Robin Ellis's Mediterranean Vegetarian Cooking: Delicious Seasonal Dishes for Living Well with Diabetes (Paperback)
A food lover's guide to eating well with diabetes. Poldark star Robin Ellis's Mediterranean-inspired vegetarian recipes are delicious and suitable for the entire family and for entertaining friends, with no sacrifice of taste or quality.
Mediterranean cuisine is among the healthiest in the world and a vegetarian diet has been proven to be particularly health-giving for people who have diabetes. In this book British actor Robin Ellis shares his lifetime collection of healthy and simple vegetarian recipes especially selected and adapted for people wishing to control or prevent Types 2 diabetes.
Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes himself, Robin explains the strategic changes he made - in what he eats and how he prepares his food - that allowed him to bring his glucose levels down sufficiently to avoid taking medication for six years.
Robin's recipes show how you can cook and eat delicious vegetarian food without recourse to carb-heavy pastries or potatoes, nor to substitutes such as Quorn or soya, which are not traditional staples of the Mediterranean diet. This is a book about real food and a way of living with diabetes that need not mean you can no longer look forward to breakfast, lunch and dinner - Robin does every day!
This fully illustrated book contains photographs, not only of the recipes but of beautiful, rural southwestern France, where Robin lives and leads sell-out cooking workshops focused on simple, delicious and healthy Mediterranean cuisine, making the most of all the fresh local ingredients available.
About the Author
Actor, ROBIN ELLIS, is most famous for his performance as Ross Poldark in the successful 1970s' BBC TV mini-series Poldark. He also appeared in Elizabeth R, The Moonstone, Sense and Sensibility and an episode of Fawlty Towers.
Several years ago he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and since then he has been perfecting his collection of easy and delicious Mediterranean dishes. He lives in France.
I've used Robin's recipes again and again. They're elegant, delicious, imaginative and easy to use.
The Basques are great cooks and giving a dinner in the Basque Country is scary. One also eats very late, so no one wants anything too heavy. I always use one of Robin's recipes and end up with nothing but compliments and a demand for the recipe. "An Englishwoman who can cook tuna!" someone said to me in complete astonishment. Of course, the recipe was Robin's
I can't recommend Robin's recipes highly enough. Several have become regular favourites, not just because as a Type 2 diabetic I need to eat sensibly, but because they are fantastically full of flavour and on a grey day in Wiltshire you feel like you're in the South of France.—Clive Mantle, actor and author of the Freddie Malone Adventure series
Of course I am biased, Robin is a very old and dear friend! Even so, he is simply one of the best cooks ever. Why? His cuisine is always a delicious culinary paradox, strong and delicate with an exquisite balance of flavours. One of the truly great treats of my life is a meal prepared by Robin - with the commitment, love and detail of a great actor preparing for a classical role. Once tasted, never forgotten!
Robin Ellis has the gift of writing recipes that you can taste as you read them. As if his acting weren't enough, he's now given us a marvellous book - without any pretension or carry-on, just deep affection and knowledge. Absolutely delicious
Robin Ellis is a superb chef! His cookbook is filled with delicious and healthy recipes even for people like me who are not diabetics
Robin Ellis learned to cook at his mother's knee. This unique book is rich with a lifetime's experience of wonderful cooking in the Mediterranean way. His recipes open up a world of delicious, healthy eating which everyone will love. An instant classic
Robin and I are old friends - or should I say enemies - from Poldark days. As Captain McNeill, I was constantly trying - and failing - to catch up with him and throw him into prison. Today I'm trying to catch up with his expertise in the kitchen! I'm now somewhat embarrassed when I have to say yet again, 'This is delicious! Can I have the recipe?' His cooking is superb. Wonderful flavours, textures and presentation. His cook book is a must for those who love their food, but also like to stay healthy.
Robin is the perfect cook to have as a friend. He loves food, cooks superbly and likes nothing more than sharing his food with as many people as he can get round a table. Generosity is at the heart of good cooking and Robin cooks to give pleasure. It always works
Robin's cooking and Robin's recipes: simple, fresh and simply glorious. To have Sunday lunch at Robin's and to go home with his recipes is the perfect southwest France Sunday. Oh, let there be many more Sundays in the kitchen with Robin.
Robin's cooking did what five different medications failed to do: bring down my high blood pressure. I suffered a stroke and no medication brought my blood pressure below 177/70. After staying only one week with Robin and eating his delicious meals, it came down to 120/59. Now home, my challenge is to reproduce his way of eating. With the help of this cookbook, I am sure I can
When first diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes I plunged myself into a world of research on how to combat and reverse said diabetes. This was how Robin's cookbook, Mediterranean Cooking for Diabetics, found its way into my kitchen. In successfully reversing my diabetes I owe a significant debt to Robin's delicious recipes, and as someone who adores cooking Robin's book still gets enormous use in this grateful household. Keep them coming. Terrific!—David Calder, actor
While not suffering from diabetes myself, I can highly recommend Robin's delicious recipes, some of which I have had the pleasure of sampling at his table in France. The recipes have all the richness of classical Mediterranean cooking. Enjoy yourselves . . . with this mouth-watering cornucopia