The Power of Plating
By Elizabeth Keyser
That old saying, "we eat with our eyes" isn't completely true. Enjoying a meal uses all our senses – smell, taste, and touch as well as sight. But first appearances are important. And it's fun, and surprisingly easy, to add some "top chef" style to make you and your family smile at the dinner table. Diabetes super foods provide a big, colorful palette of vegetables, grains, nuts, and fruit to play with.
Plating techniques have a sneaky benefit: portion control. Beautiful plating is the opposite of heaping a lot of food on the plate. These are dishes that make you slow down and savor. Here's how to do it.
Herbed White Bean Pate Spicy Rice Raspberry Balzamic Vinaigrette Ham Pizza Snacks Herb Crumbed Broccoli Tasty Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes Halibut with Warm Lemon Sauce Chicken Creole Sweet Onion, Tomato, and Cucumber Salad Berries with Italian Cream
We're into the holiday entertaining season. For many of us, this means eating at other people's homes, out to restaurants (replete with "all you can eat" buffets), and office parties. Tight budgets, end-of-year sales rushes, and unrealistic productivity expectations have turned the office catered restaurant holiday into an "everybody bring something" potluck (or "covered dish dinner", if you're from the southeastern United States). The potluck/covered dish...