After training at the Culinary Institute of America, Jennifer Stack, MS, RDN, CDE, was determined to create healthy meals that tasted delicious without sacrificing flavor. She perfected many recipes as a student and later as an associate professor at her alma mater. She also drew upon her years as a dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator in New York City, where she worked with many individuals living with diabetes on their dietary and nutritional needs. A collection of well-tested recipes is captured in her book, The Diabetes Friendly Kitchen, which includes more than 125 recipes, ranging from hearty meat entrees to vegetarian appetizers, Asian-inspired soups and desserts like dark chocolate-glazed oatmeal cookies. The book was inspired after Stack spent time in the world of “foodies” and noticed the lack of a flavor-first approach to cooking for those living with diabetes.