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Mealleaniyumm!: All That's Missing is the Fat! (Kitchen) Hardcover – March 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 414 pages
  • Publisher: Gourmania; 1 edition (March 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0969797222
  • ISBN-13: 978-0969797227
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 8.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,688,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Jewish diabetics with a Kosher palate can feel confident in consuming healthy, delicious recipes from MealLeaniYumm! ...for ALL ethnic tastes." -- Marilyn's Diabetic Review, diabeticgourmet.com

"Loved the Tzadziki...this cookbook has become my new favorite." -- Jewish Voice, Wilmington, Delaware

"Many dishes for the major Jewish holidays, including a comprehensive selection of recipes for Passover." -- Connecticut Jewish Ledger

"Meals for the lips, not the hips." -- Montreal Gazette

"Ms. Gilletz cleverly combines both good health and superb taste..." -- Baltimore Jewish Times

"What should Americans eat to stay healthy? Recipes from Norene Gilletz's 'MealLeaniYumm!' (will) help you find some tasty answers." -- Judy Baumann, Rd, LD, Washtenaw Jewish News

...packed full of excellent ideas for the cook who keeps kosher and is interested in preparing low-fat meals. I recommend this book for all serious cooks." -- Association of Jewish Libraries - AJL Newsletter

..Holiday feasts are traditionally rich and heavy, but a quick glance through the fact-filled, 800-recipe book was enough to tell me that it contained scores, or more, of uncomplicated, tantalizing dishes to make in minutes. And as an irresistible New Year dietary bonus, the subtitle notes "all that's missing is the fat."

Ms. Gilletz cleverly combines both good health and superb taste in MealLeaniYumm! between the snappy, bright covers. Written in a breezy conversational manner, Ms. Gilletz addresses everything from the why's and how's of nutritional analysis; Things you Want to Know covers 22 pages, Good Foods, Bad Foods (there's no such thing as all bad), How to Shop, How to Figure out the Labels, Staples and Perishables and What's a Serving..

MealLeaniYumm! is an indispensable food guide for cooks of every level. It answers all kitchen queries. -- Baltimore Jewish Times, Ethel Hofman

A bouquet garni to Norene Gilletz...She certainly has turned out a cookbook with lean recipes. They come complete with nutritional analysis, lots of ideas for variations and in some cases, lactose-free variations. There is a good meatless section with a directory of vegetarian terms, a whack of bean dish ideas and helpful suggestions to balance the proper nutrients in a vegetarian diet..

You may think you know all the low-fat strategies, but you'll probably find new ones in her two pages of nutrition tips and strategies.

Jewish cooks will enjoy her sections on festive holiday tables and Passover pleasures. She shares her secret ingredient for Low-Fat Matzo Balls. Well, all right, it's club soda. And did you know that cola makes Coke Brisket very tender!

No doubt about it, MealLeaniYumm! is an energy-filled and positive low-fat cookbook. Gilletz could have also called it Oy, the Joy of Low-Fat Cooking. -- Hamilton Spectator, Suzanne Bourret

MealLeaniYumm! is a Kosher low-fat cookbook and an excellent resource for cardiac patients, as well as anyone with weight and health concerns and (who) wishes to follow Kosher dietary guidelines. From Mushroom Barley Soup, New Wave Gefilte Fish and Sweet & Sour Stuffed Peppers, to Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie, Pesto Pasta Salad and Rozie's Magical Carrot Muffins, MealLeaniYumm! offers up more than 800 delicious, nutritious, low-fat, kosher recipes that will grace any table and please any palate. -- Midwest Book Review, Reviewer's Bookwatch

From the Publisher

You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy the 800 healthy, home-style recipes in MealLeaniYumm! (pronounced meal.leani.yumm, almost like millennium). This quick and easy cookbook focuses on low-fat, nutritious cuisine, using everyday ingredients. It's an excellent resource for people with health and weight concerns, part-time vegetarian, cardiac patients, diabetics, WeightWatcher members - or those who couldn't care less, but just love good food!

From family fare to bountiful buffets, this information-packed book is perfect for today's time-challenged cook. You'll find step-by-step directions for nutritious, satisfying dishes that are sure to please. Don't be surprised if even your children ask for second helpings!

