Piece Together Balanced Meals: A Cookbook Review

A treasure trove of core recipes with the goal of achieving a balanced and healthy lifestyle


A Fresh Take on Quick and Easy Diabetes-Friendly Recipes for a Balanced Life


The biggest challenge facing most people is how to get creativity and diversity into their diet, particularly when they are preparing meals daily. the trick is to incorporate a repertoire of simple recipes, using readily available ingredients that can be mixed and matched to create innovative dishes that become favorites.

In her new book SWITCH IT UP [Feb 2017, $14.95 US] Nautilus Book Award winner Corinne Trang has created a treasure trove of core recipes with the goal of achieving a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Corinne inspires readers to break the cycle of cooking “dinner time fixtures” by including some new, and many familiar, ingredients and sharing her unique approach to savoring the methods by which a food is prepared and presented. A healthy lifestyle begins with understanding balance – replacing dishes that are unhealthy or hard to digest with smaller, varied plates creating consciousness while eating. Best of all, there are plenty of options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike! Inspired by cuisines from around the world, Corinne brings a new appreciation to the table with dishes like these:

  • Fennel Salad with Blood Orange
  • Eggplant, Tomato, Mozzarella Napoleon
  • Baby Bok Choy Stir-Fried with Ginger and Garlic
  • Spicy Miso Guacamole
  • Calamari in Tomato Sauce with Basil
  • Curry-spiced Chicken Breasts
  • Pan-seared Pork Tenderloin with Sautéed Apples
  • Apple Cranberry Pecan Crisp

Recipes use easy-to-find, staple ingredients, along with the American Diabetes Association’s approved meal exchanges and detailed nutrition information.

SWITCH IT UP introduces the concept of mixing and matching dishes and opens the door for new combinations for any meal. The leftovers from a recipe you include for dinner can be combined with another recipe for tomorrow’s lunch to create an entirely new flavor profile. SWITCH IT UP takes readers on a journey of new and bold tastes using ingredients that will elevate creativity in the kitchen, a bonus for family and friends.


About the Author

Corinne Trang is the award-w11391738_10206281825036131_3652902090328088794_n-300x300inning author of nine cookbooks, including 2013 Nautilus Award-winning Asian Flavors Diabetes Cookbook, as well as Essentials of Asian Cuisine and Authentic Vietnamese Cooking. Trang is a frequent television and radio guest and has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s Early Morning Show, Martha Stewart Living, PBS, FOX News, ABC, CNN, Lifetime, Discovery, Food Network, Sirius, Business Talk Radio, NPR, and Bloomberg. She has written for numerous publications including: Saveur, Food & Wine, Fine Cooking, Island, Gourmet, CookingLight, and Bon Appetit, and has taught and lectured internationally. For more information, visit www.corinnetrang.com.

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About the American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association® is leadingto fight to STOP DIABETES® and its deadly consequences for those affected with diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, its mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish.

A Fresh Take on Quick and Easy Diabetes-Friendly Recipes for a Balanced Life
by Corinne Trang
February 2017

American Diabetes Association
$14.95 US
Original Trade Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-58040-549-2

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