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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books; First Edition edition (February 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579540929
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579540920
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #736,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Jeanne Jones' creative genius has given us rich-tasting dishes so good, it's hard to believe they're light cuisine. This book is a treasure of delicious quick and easy recipes. I'm getting copies for my daughters and daughters-in-law."--Shirley O. Corriher, food writer, teacher, and author of Cookwise

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Healthy cooking has never been so quick or tasty! Choose, at a glance, what to make by how much time you have. Learn to organize your kitchen so that meal preparation will be a breeze. You'll find:

* 200 really fast recipes-- many ready in 15 minutes
* Supermarket shortcuts
* The quick cook's kitchen
* How to entertain in no time at all
* In a Flash! tips to speed cooking even further
* Spin Off adaptations that double the use of each recipe
* 80 color photographs

"Jeanne Jones' creative genius has given us rich-tasting dishes so good, it's hard to believe they're light cuisine. This book is a treasure of delicious quick and easy recipes. I'm getting copies for my daughters and daughters-in-law."--Shirley O. Corriher, food writer, teacher, and author of Cookwise

Jeanne Jones is an internationally known leader in the field of light cuisine and the author of more than 30 cookbooks, including Canyon Ranch Cooking and Jeanne Jones' Homestyle Cooking Made Healthy. Called the "Dear Abby" of the food pages, her "Cook It Light" recipe makeover column reaches 30 million readers a week.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By "djdancer" on January 14, 2001
....and I own a lot of cookbooks! Let's face it, who WANTS to cook healthy? When you put so much time, trouble, and expense into cooking what you hope are tasty meals, it's safe to assume that anything loaded with fat and calories will be a big hit. It's not such a sure bet when you're using low-fat this, and reduced-sodium that. But when my husband's doctor ordered him to switch to a low-cholesterol diet, I had to figure something out! I started looking through my many cookbooks, and came across this one by Jeanne Jones. I have to admit, I've had it for a while, and I never had used it much before now. But once I got to really looking at it, I thought, "Hey, these sound really good....like real food!" I went through the entire book and flagged all the recipes that sounded good to me...and when I was finished, there were a LOT of flags sticking out of the book! I made three of the recipes that first week, and my husband didn't even KNOW he was eating healthy! The Baked Quesadillas and Overnight Cheese Strata were every bit as tasty as any recipe using full-fat ingredients. The Tarragon Chicken and Pasta Bake drew rave reviews, and he even took the leftovers to work the next day to nuke for lunch. There's also a great recipe for Fettucine Alfredo, which as we all know, is "Heart Attack on a Plate" in it's original form. This one used fat-free cream cheese and skim milk. Who knew they could taste so good?
The only change I make to the recipes is to add a bit of salt. Since this is technically a "healthy" cookbook, not just low-fat, the author tends to skimp on salt. Since we don't need to do that, I go ahead a add just a bit, but if you are on a low-sodium diet, then the recipes would be just right for you. Next up on the menu....Chile Rellenos Casserole! Or will it be Ham & Cheese Calzone? Hmmmm.....
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 11, 1999
This book is a must for people who like to try healthy menus that are quick but unique. Jeanne Jones has put together a book of delicious recipes that are short on directions but long on flavor. She emphasizes that, "the aroma of food is essential for our perception of flavor" and hence, she includes a lot of "aroma-producing" ingredients in her book. Each recipe contains the basic directions and steps at the end that tell you how to make it even quicker and what to do with leftovers. The colorful pictures in the book attract you to trying the different recipes shown. Jeanne also gives an overview at the beginning of the book on how to stock your shelves to make quick healthy cooking a reality. With this book, I feel like I might just be able to compete with my friends who are wonderful cooks because they have lots of time and/or don't mind fattening ingredients!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 14, 2001
This cookbook was the first one I ever bought...and it remains my favorite, even after getting married and amassing a very large cookbook collection. What I love about the book is that all of the recipes are very easy to prepare, yet taste as good as or better than most high-fat recipes. I am a registered nurse, so I am very careful to cook healthful food at home. There are recipes for everything from breakfast and brunch dishes to lunch dinner, dessert, and holiday menus. The Herbed Lemon Chicken is one of our favorite company dishes. This week I am making the following recipes from the cookbook: Tortilla Soup, Lemon-Tarragon Chicken on Cannellini beans, Shrimp Fettuccine, Beef Spaghetti Pie Ole, and Fat Free Fudge Brownies. A lot of the dishes can be prepared ahead of time, so it's a great book for entertaining or preparing holiday meals, as well. Enjoy!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl on May 14, 2004
This book was not at all what I expected. I was looking for fast and healthy meals to put in front of my family every night; and with the title being "...For People Who Don't Have Time To Cook", I assumed it was geared towards busy families. Unfortunately, the majority of the recipes are not kid-friendly. Dishes like Cider-Poached Salmon with Spiced Pear Sauce, Grilled Swordfish on Herbed Couscous with Vegetable Minestrone, and Middle Eastern Lamb Stew are not likely to please my brood. I sent this book back. 2 stars because the presentation of the book is nice, and I'm sure someone looking for fancy dishes like these would enjoy it.
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