Diabetes Forecast

The Healthy Living Magazine

November is American Diabetes Month®

Ronaldo Linares

Ronaldo Linares

Ronaldo Linares brings the zing of the Caribbean to fresh, authentic dishes that are a fusion of his Cuban-Colombian heritage. This former U.S. Marine is a classically trained chef and restaurateur. His cookbook with the American Diabetes Association, Chef Ronaldo's Sabores de Cuba: Diabetes-Friendly Traditional and Nueva Cubano Cuisine, will be available on May 10, 2016.

Chef Ronaldo's Recipes

Time-Saving Kitchen Tips from Chef Ronaldo Linares

  • How do you know when beans are done? Place one of them between your fingers and gently press it together. There should be little give. This indicates the beans are ready.

  • Resting meat after cooking will yield juicier and more tender meat. Resting allows the juices to redistribute.

  • During the summer, freeze berries for shakes and smoothies when you're short on time. Berries freeze well in resealable plastic bags and don't lose their flavor. Plus, they're full of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

  • Look for pumpkins with hard shells that are heavy. If they are light, they are dry.