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Anderson, not to be confused with actress-model Pamela, continues her Perfect Recipe series (The Perfect Recipe, Perfect Recipes for Having People Over) with a voluminous assortment of healthy, tasty recipes. Though at times overly verbose, Anderson's approach to crafting meals is smart and accessible, especially for newcomers intimidated by cooking. Once cooks have mastered basic recipes for soups, omelets, cookies or creamy pasta ("Alfredo sauce for everyone"), Anderson provides a myriad of simple but delicious variations to stave off boredom, build confidence and develop discipline. However, she's hardly a culinary taskmaster: dieters are encouraged to snack on healthy treats like Lemon Pistachio Cookies or a glass of wine and a handful of Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Chili and Lime. Dessert lovers are rewarded with a creamy cheesecake and a riff on decadent crème brulee that employs evaporated milk in lieu of cream to diminish the caloric blow. Those who've tried fad diets and failed due to taste bud fatigue, intimidating recipes or hard-to-source ingredients will find Anderson's resourceful, imaginative compilation a welcome relief.
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“Diets are like trying to sell everyone the same style and size shoe. If this way of eating is forced and not really you, you’ll revert to your old patterns every time. Better to find a way to eat for life.” (Pam Anderson )See all Editorial Reviews
Still diving through all of her good tips 3 months later. I'm not losing weight, but it's my fault. Her tips are great!Published 11 months ago by Happy Camper
This book has excellent recipes, and is well worth buying !
Granola, recipe to die for ! Loads of healthy ideas.
I love the way Pam Anderson starts with a basic recipe then gives a number of variations with permission to experiment even more. I recommend this book as well as her other books. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Hollis Bethune
Excellent advise and recipes for real people needing to make a lifestyle change. Permission is given to eat and motivation to excersisePublished 18 months ago by vinda crawford
After twenty years of marriage, I have collected dozens of cookbooks. I like several of them, but this is becoming my favorite. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
I learned so much from this cookbook and really appreciated the authors introduction where she shared her personal experience with losing weight while eating great.Published 22 months ago by Mary E. Brenner
I have used this cookbook many times. The recipes are easy to make and tasty. I don't feel as if I'm eating the usual kind of food on many lower calorie recipes.Published 23 months ago by Tain Balfour
I am a fan of Pam Anderson's cookbooks and website/blog. This book has great ideas for sensible portions and needing to be in the right mindset before you can actually begin to... Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by J. MCGAFFIN
I commend the writer of this book and her accomplishments, but I personally found what was being advised not useful.Published on July 27, 2013 by C. Scott