Perfect for Prediabetes, Diabetes, and Heart Health

CHEF STEVEN PET– USEVSKY INTRODUCES FLAVORFUL AND HEALTHY VEGETARIAN CREATIONSTHE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK: Satisfying, Bold, and Flavorful Recipes from the Garden, by renowned chef and cookbook author Steven Petusevsky, is the perfect kitchen companion for those who want to live a healthier lifestyle, with over 150 recipes for designing and preparing delicious and satisfying vegetarian recipes inspired by global cuisines.

Motivated in large part to improve his own health and a recent diagnosis of prediabetes, Chef Petusevsky, former National Director of Creative Food Development for Whole Foods Market and author of The Whole Foods Market Cookbook, approached the American Diabetes Association with the idea of developing a cookbook for those who wanted to prepare vegetarian dishes as well as adopt healthier eating habits.

Perfectly suited to those looking to improve their diet, THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK offers dishes that are low in saturated fat, calories, and processed carbohydrates. New and experienced vegetarian cooks will discover such delightful dishes as Pan-Seared Spicy Asparagus with Shiitake Mushrooms, Steve’s Super Bowl of Garden Chili, and Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes, to name a few—and all recipes include complete nutritional information, including exchanges/food choices.

“You don’t have to sacrifice flavor for health,” Chef Petusevsky says. “What’s terrific about the recipes in this book is that they are easy to make, have incredible flavor, and will never bore you or your friends and family.”

The recipes in THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK rely on simple, fresh, and seasonal ingredients and explore how they relate to each other through taste, texture, color, and flavor harmony. Sweet, sour, salty, spicy, and bitter are the primal elements of taste that, when carefully balanced, resonate together to make every forkful tasty and enjoyable. Chefs know this as the Asian 5-Flavor Principle, which universally guides our taste buds.

There was a time when stocking a vegetarian pantry was a challenge for everybody. Thankfully, it is getting easier, with access to large supermarkets, natural foods grocers, or ethnic markets. Chef Petusevsky presents Vegetarian Pantry 101, detailing the wide variety of choices available nearly everywhere today and explaining that a vegetarian pantry is really an evolution from ordinary pantries into a collection of favorite herbs and spices, condiments, dried pastas, legumes, vinegars and oils, grains, alternative proteins, and more.

Whether starting a new family tradition or rekindling a relationship with healthful, flavorful, and wonderful vegetarian meals, THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK will find a favored spot in America’s kitchens.

Satisfying, Bold, and Flavorful Recipes from the Garden
By Chef Steven Petusevsky
Publisher: American Diabetes Association
Publication date: November 2013
Price: $19.95 / trade paperback
ISBN: 978-158040-487-7

A highly acclaimed chef, Steve Petusevsky is widely known as a pioneer in the pairing of health and exceptional taste. He served as the National Director of Creative Food Development for Whole Foods Market and is the author of The Whole Foods Market Cookbook. He has written for Cooking Light, the Chicago Tribune news service, Health, Fine Cooking, Food & Wine, and Restaurant Hospitality.

The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook is available at andat bookstores nationwide.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to STOP DIABETES and its deadly consequences for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, its mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish.