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Diabetic Cooking with Soul

The Virtuous Women speak with Fabiola Gaines and Shawn Fralin, two of the creative minds behind The Family Style Soul Food Diabetes Cookbook.

Denver, CO, December 17, 2006 --( Mark your calendars for this Monday, December 18, 2006. ‘The Virtuous Women,’ Dr. Taffy Wagner and Ms. Bettye Jamerson, break bread with a registered dietician and executive chef on the Literary Corner.

Southern ‘soul food’ gets a healthy makeover in The Family Style Soul Food Diabetes Cookbook. The American Diabetes Association has given ‘two thumbs up’ to this cookbook which takes southern standards such as collard greens, sweet potatoes and coleslaw from unhealthy to diabetic-friendly. Dr. Taffy and Bettye discuss with their guests the challenges African Americans and Southerners face regarding their diet and the plague of obesity and diabetes in these populations.

Registered dietician Fabiola Gaines talks about the importance of portion control, getting active, and modifying one’s diet to manage diabetes. “I call Diabetes an assassin. It takes out your eyes, your heart, your legs, your kidneys… and that’s what you don’t want to happen with this disease,” comments Gaines.

This cookbook lists the exchanges, calories, total fat, cholesterol, sodium and carbohydrates with each recipe. Simple cooking substitutions make very little difference to the taste and flavor but a world of difference to your health. Executive chef Shaun Fralin sums it up: “When you respect food, food will respect you.”

Tune in to the Literary Corner to learn how to take control of your health and where to get a copy of The Family Style Soul Food Diabetes Cookbook, written by Fabiola Gaines, Shawn Fralin, Roniece A. Weaver, and Rojean L. Williams.

Dr. Taffy Wagner and Ms. Bettye Jamerson are published authors and public speakers. The have a wealth of experience in the publishing and promotion arena. Dr. Wagner is the author of 'Debt Dilemma' and ‘Homebuyer’s Helper.’ Ms. Jamerson is the author of 'Love: The Greatest Choice of All,' and 'For the Love of Beulah: Finding your Purpose in Life'.

Tune in to this week’s edition of the Literary Corner podcast on Monday, December 18, 2006 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm EST on the Drama Free Radio Network by visiting or at the Literary Corner official website

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JTW Publishing, LLC
Dr. Taffy Wagner

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