Diabetes Forecast

The Healthy Living Magazine

November is American Diabetes Month®

Ingrid Hoffmann

Ingrid Hoffman

Ingrid Hoffmann brings the flavors and traditions of Latin America to life. The star of the Food Network's Simply Delicioso and, en Español, Telefutura/Univision's Delicioso says forget dieting—feel the power of making healthy choices.

Ingrid's Recipes

Food Network Star Ingrid Hoffman Dishes on Easy Prep Sides and Meals

Cooking
  • If the brand of quinoa you are using does not come pre-washed, make sure to rinse it well to remove the saponin which causes bitterness.

  • If you do not have a roaster, use whole carrots and celery sticks to lift the chicken and act as a roaster, plus you will be cooking your veggies at the same time.

  • When boiling sweet potatoes for mashing, it's best to cook them with the skin on so that they do not absorb a lot of water. The skins slip right off the cooked sweet potatoes. But if you like a chunky texture, mash the skins, too. They're full of fiber!

  • Cooking proteins in aluminum or parchment packets allows for them to cook in their own juices and it's a great way to cook your veggies and protein at once.

Planning
  • To ripen avocados faster, stick them in a brown paper bag. Darkening skin color and a softer texture are clues that your avocado is ripe.

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