Recipe makeovers done for Paula Deen

red flower lady
By red flower lady Latest Reply 2012-01-21 20:06:08 -0600
Started 2012-01-20 14:08:53 -0600 has a feature on some of Paula Deen's most popular recipes that THEY made over to be in their words "matched with lighter, diabetes-friendly fare from our own recipe database."

Take a look and see what you think about the changes. I am all for making food healthier. Yum

8 replies

Jeanae 2012-01-20 18:03:47 -0600 Report

I looked and while they are healthier than her usual, because of my own eating plan and restrictions… there was nothing that I could or would eat. But I know my family loves fried chicken so I may try her oven fried chicken for them. But I will stick with my own recipes that are tried and true, do not negatively impact my b.s., and are easy. But it is a big improvement and a step in the right direction for her. So I guess kudos to her for that!

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-20 21:28:22 -0600 Report

She did not make the improvements, the site did.

Jeanae 2012-01-21 06:04:17 -0600 Report

I thought she said in an interview that her sons- Bobby and Jaime were paid to make the changes to her recipes for the site?

Jeanae 2012-01-21 18:12:01 -0600 Report

When she was on The Chew she said that she and her sons were being paid for their time- her for being the spokesperson… and her sons for remaking the recipes.

Nick1962 2012-01-20 15:56:51 -0600 Report

I checked out the recipes, and frankly they are a bit better, but nothing I’d consider acceptable for a diabetic to eat on a regular basis. Or “diabetic friendly” (at least not if they expected an improvement).

Not sure if you’re old enough to remember Graham Kerr (the Galloping Gourmet). His show was all about decadence. He was deemed the Dean Martin of the kitchen because he was always drinking wine and seemed to be slightly buzzed each show (but he was funny). After a serious auto accident he and his wife were involved in (ironically hit by a loaded vegetable truck), he came back and revised all his recipes – what he called the “Minimax” system – and I’ve always kind of respected him for that.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-20 16:03:30 -0600 Report

I agree with you there, which is why I asked for other's to look at them.I'm just happy someone thinks it was important to try and change the recipes. Yes, I do remember him alittle. I think anyone who can look back and then take action as he did is a role model.

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