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Looneyspoons: Low-fat Food Made Fun! Paperback – September 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade (September 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399525637
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399525636
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,582,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Over 150 Outrageously delicious low-fat recipes! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap

Who says low-fat food has to be tasteless, unappealing, and boring? No "weigh"! Looneyspoons is a refreshingly unique low-fat cookbook with a spunky personality that's destined to make you look at healthful eating in a different "light". Using an innovative and somewhat wacky presentation style to take the intimidation and confusion out of healthful eating, sisters Janet and Greta Podleski show you how to make it easy and fun!

With over 300 cartoons, plenty of humor, bite-sized chunks of useful lifestyle information, the Podleski sisters put aside their Sizzling Rivalry (their fantastic chicken and potato recipe) and show you how to prepare such fascinating dishes as:

? Manicotti Overboard
? Chili Chili Bang Bang
? Chip Chip Hooray!
? Sinnamon Apple Muffins
? Miss American Thigh
? Jurassic Pork Roast

Looneyspoons is more than just a cookbook. Janet and Greta share useful, common-sense strategies to help you adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. You'll learn how to make smarter food choices at home, at the grocery store, and at restaurants.

So Hail a Cabbage or Say "Cheesecake". Either way, just get looney and indulge yourself in a hefty serving of laughter?healthy living has never been so much fun!

About the Authors
Janet
and Greta Podleski put everything into this book?literally. They quit their jobs, sold their cars, and Janet even parted with her wedding dress at a yard sale (she did keep her husband). With support and advice from Dave Chilton (author of The Wealthy Barber), the Podleski sisters and Looneyspoons are well on their way to impacting millions of North Americans' eating habits?and funny bones. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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They have lots of interesting tidbits, too.
bryan123@tir.com
I love many of the other recipes too but this is the only one that has won me a prize!
carolann
This book is bursting with flavourful, easy to follow recipes.
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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 24, 1999
Format: Paperback
Someone gave this book to me a gift and I have to say I thought it was too cutesy and childish for a "serious" cook like myself (although, I don't cook that much I thought that when I did get around to cooking I better be serious and go with Martha Stuart). In truth, Martha is probably why I hate cooking -- the recipes take hours, you can rarely find all of the ingredients and the dish never comes out looking just right! Looney Spoons has showed me how fun and easy cooking can be and I love to cook now. I can make great low-fat meals in no time; this is by far the best cookbook I've ever had. The authors are really funny and the recipes taste great. They do a lot with spices which is something I've never experimented too much with before... HIGH APPLAUDES TO THE AUTHORS FOR SUCH AN AMAZING COOKBOOK!
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By D. Scott VINE VOICE on April 15, 2001
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This book, and its companion Crazy Plates, are fantastic. Partly with the help of these two books, I have been able to lose 73 pounds since last Christmas (OK, I had a lot to lose! :)) The recipes are more delicious than I thought possible - even preferable to "regular" recipies!
My favorite from this book is the outstanding breakfast omelette recipe. It tastes great, and is extremely simple to make. I could not believe how much of this dish I could eat and still stay legal!
A nice feature of the book is that every recipe has the fat and calorie information listed clearly at the bottom by portion. Take it from a big eater, the portions are generous. We have even lowered the fat and calorie content of several of the dishes in the book ourselves, substituting things like fat free chicken broth instead of standard chicken broth, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Free for butter, egg substitutes for eggs, and black tiger shrimp (less fat and calories) for regular pink shrimp.
Even though I have lost 73 pounds, I have a good bit more to go, with maintenance after that. This book will have a welcome place in our kitchen for years to come!
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 25, 1999
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This cookbook is full of fabulous recipes that are made from easily obtainable ingredients. The directions are understandable and the finished product tastes terrific. The pages are well designed and filled with interesting tidbits of info about food and thier fat contents. The illustrations really set the humorous tone. It's actually fun to just get the book out to read it even when I don't feel like cooking. Once you make the recipes you won't believe they're low fat! An outstanding book. I can't wait for the next one.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By bryan123@tir.com on February 16, 1999
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Not only is this the best low-fat cookbook I have (and I have lots), but it is the best cookbook, PERIOD. I have tried six recipes so far, and I love all of them. (Miss American Thigh MMMMMM, and Bananaberry Bombs!!!) They are also very easy, and don't contain the funky ingredients that ALL my other low-fat cookbooks have. If something is different, the authors tell you what it is, and where to find it. They have lots of interesting tidbits, too. It's one where you could actually go page to page and read (I read it on a plane trip). I would love to see the authors on their own cooking show, because I bet they're a riot! I have read many reviews at Amazon (and based purchasing decisions on them), but haven't been compelled to write one until now. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By D. Scott VINE VOICE on September 6, 2001
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I wrote a review of this great cookbook in April when I had lost 73 pounds, using this book among other things. I just wanted to update everyone that I am still with the diet, eating 2-3 of these recipes for dinner each week, and now have lost a total of 142 pounds. I still have a few more to go, so I'm sticking with it. This book will make maintenance much easier - it has lots of great tasting and easy to prepare ideas that we have used to create our own dishes as well.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Cathleen on November 5, 2001
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I'm one of those cookbook collectors, who owns dozens of beautiful, pristine, read but unused cookbooks. But Looneyspoons (along with it's 'sequel' Crazy Plates and of course Joy of Cooking) is the book on my shelf with the most folded, spattered, tattered, scribbled-on pages, because it is truly one of the books I go back to again and again for reliable recipes that are great and reliable.
The fact that all the recipes are low-fat is just a wonderful bonus that I forget about most of the time. Look for brownies, stews, wonderful pastas, breads, salads, and a wide selection of meat dishes.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 21, 2000
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...which has turned me off from cooking out of cookbooks, let alone lowfat recipe cookbooks! But, this book makes it hard to mess up at all! I highly recommend it! As a new mom, I'm still trying to lose my 'baby' weight. Choosing lowfat recipes for me and trying to satisfy my 6'2", 220 lb. husband's appetite can be quite a struggle! My own menu has begun to bore even me and I shudder to think of the fat content of my own best recipes. Last night I made "Reggae Gumbo" and my husband couldn't get enough of it! I was amazed how little the ingredients cost and how simple the recipe really was for such a flavourful concoction. My sister who cooks for her three children aged 3, 5 and 7 out of Looney Spoons regularly let me sample her favourite recipes out of the book...I was sold after one bite! She bought me the book for my birthday at my request! Last weekend, another sister of mine and I went shopping, she bought Looney Spoons and was thumbing through it, deciding on a recipe to try - she was stopped by a woman who noticed and the woman told her she had it too and how much she loved it...she went on to recommend her favourite recipes out of it. So my sister cooked recipes from Looney Spoons for the last three nights, remarking how easy and delicious every dish has been. So, I say to you from a 'the chef who can screw up any recipe' - give this book a try, you'll find yourself recommending it to your friends and family too!
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