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Diabetes Quick Fix: Greek-Style Casserole Soup

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This thick and hearty soup made with vegetables and Arborio rice takes only 20 minutes to make. It's a whole meal in one bowl. I find that my family, no matter what the weather, still loves a bowl of soup; but usually, soups take too long to make for a mid-week meal. This quick meal fits the bill.

Arborio rice is an Italian rice that is shorter...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Filet Marchand du Vin (Steak in Red Wine Sauce) with Sauteed Garlic Potatoes

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This traditional French bistro steak, cooked in a red wine sauce is easy to make and elegant enough for company.

Helpful Hints:

-- Any type of red wine can be used.

-- Diced fresh onions can be found in the produce section of the supermarket.


-- Start potatoes.

-- Make steak.

-- Finish potatoes.

Shopping List:

To buy: 1/2 ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Chicken Diavolo (Italian Chicken in Spicy Tomato Sauce) with Zucchini Carrot Gratinee

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Chicken Diavolo is a traditional Italian dinner that calls for a spicy tomato sauce. Diavolo in Italian means devil and this dish is meant to be spicy hot. The chicken breasts cook in minutes and the heat is up to you. Zucchini and carrots make a colorful side dish.

Helpful Hints:

-- Red pepper flakes can be found in the spice section of the ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Sicilian Swordfish with Broccoli Linguine

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Tomatoes, olives and garlic are staples for zesty Sicilian cooking. Raisins add sweetness giving the sauce in this dish a tantalizing sweet and sour flavor. The sauce for the fish can be made in a microwave oven. This saves time and the need to clean another saucepan. There is also a stove-top method.

Helpful Hints:

-- Any meaty type of fish, ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Pork Chops with Apple Relish and Sweet Potatoes

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Sweet and tart apple relish garnishes the sauteed boneless pork chop in this quick recipe. Sweet potatoes, gently steamed, complete this fall harvest meal.

Apples should be kept in the refrigerator and, if washed, dried thoroughly before being placed in the refrigerator. This recipe calls for a Gala apple. It's a sweet, moderately crisp, juicy ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Thai Chicken Kabobs with Brown Rice

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This spicy Thai treat is easy to make using a good quality Thai peanut sauce. My secret for cooking these kabobs is to leave about \-inch between the ingredients on kabob skewers. This gives the heat a chance to reach all around the food. If you have short skewers, use a few more.

Helpful Hints:

-- Zucchini can be used instead of yellow squash...Read more

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