Cooking It Up!

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New cookbooks in series available free

LARAMIE – Cooking It Up! Diabetes-Healthy Recipes Everyone Will Love presents 86 recipes from sloppy chili Joe and sweet potato biscuits to fudge, fruit sundaes and strawberry cinnamon French toast.
Cooking It Up! Friendly One-pot Meals from Your Pressure Cooker takes modern cooks from initial purchase to one-pot pro with tested recipes and special emphasis on cooking at altitudes over 3,000 feet.
University of Wyoming Extension offers the two new cookbooks as free downloads at bit.ly/UWEpubs.
 “We now know it is more important to incorporate foods you enjoy into meal plans than live with the message you can never eat them again,” writes Melissa Barsley in the introduction to Cooking It Up! Diabetes-Healthy Recipes Everyone Will Love. “If you want to consume a food high in carbohydrates, plan it into the meal.”
The cookbook, which was developed as part of the UW Extension Dining with Diabetes program, emphasizes a balanced approach to eating. It includes cooking and baking at high altitudes, meal strategies for people with diabetes, how to substitute nonnutritive sweeteners, and healthy recipe modifications.
 “Many people remember the jiggle-top pressure cookers in their grandmothers’ kitchens that hissed, spit, and blew hot steam,” says nutrition and food safety educator Vick Hayman in Cooking It Up! Friendly One-pot Meals from Your Pressure Cooker.
Pressure cooker designs changed in the mid-1980s, and today’s high-tech stainless steel models are quiet, safer and easy to use, she says.
Hayman says cooking with a pressure cooker is a good choice for Wyoming and much of the West, where higher altitudes and lower air pressure mean water and liquids come to a boil and evaporate more quickly. Because a pressure cooker stays closed tight, cooking requires less time and liquid than with range-top cooking, and flavors commingle
and concentrate.
The 42 recipes in Cooking It Up! Friendly One-pot Meals from Your Pressure Cooker cover soups, bisques and jambalaya, main dishes such as Ukrainian-style beef stew and chicken à la king and complete meals, such as garlic-studded pork loin
with vegetables.
Other free resources coming soon as part of the UW Extension Cooking It Up! series include tested recipes for high-altitude baking and altitude adjusters for cooking and baking at high elevations.
For more information, contact Hayman at (307) 746-3531 or [email protected]

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