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Restorative Risotto
from The Beat Sugar Addiction Now! Cookbook



Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: Another healing recipe from Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, Guest Editor on our Integrative Medicine page, from his book The Beat Sugar Addiction Now! Cookbook with co-authors Deirdre Rawlings, PhD, ND, MH and Chrystle Fiedler. Thanks for sharing this with us at ATH.

3 tablespoons (45 ml) extra-virgin olive oil (or oil from sun-dried tomatoes)
2 fresh garlic cloves, minced
1 small red or brown onion, diced
1/2 cup (55 g) oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, strained and slivered
1-1/2 cups (285 g) brown rice, rinsed and drained
4 cups (960 ml) vegetable stock or purified water, simmering hot
1/2 pound (225 g) asparagus, cut into 1/2-inch (1.3-cm) pieces
1/4 cup (10 g) shredded fresh basil, or 2 teaspoons (1.4 g) dried basil
1 cup (150 g) crumbled goat’s milk feta cheese
1 tablespoon (15 ml) lemon juice
2 teaspoons (3.5 g) grated lemon zest
Freshly ground black pepper
4 cups (80 g) fresh mixed lettuce greens or raw spinach

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add sun-dried tomatoes and brown rice. Stir gently, thoroughly coating grains with oil. Ladle 1 cup (240 ml) of simmering hot stock into rice and cook over medium heat, uncovered, stirring constantly until all liquid is absorbed. Continue adding 1 cup (240 ml) of stock at a time, stirring constantly until stock has been absorbed between each addition. Cook until rice is tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a separate saucepan, bring 4 cups (960 ml) water to boil. Cook asparagus in boiling water until just barely tender, about 3 to 6 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold water, and drain again.

After all stock has been added and rice is cooked, add asparagus, basil, feta, lemon juice, lemon zest, and black pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve risotto over a bed of mixed lettuce greens or raw spinach.


EACH WITH: Calories 592.16; Calories From Fat 222.94; Total Fat 25.4 g; Cholesterol 40.58 mg; Sodium 806.02 mg; Potassium 725.2 mg; Total Carbohydrates 79.98 g; Fiber 8.17 g; Sugar 6.46 g; Protein 18.91 g



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About the Cookbook

The Beat Sugar Addiction Now! Cookbook by board certified internist and renowned energy expert Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, provides a delicious and information-rich roadmap to balancing your blood sugar, losing weight and feeling great—the companion to his earlier blockbuster, Beat Sugar Addiction NOW!

With the collaboration of holistic nutritionist and healthy cooking coach, Deirdre Rawlings, PhD, ND, Dr. Teitelbaum presents 120 sumptuous, low-sugar recipes—organized according to the four major sugar addiction types:

   1. “Sugar as an Energy Loan Shark”— chronically exhausted and hooked on quick hits of caffeine and sugar.
   2. “Feed Me Now or I’ll Kill You!”— when life’s stress has exhausted your ‘stress-handling’ adrenal glands.
   3. “The Happy Ho-Ho Hunter”— sugar cravings caused by candida/yeast overgrowth (often associated with nasal congestion, chronic sinusitis and spastic colon).
   4. “Depressed and Craving Carbs”— sugar cravings caused by your period, menopause or andropause.



About the Authors

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD is one of the most frequently quoted integrative medical authorities in the world, and appears often as a guest on Oprah and Friends with Dr. Mehmet Oz and on CNN, Fox News Channel and local news and talk shows nationwide. He is the author of the perennial bestseller From Fatigued to Fantastic! (3rd edition, Avery/Penguin Group USA), which has sold over 500,000 copies, and Beat Sugar Addiction NOW! (Fair Winds, 2010). As a leading expert and researcher in chronic fatigue and pain, Dr. Teitelbaum has helped millions worldwide regain their energy, overcome pain and start enjoying their lives again.

Deirdre Rawlings, PhD, ND, MH is a traditional naturopath, holistic nutritionist, sports nutritionist, master herbalist, writer, and healthy cooking coach. She holds a PhD in holistic nutrition, a Master's in holistic nutrition, and a Master's in herbal medicine. Deirdre helps many people regain their energy and vitality using food as medicine and specializes in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, food allergies, and immune system rebalancing. She is the author of Food That Helps Win the Battle Against Fibromyalgia (Fair Winds, 2008), DASH Diet Cooking (CIG Series, Alpha, 2012) and co-author of Beat Sugar Addiction Now! Cookbook (Fair Winds, 2012). 
Chrystle Fiedler is the co-author of Beat Sugar Addiction NOW! (Fair Winds, 2010) and over a hundred articles on health topics for many publications including Woman's Day, Better Homes & Gardens, Prevention, Natural Health, Medizine's Health Living, The Health Monitor Network, Great Health, Vegetarian Times, Bottom Line/Women' Health, Heart Healthy Living and Health magazine. Chrystle also writes the “Good Nature” column for Remedy magazine and is the author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Natural Remedies.




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