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The Fat-free Junk Food Cookbook: 100 Recipes of Guilt-Free Decadence [Kindle Edition]

J. Kevin Wolfe
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Book Description

With luscious recipes for everything from Chili-Cheese Crunches to Mocha Kahlua Sherbet, The Fat-Free Junk Food Cookbook puts an irresistibly fresh spin on healthy cooking for the whole family. 10 illustrations. 128 pp. National publicity. 20,000 print.

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Why recommend this title when the number of fat-free recipes probably exceeds the number of dieters in the U.S.? For two reasons: Wolfe's wicked sense of humor (e.g., one of his ideas for the disposition of unused egg yolks is to "blend them with latex for a beautiful yellow paint. Note, however, that the room may take on the smell of sulfur."), and concrete ways to recognize and deal with food cravings instead of ignoring the pangs. And these methods not only feature 100 junk-food-like recipes but also include some very practical coping techniques and weight-loss guidelines, such as tricks to avoid gaining poundage during the holidays and instructions for reading food labels between the lines. For convenience treats for the entire family, from easy cheesy fondue to death-by-chocolate-and-then-gone-to-heaven pudding. Barbara Jacobs

From the Inside Flap

With luscious recipes for everything from Chili-Cheese Crunches to Mocha Kahlua Sherbet, The Fat-Free Junk Food Cookbook puts an irresistibly fresh spin on healthy cooking for the whole family. 10 illustrations. 128 pp. National publicity. 20,000 print.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1181 KB
  • Print Length: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; 1 edition (February 26, 2010)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003A1K30I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #891,358 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No nutritional information... March 12, 2005
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I haven't had a chance to try any of the recipes yet, but am very disappointed that there is no nutritional information for any of the recipes. I understand that they're low fat/fat free, but they don't include calories, fiber, etc.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tastes great and humorous! March 25, 1998
By A Customer
This was a gift and I was very skeptical about the outcome of any of the finished products - fat free decadence? So I tried the Ultralight Pastry Dough, Sweet Cheese Puffs, World's Thinnest Pizza Crust, Thousand Island Dressing and the Hot Fudgy Milk Chocolate Sauce. They all turned out wonderful! Tasty and pretty simple to make, I found myself enjoying a little slice of sin without the burden of butter and loss of flavor. Flavor is one element I have found is lacking in most fat free cookbooks today but not here. Though there are no pictures of the final products (except for the four on the cover) I found that Mr. Wolfe's descriptions at the beginning of each recipe gave me a smile and the urge to quickly try it. A definate MUST for anyone fighting the fat war and you don't have to spend alot on the ingredience or the book for that matter.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tempting, Tasty, and Too Good To Be True! December 6, 1999
This book was clear, concise, and used ingredients readily found in your home. The sugar cookies were amazing, as well as the cupcakes, and the breads were great! This book is a must for anyone trying to follow a low-fat diet, and it is a definite plus for anyone with a family they are cooking for!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this after looking around on Amazon for fat-free cookbooks. I suffer from Pancreatitis, so I am on a VERY low-fat diet, far lower than your average "low-fat" weight loss diet. So I need to preface my entire review by saying I didn't buy this for anything to do with weight loss. These are definitely not low-calorie recipes, but weight loss approaches vary so I'll stay out of that discussion. I do wish it had nutritional facts (it does not), but for my needs just knowing there's no fat (well, half a gram or less per serving to be technical) is the main priority for me.

It's not a fancy book, quite the opposite, so depending on what you're expecting you may or may not like this fact. No photos, a couple doodle-like illustrations, little cartoon snipets between chapters, etc. I liked this personally, it took all the intimidation of what I might not otherwise bother with in a very complex looking recipe book. Many of these things you can just sort of "throw together" and some slightly more entailed. Some humorous narration and notes too, to make the fat free mission not so daunting.

Almost all of the recipes look delicious! Brownies, cinnamon rolls, granola, deviled eggs, fudge, cookies, etc. These aren't high-end recipes, but things you can create at home without fancy ingredients to get that FIX when you want something salty or sweet. Perfect replacements for store/restaurant versions of the same thing but with almost no fat and wholesome ingredients. All the ingredients are basic pantry staples, there's nothing weird.

I'm as happy as can be with this, and it's really served the purpose of inspiring me and helping me realize that fat free doesn't have to be depriving.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A homerun for fat free cooking! August 8, 2009
Wow! What a great cookbook for anyone who is on a low fat or not fat diet. Usually recipes that are low or no fat are very bland, not the case with this book. I've tried a few of them, and all of them are really good! I can't wait to try the rest of them.

There is just one small drawback. This doesn't have any nutritional information about the calorie count. Other than that, it's a fantastic book. If you buy it, I can promise you won't be sorry. I know I'm not.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Review this book February 20, 2014
By Adora
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Too much sugar in some of the recipes. The recipes might be good for someone else, but for condition not good for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great cookbook June 12, 2013
By anne
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Great recipes that taste just like the "junk food" we love so much that are easy to prepare and most important are very low in fat or non-fat. A dieters dream or if you're watch your cholesterol count a must!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars The Fat Free Junk Food Cookbook
I am really glad that I first checked out this book at the library--like other reviewers said, it has no nutritional info, thus cooks have no idea what the calorie count, transfat,... Read more
Published on August 3, 2012 by Alynn J. Mahle
5.0 out of 5 stars Fat free life
We must keep a fat free diet for health reasons. At first it seemed overwhelming and impossible to give up all the "goodies". With this book you don't have to! Read more
Published on May 1, 2012 by mysay
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff!
Having one of those quick breads for breakfast.Would rate this book 10+. Was worried its one of those books where you got to use "half of fat free jello" or splenda. Read more
Published on June 30, 2011 by lana79
1.0 out of 5 stars fat free is not calorie free
When the fat is removed from a food, simple carbohydrates(sugars) are added to make the wonderful taste in these recipes. And sugar is the cause of most weight gain--not fats. Read more
Published on April 30, 2010 by Edward D. Stevens
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have
If you are a junk food junkie like me, and you need to extremely reduce the fat in your diet to lower cholesterol or other reasons like me. This is a must have book. Read more
Published on February 1, 2009 by K. Johns
4.0 out of 5 stars The Cinnamon Roll Recipe alone is worth the price!
While I've only tried several recipes in this book, the cinnamon roll recipe alone is worth the price of this book. Read more
Published on February 18, 2001
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