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For those of you predicting a tofu-fest, have no fear: Weil stresses he's "unwilling to eat food that is boring, artless, and devoid of pleasure even if it's somebody else's idea of healthful." Indeed, the gorgeous color photography in The Healthy Kitchen will get you drooling over healthy entrées like Warm Chicken and Asparagus Salad and desserts like Lemon Yogurt Sorbet. You can be proud to serve these recipes to your family and friends--many of the appetizers and entrées are perfect party foods, sized to feed a dozen. Some recipes are notably more complicated than others--Cold Vegetable Pasta Primavera involves grilling five different veggies; baked Vegetable Wontons are time-consuming if you're not familiar with the folding process. However, Daley and Weil advise working your way up to these more complex dishes.
Sprinkled throughout the book are witty and wise health tips from Weil and cooking shortcuts from Daley. The two admit they don't agree on all cooking matters; Weil would substitute cashew milk for coconut milk and adds his two cents on making the Thai Shrimp and Papaya Salad spicier, for example. The Healthy Kitchen seems to be influenced a bit by Martha Stewart's Healthy Quick Cook, with Weil's text shaded in that unmistakably Martha sage-green, and Daley's in what Stewart might call bisque. Both books emphasize seasonal fresh foods and boast sumptuous photography and tempting menu suggestions. However, Weil and Daley outdo her with calorie and nutritional breakdowns for each dish, shopping guides for easy meal planning, and tips on encouraging children to help out in the kitchen (and develop lifelong healthy eating habits in the process). --Erica Jorgensen
These recipes alone make this book worth the money that i paid for it.
The book is nicely laid out - beautiful pictures, a good selection of recipes, nutrition information with each recipe - plus generous health tips throughout the book.
The directions raise too many questions, too many things contradictory or unclear.
I wanted more "true food restaurant" recipes. This had the Tuscan Kale salad recipe but you can find that on his site anyway. Read morePublished 17 days ago by C
Really love this book has really good recipes. Better than other recipe books I have. I also have Dr OZ's book You on a Diet which is really good too. I just bought the product. Read morePublished 5 months ago by LONALEE SCHELLIN
I do like Andrew Weil's comments, orientation on food and his recipes. I do like his information about heath diet.Published 9 months ago by Joselia P. Oliveira
Lots of good information in this book. Details about lots of food and recipes. We love it! I just want MORE recipes now!!Published 11 months ago by Craig Sorensen
I truly enjoy recipes of REAL food prepared simply, colorfully, and taste great. The health benefits are well worth the effort.Published 17 months ago by K. Wright