh onions and green bell...Read more


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