Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites: Flavorful Recipes for Healthful Meals- Paperback

$25.00
Deborah Herman

This is the low-fat book cooks who care about wholesome, vegetarian-inspired food have been waiting for, with more than 280 recipes that are as delicious and trustworthy as those in the Moosewood Collective’s previous books.

With fourteen chapters, ranging from savory soups and main course salads to creative side dishes and aromatic Mediterranean and Asian-inspired dishes, fat will not be missed in mouthwatering recipes like Guacamole with Asparagus, Chinese Orzo Vegetable Salad, Spring Vegetable Paella, Indian Potato Pancakes, and Creamy Dairyless Rice Pudding. Along with those creative dishes, there are also low-fat variations on familiar favorites such as Macaroni and Cheese, Shephard’s Pie, and Dark Chocolate Pudding. An added bonus: the Moosewood Collective has made sure that the ingredients used in the recipes throughout the book are easily found in most well-stocked supermarkets.

Along with nutritional and glossary guides that provide explanations of nutritional terms, instructions for how to glean the information you need from nutrition labels, a brief overview of vitamins and minerals, and guides to ingredients and cooking techniques, the Collective also offers tips and ideas for sustaining a low-fat lifestyle. They bake rather than fry, replace high-fat ingredients with healthy substitutes (no artificial ingredients allowed!), and use butter and oil very moderately, so that what is lost in fat is gained in bold, intense flavors.

Moosewood Restaurant Low-fat Favorites is sure to set the kitchen standard not only for health-conscious cooks, but also for those who have come to rely on the Moosewood Collective’s easy, earthy approach to cooking.

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Along with nutritional and glossary guides that provide explanations of nutritional terms, instructions for how to glean the information you need from nutrition labels, a brief overview of vitamins and minerals, and guides to ingredients and cooking techniques, the Collective also offers tips and ideas for sustaining a low-fat lifestyle. They bake rather than fry, replace high-fat ingredients with healthy substitutes (no artificial ingredients allowed!), and use butter and oil very moderately so that what is lost in fat is gained in bold, intense flavors.

Moosewood Restaurant Low-fat Favorites is sure to set the kitchen standard not only for health-conscious cooks but also for those who have come to rely on the Moosewood Collective’s easy, earthy approach to cooking.

From Booklist

The Moosewood series of vegetarian cookbooks continues with a new volume that jumps on the current bandwagon of low-fat cookery. Vegetarian cooks haven’t always worried about the fat content of their recipes, but now the marriage of vegetarianism to a broader conception of health consciousness has created a new style of cooking that concerns itself not only with the elimination of meats but also with those fats that derive from vegetable sources as well. In the eclectic fashion cooks have come to expect from the Moosewood group, their new book ranges broadly from Armenian-influenced entrees to sushi rice salad. A few recipes for fish and shellfish run counter to the book’s vegetarian emphasis. Some attempts to create both a vegetarian and a low-fat version of a classic like cassoulet fall into the category of oxymoronic cuisine, but others have a greater chance of tasting good as well as leaving arteries unclogged. Salads and soups with unusual herbs are especially appealing here. Mark Knoblauch

 

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