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Good Food for Life: Planning, Preparing, and Sharing Hardcover – October 31, 2010

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Paraclete Press (November 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557256276
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557256270
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,390,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Good Food for Life provides a practical approach we are looking for to improve our health and lifestyle. It is not a diet book. Maggie takes you down a path and teaches you the basics of nutrition then shows you how small simple changes can improve your health. This book challenges our thoughts about food and nutrition. It shows us how to make food enjoyable, fun and easy.
There are 4 parts to the book; Planning, Preparing, Sharing and Menus/Recipes. The first part is Planning your meals and snacks. This section teaches you how to plan your daily or weekly meals and snacks. Our lives can be very busy with work and family. This section will help you introduce new and old foods to your dinner plate; how to make your favorite recipes helathier; emphasizing on portions, and eating regularly throughout the day. The next section is Preparing and Organizing your kitchen. "getting your kitchen ready" with basic equipment and utensils, as Maggie calls it. This section also provides advice on food labeling, food shopping and food safety. It includes basic cooking skills to help us get started on how to make our meals taste and look beautiful. The Sharing section is my favorite. This section gets us back to the dining room table. Good Food for Life encourages you and your family to get involved in preparing and sharing the meal together. The last section is Menus/Recipes. Providing easy tasty recipes to make in your kitchen.
Good Food for Life is a great resource to have in your kitchen library. It is easy to see why readers would embrace this book. It offers sensible, sound advice on good food. It motivates and inspires us to get in the kitchen and start cooking. It will challenge the way you think about food. I would certainly recommend this book to my clients.
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Format: Hardcover
I love tasty food but have to admit I am not much of a cook myself, being fortunate to have married a woman who loves to cook. Recently I decided to shift towards healthier eating as a part of my campaign to lose weight and feel better. For the first time in 20 years I flipped open a cook book and found a recipe that I could put together without a major trip to the supermarket. The recipe was "Hazel Crusted Turkey Burgers" in Maggie Davis' "Good Food for Life". As it turned out I was missing hazelnuts so I figured that the walnuts I had on the shelf would work just fine. I know that turkey is much leaner than most other meats but I was concerned that the taste would be bland. I had a couple of more substitutions that worked out fine: dried cranberries in place of fresh and cilantro in place of parsley. I had fun chopping the nuts , celery and onions in my wife's cuisinart. When my wife and I sat down to enjoy the turkey burgers, we both loved the subtle and intriguing flavors from blend of fruits, nuts and veggies in the burgers. Based on the success of this recipe, I plan to prepare and serve many more of the recipes in Good Food For Life.
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I have a very busy life, love food, and really want to eat healthy. That can be a difficult balance, but Maggie makes it really easy! Such sound and practical advice and guidance, all of which fit into my lifesyle. Did I mention the recipes? YUMMY! This book is a must read if you want to eat right, enjoy food and stay healthy.
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Maggie Davis has created a simply spectacular reference for how to eat healthy and eat well. From menu planning to recipes to grocery shopping and other helpful resources and tons of nutrition tips along the way...this book should be in every American's library for promoting better health and wellness. To top it off...this book is loaded with visually exquisite eye-appealing photos of beautiful foods that ooze health and wellness. As a nutritionist, I will certainly be recommending this book to all my clients interested in maintaining good health with beautiful nutritious and delicious foods!
Dr. Janet Brill, nutritionist and author
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Good Food for Life is the most practical, user friendly book available on how to makeover your diet, improve your nutrition and your relationship with food- including your favorites! Eating well is multi-dimentional and her advice is comprehensive without being overwhelming. The focus on planning, preparing and sharing is key to making changes that last. There is something of interest for everyone from the multi-cultural recipes, seasonal menus, recipe makeovers, time saving tips, food safety guidlines and so much more. Ms. Davis's extensive experience as a dietitian, nutrition consultant, and author along with her passion for cooking, gardening and hosting support her expert advice on the WHAT and HOW of changing eating habits. As a dietitian in private practice for over 30 years, I will highly recommend this book to my patients, from the novice to the gourmet cook, so they can find confidence and joy in healthy eating.

Valerie Oppenheim, R.D.,L.N.C.
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