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Astonishingly Low Calorie Comfort Food Recipes That Taste Like The Real Deal!,
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This review is from: Now Eat This!: 150 of America's Favorite Comfort Foods, All Under 350 Calories (Paperback)Every time I grab a "triple chocolate chip" cookie from Rocco's book, at first I feel that twinge of guilt you feel when you are eating food you know you shouldn't eat, then I remember that they contain no sugar, no flour, their main ingredient is white beans and they are only 40something calories (even less sometimes cause I can get 30 cookies out of a batch instead of the 20 the book recommends) and about 1 gram of fat!! I then sigh with relief and eat 2! They are sooo delicious!!
After trying many of Rocco's superb recipes in Now eat This! I have come to realize that if this book existed 20 years ago America might be in better shape physically. It's long overdue but I'm glad it's finally here.
Other than the triple choco chip cookies some of my personal faves are:
Lobster bisque: tremendous lobster flavor and easier to make than the original
Peach and blueberry cobbler: his use of Bisquick is so smart
Turkey enchiladas: green salsa is so flavorful you don't notice the low fat cheese
Steak au poivre: I never need to eat the 1300-calorie version ever again
Berry pops: not the most original idea but best tasting yogurt pop I ever had
Onion rings: pure magic, I can't believe how crispy they are & with a little Tabasco the Smokey mayo sauce is mind blowing
There are a couple of dishes I liked less but there is so much room for personal preference you can make these your own w/o adding too many calories. For example, I can't eat a brownie that doesn't have chocolate chips and walnuts in them so I sprinkled a few in the batter and they still came out below 100 calories and were truly delicious!
Personally, I'd like Rocco to makeover every dish in America!