Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE
Robert Rose Publishing (2015)
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (02/16)
In “The Diabetes Comfort Food Diet,” Laura Cipullo, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, has created the perfect diabetes cookbook that won’t leave you feeling deprived. In the first part of the book, she provides valuable information about understanding and living with diabetes. This information is beneficial to both the diabetic and family members who might be cooking for them.
The recipes that follow are pretty traditional dishes that use healthier ingredients. Each recipe has suggestions on cutting carbs, adding fiber, and using healthy fats. There are charts to show the caloric difference between using the recipe versus the traditional version. The author covers recipes for the three basic meals plus snacks. She then breaks the recipes down further by separating them into divisions like meat, poultry, seafood, vegetarian, sides, and dessert. There are also pictures provided for some of the dishes that look amazing! The one that caught my eye the most is the Lemon-Raspberry Cheesecake.
“The Diabetes Comfort Food Diet,” by Laura Cipullo caught my attention because I have diabetics in the family that prefer to eat the Standard American Diet, otherwise known as SAD. Since I do not follow this “diet,” I needed to find recipes that would appeal to these relatives and keep me from feeling guilty about what I am feeding them. I am very excited about having the opportunity to test the recipes, especially that cheesecake!