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.
Italian Beef Minestrone Broiled Lamb Chop in Curry and Garlic Marinade California Crab Salad Raisin Oatmeal Cookies Sauteed "Fried" Green Tomatoes Steamed Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower with Walnuts Black Bean Hummus with Tahini Vanilla Ice Cream with Strawberry Sauce Microwave Pudding with Sprinkles on Top Thai Pork Chops
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