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The Parchment Paper Cookbook: 180 Healthy, Fast, Delicious Dishes! Paperback – November 15, 2011
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The recipes whip up pretty quickly, there is a HUGE variety of recipes, they taste amazing, and you can't beat the clean up! The chicken turns out so tender its amazing. A friend and I recently were complaining about how crockpot cooking seems like a great idea but it never comes out right. This is exactly the answer I have been looking for!
This book, though, has been infinitely helpful in cleaning up my diet. Healthy recipe that require pretty much no dishes to prepare, which means I can EAT without being saddled with a ton of pots and pans to clean. Real food! No mess! Clean ingredients! Really, what else can the busy adult ask for in this life? Besides a personal chef, that is?
Chicken and Turkey Dishes
Pork and Lamb Dishes
Beef and Veal Dishes
Seafood Dishes Vegetable Dishes
Bread, Rice and Potato Dishes
I never even tried using parchment paper until this year and that was for baking. The idea of using it instead of pots and pans to make all sorts of dishes is very interesting. The beginning of the book explains in detail, with images, how to fold parchment paper so that it can be used to make the recipes in the book. After that are the chapters containing the recipes. There is a table of contents in the beginning that lists all of the recipes but I also think it'd be helpful to color code each chapter on the edge of the page, to make getting to what you want a little quicker. Recipes in this cookbook are all easy to understand. Each recipe clearly lists the necessary ingredients (all of which appeared to be ordinary items), as well as how many the dish serves and the nutritional content. The recipes would be more helpful to me if they included prep and cooking time. Some of the recipes also include ideas for variations. There are no photos in this cookbook save a few in the middle of the book, I'd love it if the recipes included photos. This cookbook would be ideal for people that want to simplify their cooking by having less pots and pans to clean, as well as for those that cook for one or two.
Sure, we line the cookie sheets with parchment paper and occasionally get fancy with a "Papillotte" something or other--but this lovely book has ideas from breakfast through sumptious desserts that can be cooked in parchment. Yay!And THANKS for writing this super book.
Each recipe has an ingredients list, a detailed instruction list and a short paragraph about the recipe itself. Some recipes also include a tip on where to find a certain ingredient, what a word means or different ways that uncommon ingredients can be used. Recipes include the nutrition information as well which is vital for people who are watching what they eat. There's also a very handy chapter in the front of the book that explains all about cooking with parchment paper and its benefits. It's a much healthier way to cook because it eliminates the need to grease pans or use added fat.. The authors encourage you to continue on with the healthy cooking theme by choosing organic, whole grain products and avoiding overly processed foods.
Don't be at all intimidated by using parchment paper. There is a step by step description with drawings included in the front of the book that shows you how to make a parchment packet and ideas for serving your creation once it's done cooking. I had no idea that this was so easy or I would have tried it ages ago! I also love that parchment paper is a much more eco-friendly option that using aluminum foil. You can recycle or compost the parchment paper when you're done with it and you can't do that with aluminum foil.
I made the Chocolate Chip Strawberry Pizza and it was amazing!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great quick and easy recipes especially for single servings!Published 1 month ago by Richard Duncanson
This book just has normal recipes that you put on parchment. None of the recipes are anything different that you would find in any regular cook book.Published 10 months ago by Mystique
They are just as advertise. Bigger than I expected but that just makes them more versatile.Published 15 months ago by JCC
This book is especially good for people trying manage their weight. Chicken cooked in parchment bags come out very tender and juicy.Published 20 months ago by kass
I've had this cookbook for awhile and it is one of my favorites. It never gets a lot of time to sit on the shelf. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kerri Campbell
love this book! Many wonderful recipes and tje food is always delicious when cooked in parchment.Published 22 months ago by Elaine T. Green