Each recipe has a nutritional analysis, plus there are hundreds of healthful hints about fat, fiber, cholesterol, calories, calcium and mmm-more! MealLeaniYumm! is packed with timesaving tips, information on freezing, substitutions, plus there are hundreds of recipe variations. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


More About the Author

Norene Gilletz of Toronto is crazy about food! The author of 9 cookbooks, she is a cooking teacher/lecturer, food writer, consultant and spokesperson. Norene's motto is "Food that's good for you should taste good!" You can see some of my video clips at www.gourmania.com

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Those tips, suggestions and sage advice add incredible value to this book.
K. Guttman
I can't wait to try the Whole Wheat Pitas, the Tuna Caponata, the Bean, Barley & Sweet Potato Soup, Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms . . . Well, you get the idea!!
Kathleen Waters
Especially helpful for those concerned about the nutritional value of each recipe - full details given as to calories, fat, carbohydrates, fiber etc.
Eve Lipsyc

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Julie Sigal on February 6, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I recently received this cookbook as a gift. I have two other Norene Gilletz cookbooks. Although I have 30-40 cookbooks on my shelf, I have to say that this cookbook is something special. The recipes are a combination of traditional Jewish with more modern, almost California-style tastes. What makes the book special is its presentation. Each recipe is not only explained very clearly, there is an descriptive introduction to each one (e.g. says it's a favorite of her students/caterees), there are a number of notes offering tips, or replacement items. Also, she tells us which recipe can be frozen. Most importantly, the tips allow a nonprofessional cook to gradually learn how to be flexible in her/his cooking abilities, experimenting with different forms of the same recipe.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn Rabin on November 6, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Meal Lean i Yumm! is more than just another cookbook with the fat removed. It is a superb resource for health professionals who have been searching for the ultimate way to assist their clientèle in implementing both basic and advanced nutrition care recommendations. The solution to many nutritionally related diseases is with just the right combination of ingredients found in Norene's delicious contemporary and traditionally based recipes. Foods you may have been reluctant to try, such as tofu and quinoa, will now be part of your regular menu. This book has so much to offer: 1) it promotes a variety of ingredients that are easily available and affordable, 2) it provides scientifically sound information about food and nutrition and advocates moderation rather than radical means of reducing the fat content in our daily diet. A generous number of menu planning ideas compliments practically every recipe. This book is a blend of motivation and education with the support of 800 superb recipes. Norene's style makes it so easy to modify your eating habits and feel terrific.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Guttman on March 29, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Once again Gilletz creates a cookbook with recipes that I will use over and over again, even though I was a bit of a sceptic when I first saw her new book. After being a fan of Norene's cookbooks for years, I wasn't sure how I would like her new "lowfat, healthy style". With a subtitle reading "All That's Missing is the Fat", I said to myself, how could it be any good without fat? Well I am here to tell you that her new cookbook is filled with appealing and creative recipes that really do taste great. Suddening I am not only enjoying delicious food, but feel good that I am eating well and eating healthier - and I don't feel as if I am depriving myself. Be prepared to literally start drooling when you begin reading this book. Recipes like "Roxie's Portobello Mushroom Burgers", Lemon Dill Chicken In A Pouch, Sesame Salmon, and Blueberry Apple Phyllo Pie will have your mouth watering with anticipation. Besides all the delicious recipes there are hundreds of great tips and ideas on how to begin healthier habits. Those tips, suggestions and sage advice add incredible value to this book. Norene, if you are reading this, be assured I will never doubt you again. You are the "Cookbook Queen"!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 27, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I have found the recipes in this book to be diversified, interesting and very easy to follow. Having been privileged in personally seeing Norene demonstrating her professional cullinary skills both with ease and humour, I found this book to be as enjoyable and informative as her teaching...the recipes are just like 'mom used to make'...who could ask for more than that except having her in the kitchen right beside you!!! Cheers for a book that delivers what it promises!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Natalie on September 21, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I received this cookbook from a friend for my birthday.I already own the processor cookbook-which I love. I wasn't sure how much I would use this book with my family, but I found I am loving it!(they are loving the meals) and I am buying it for gifts too.
I have tried recipes such as: chick pea casserole, fake and bake burgers, rainbow rice and more! I highly reccommend it!!
Plus if you are in weight watcher,or know someone who is-it's great. it contains all the nutritional information and portion amounts,so you can easdily figure out how many points the dish is worth. You MUST get this one!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 19, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I always had trouble finding cookbooks to use, as I am a lazy cook and a picky eater. This one is great, all the recipes use common ingredients and are very simple. I found so many recipes I could use here. Don't be discouraged by what Amazon says about availability, this book is freely available in Canada all over the place.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I've been trying to buy the cookbook, "Meal Leani Yum!", but haven't been able to find it. This is the first time I ordered a used book online. It arrived about 7 days after ordering and was in "like new" condition. Just what I wanted!
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By Amazon Customer on September 4, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This is an amazing cookbook. Absolutely every recipe came out perfectly and the instructions are simple and easy to follow. I just love this cookbook. Thank you, Noreen!
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