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  1. Low GI Recipe: Fruit Compote with Grand Marnier


    December 30, 2010 by Johanna Burani

    Low GI Recipe:Fruit Compote with Grand Marnier

    Italians eat fruit for dessert. Fresh fruit must be just that – fresh. As the winter season draws to an end, before the spring berries and early fruits (like apricots and cherries) appear, cooks take their not-so-fresh-anymore apples and pears and slowly stew them, often adding spices and liqueur. Here’s how I do it.


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  2. Low GI Recipe: Cannoli Cream Dip


    November 15, 2010 by Johanna Burani

    Low GI Recipe: Cannoli Cream Dip

    This is a healthful twist to the much-loved Sicilian dessert that surfaces on southern Italian holiday tables especially at this time of year.  It will be part of my Christmas menu this year.  For a truly exquisite treat for your palate look for the freshest ricotta and the best quality dark chocolate you can find.  And definitely opt for the orange flower water if you can find it. keep reading »

  3. Low GI Recipe: Baked Spiced Pears with Zabaglione Sauce


    December 2, 2008 by Johanna Burani

    Low GI Recipe: Baked Spiced Pears with Zabaglione Sauce

    Pears with cinnamon and cardamom are a marriage made in culinary heaven. Adding the most “divine” of all Italian sauces, zabaglione, makes this dessert a truly ethereal experience. This full-bodied dessert relies exclusively on the wholesome flavors of its ingredients and not added fats, making it an excellent finish to a hearty holiday meal.

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Gushers vs Tricklers

"Gushers" are quickly-digested carbohydrates that cause a rapid rise in blood glucose and fuel appetite.

"Tricklers" are slowly-digested carbohydrates that are gradually released into the bloodstream and sustain satiety. These are the good carbs.

Johanna Burani
Nutrition Works LLC
Morristown, NJ, USA

Expert in individualized, low-glycemic index (low GI) meal planning.

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