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5.0 out of 5 stars Recipies, January 12, 2014
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This review is from: The Fat Chance Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes Ready in Under 30 Minutes to Help You Lose the Sugar and the Weight (Hardcover)
I almost didn't buy this book because the sample pages did not let me see the names of the recipes or their ingredients. My family is into plain food-nothing exotic or hard to pronounce. I found plenty that won't scare the natives:

For example:
Pork Loin with Apples and Onions
Quick Enchiladas
Slow Oven-Smoked Brisket
Italian Style Meatballs
Chicken Braised with Onions and Tomatoes
No guilt fish tenders
Old fashioned Beef Stew

There are also some new things to try:
Caprese-Style Polenta and Steak
Quick Chicken Tikka Masala
Quinoa Turkey Casserole

My husband and I saw Dr. Lustig on CNN. Because of that lecture my husband gave up pop and is his normal, sane, self again instead of the volatile person he'd become. I doubled my veggies and have lost 2 pounds in a week :). I was glad to get the cookbook for more ideas-especially for making basics like barbecue sauce without sugar.

Bon Appetit!
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Initial post: Jan 15, 2014 11:17:00 AM PST
Thank you for posting your comment. I have not bought this cookbook for the exact reason you mention. What kind of preview for a cookbook doesn't show an example of the recipes? I'm glad you were brave enough to buy it and post what you found so we all can make a more informed decision about this book. I hope you will post an update once you've made some of the recipes!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2014 5:06:23 PM PST
Claire R says:
Yes I agree. As much as I am great full for Dr Lustig and his work, but I still need to have an idea about how complex the recipes are and how they taste.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2014 11:56:01 AM PST
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/19/learning-to-cut-the-sugar/?action=click&contentCollection=Olympics&module=MostEmailed&version=Full®ion=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article

There's a sample recipe on the NY Times today for Polenta Patties With Sauteed Greens, Poached Eggs, Roma Tomatoes and Basil Salsa

Posted on Feb 22, 2014 7:01:10 PM PST
J Weaver says:
Thank you, Mom of 4. I couldn't agree more regarding the preview issue. I need to know if this is worth buying for vegetarians. Are there enough vegetarian recipes to make this worth it?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2014 4:41:14 PM PST
Thank you for the link!

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 3:22:56 PM PDT
Emily Kelley says:
What do the recipes use for sweeteners? My family doesn't use sugar, brown sugar, splenda or aspartame. I really don't want to pay for the book not knowing if there are just low sugar recipes or use of artificial sweeteners. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2015 12:19:12 PM PST
Amy says:
Emily, "Kindle Customer" in a review dated 2-22-14, wrote: "The 'Fat Chance Cookbook' focuses on removing as much sugar & artificial sweeteners as possible . . ." And another reviewer wrote that she was disappointed in the recipe for chocolate chip cookies, which had what she thought was a lot of sugar. So I am inferring that the Fat Chance Cookbook does not rely on artificial sweeteners. Dr. Lustig in his lectures puts a lot of emphasis on eating "real food," and I think artificial sweeteners would be incompatible with that, also. I don't think he'd put his name on that. I bought "Eat What You Love" cookbook, by Marlene Koch [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0762434325/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1] and was disappointed to find a heavy reliance on aritificial sweeteners. [Marlene Koch does give you a page that tells you how to substitute other sweeteners, including ordinary table sugar, into her recipes, though, so you can choose to cook the food without the fake ones.] I've just ordered the Fat Chance Cookbook to see whether it's different, with respect to the amount and kind of sweeteners and/or sugars in the foods. After I've had a chance to read through the book, I'll try to post a review with thoughts about this topic.
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