Easy-to-fix and low-fatPolenta with chicken, and black...

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February 12, 1997|By Karol V. Menzie

Easy-to-fix and low-fat

Polenta with chicken, and black bean tortilla bake are just a few of the low-fat easy-to-fix meals in a new edition of "Skinny One-Pot Meals" (Surrey Books, 1997, $12.95) by Columbia-based cookbook author Ruth Glick. Glick has added new recipes with popular Asian and Southwestern flavors, and all recipes have less than 30 percent calories from fat.

If you're a fan of Creole and Cajun cooking, you'll be happy to know that Sutton Place Gourmet now carries tasso, lean pork shoulder highly seasoned and smoked for hours. It goes well with eggs and pasta, in jambalaya -- or, wrap it around fresh shrimp or oysters and grill.

Creative sandwiching

Want to win rental of a summer house on Cape Cod? Submit your most creative sandwich formula, with a brief explanation of what the sandwich means to you, to Louis Rich's "It's My Sandwich" contest. Five finalists will be flown to Sandwich, Mass., where the winner will be chosen. For rules, write "It's My Sandwich" Contest Rules, P.O. Box 4184, Blair, Neb. 68009-4184.

Tours for diabetics

Giant Food will offer its fourth annual store tour for diabetics this spring. Tours, led by a registered dietitian, will offer advice on food labels and choosing food items. A pharmacist will discuss medications and equipment. Get registration forms at all Giant stores; register by March 15. Giant will donate the $5 fee to the American Diabetic Association.

Choicest fruits

Winter is prime time for citrus fruit, a good way to get some sunshine into gray days. Buy fruits that are heavy for their size -- those will be the juiciest ones.

Pub Date: 2/12/97

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