What's Your Favorite Cookbook?

By RAYT721 Latest Reply 2011-01-20 14:16:09 -0600
Started 2011-01-08 18:23:08 -0600

As a diabetic, dieter, hobbyist cook, and avid reader I have been in search of cookbooks that answer specific needs: I want easy, quick, and nutritious recipes. I want readily available ingredients. I want a cookbook with more than one or two recipes that I would actually make. Do you know of such a cookbook?

I found one and wrote the following review here on Diabetic Connect. I hope you will share with me (and other members) what your favorite cookbooks are… and why. Here's my favorite cookbook to date:

15 replies

glee9349 2011-01-10 17:21:03 -0600 Report

I have been looking for good cookbooks but still nothing that interests me around my area the only place i have left to go which as soon as i get well enough i am going is to Mr. Paperback. The internet has a lot of good sites for cookbooks like Amazon.com.

Argarcia9206 2011-01-10 11:43:11 -0600 Report

If you want to find diabetic cookbooks that suit your specific needs you could always try my website at Diabetic Cookbook Blog (dot) com. I do diabetic cookbook reviews and I try to pinpoint the diabetic cookbooks towards a specific type of diabetes. I am also creating my own diabetic cookbooks that are cultural in narture.

jayabee52 2011-01-10 12:33:48 -0600 Report

Well as I like trying cultural foods of all kinds (but have to be careful because of Chronic Kidney Disease) and my daughter in law is multicultural, and her dad is diabetic, I will definitely check out your blog, and invite Rose to see it too.

CaliKo 2011-01-09 17:34:09 -0600 Report

There are so many good cookbooks, its difficult to choose. I like most anything that Williams-Sonoma puts out. And Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country, especially the Cook's Illustrated "Best" series. For "diabetic" cookbooks, I like the ones that Better Homes and Gardens has published recently, Diabetic Living Cookbook and Diabetic Living Everyday Cooking. Seems like I adjust most recipes to better suit my meal plans, whether they come from a regular cookbook or a diabetic cookbook. Today I'm making flour tortillas for the first time. Instead of using all-purpose flour like the recipe calls for, I used half whole wheat and half bread flour. The balls are in the refrigerator now chilling for a half hour before I cook them.

GabbyPA 2011-01-09 18:43:51 -0600 Report

You will have to tell me how that works out. I have never tried to make my own. I buy low carb ones in the store, but they are $3.50 for 8 of them. I would like to try my almond flour to see if I could reduce the carbs on it.

GabbyPA 2011-01-08 23:23:05 -0600 Report

My go to cookbooks are:

  1. Flavorful Seasons Cookbook (ADA book) by Webb. I like it because it is broken down into seasons and gives me some out of the box recipes to try. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/books/62-flavorful-seasons-cookbook-great-tasting-recipes-for-winter-spring-summer-and-fall

  2. Carbohydrate Addict's Cookbook by Heller. This has some very basic recipes that I can companion with almost anything. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/books/402-the-carbohydrate-addicts-cookbook-250-all-new-low-carb-recipes-that-will-cut-your-cravings-and-keep-you-slim-for-life

  3. 500 Low-Carb Recipes by Carpender. This one has a lot of more intricate recipes. I do have to do some substitutions in here, but it has a large variety of great recipes. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/books/411-500-low-carb-recipes-500-recipes-from-snacks-to-dessert-that-the-whole-family-will-love

These are my 3 top favs, plus what I pull from our recipe section on the site. I use that a lot as well.

re1ndeer 2011-01-08 18:54:37 -0600 Report

My favorite cookibook (During cold /cool months) is the Fix-It and Forget Diabetic Cookbook. This cookbook offers Slow cooker recipes for the diabetic. It is a Phylis Pellman Good and American Diabetes Cookbook. It offers recipes, that even include desserts made in the slow cooker.

My Favorite (warm / Hot months) cookbook is Mr. Food, Diabetic Dinners in a Dash.
Also, from the American Diabetes Association. Great when your in a hurry but, want a wholesome meal for the family.

These have been my staples through the years, Sometimes I will alter the recipe to my needs, staying within the guide lines of my diet.

MewElla 2011-01-09 09:59:02 -0600 Report

I also prefer the Fix It-and Forget Diabetic cookbook. Has great receipes that I just throw into the crock pot and when I get ready to eat, it's all done. These receipes are all geared to exactly what we as diabetics need.

ivonalvarez 2011-01-09 23:40:24 -0600 Report

re1ndeer and MewElla where can I get the Fix It-and Forget Diabetic cookbook??

CaliKo 2011-01-19 15:49:00 -0600 Report

I took my son to Half-Price Books this past weekend, it's one of his favorite stores. I had to go look in the cookbook section to see what they had, and there was a stack of Fix-It-and-Forget-It Cookbook for Diabetics. Of course, I remembered this discussion and had to take home a copy. It looks like it has a lot of good recipes! So, thanks!

MewElla 2011-01-20 14:16:09 -0600 Report

Hope you enjoy your Fix It and Forget It Diabetic Cookbook as much as I do. So many good receipes and requires almost no time to throw into my crock pot. Sure nice when I get home from walking dinner is already done. Bon Appetite!!

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