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Now Eat This! Italian: Favorite Dishes from the Real Mamas of Italy--All Under 350 Calories
Now Eat This! Italian: Favorite Dishes from the Real Mamas of Italy--All Under 350 Calories
by Rocco DiSpirito
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $19.14
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103 of 108 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Ten Reasons To Buy This Book, September 23, 2012
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1. It is not a typical "diet" book. It has recipes that are healthy, tasty, and made with real food, not processed ingredients.

2. It does not require you to hunt down wacky ingredients. Everything can be found in most any grocery store.

3. DESSERT! Actual desserts that are healthy but you will actually want to eat them!

4. Plenty of vegetarian options.

5. It weighs half as much as Paula Deen's cook book. ;)

6. Even picky kids will like most all the recipes. A few are spicy, but are easily modified.

7. The photographs are stunning. I believe this is sometimes referred to as "food porn", but I'm not that kind of girl, so I wouldn't know. I've just heard...

8. Did I mention the DESSERTS?!?! Seriously. A healthy cookbook with desserts in it. And they are awesome.

9. There are lots of pictures of Rocco in it. Please see #7. Again, I'm not that kind of girl. Just letting you know....

10. I own every book Rocco has done, and all of the recipes turn out right, every time, and this book is no different.
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Now Eat This!: 150 of America's Favorite Comfort Foods, All Under 350 Calories
Now Eat This!: 150 of America's Favorite Comfort Foods, All Under 350 Calories
by Rocco DiSpirito
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.90
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's not all about the brownies!, April 3, 2010
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I'll be the first to admit I was skeptical when I found out about the low-cal focus, even though I am a long time Rocco fan. Beans in brownies don't exactly give me a warm, fuzzy feeling. But the more recipes I try, the more I like it! Essentially, this is about using some alternate ingredients and preparation methods to cut down on the fat but not sacrificing taste.
Favorites so far have been the Faux-Fried Onion Rings (crispy and delicious!), Crispy Mozzarella Sticks, Tuna Burgers, & Fettuccine Alfredo. Turkey Tacos are a family favorite that have become the staple of our Taco Tuesday tradition.
The Macaroni & Cheese is surprisingly savory without being too heavy. The Strawberry Graham Cracker Tarts are easy to make and have a rich, creamy flavor. My two girls really like these,and the Macaroni & Cheese.
I especially appreciate the 'Cook for Yourself' section of p. XIV and the fact that Rocco is encouraging people to cook at home and providing recipes that aren't overwhelming or overindulgent.
I haven't been brave enough to bust out the Brownies yet, but have heard from trusted sources they are not to be feared and are, in fact, quite tasty! I think they may be next to try!
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