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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice concept for a cookbook!, April 21, 2010
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This review is from: Eat What You Love: More than 300 Incredible Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories (Hardcover)
Right up front, Marlene Koch lays out the purpose of this book (Page 9): "My fabulous news is that eating for pleasure and eating for good health can be one and the same. I am thrilled to tell you that with this book you never again have to be deprived or sacrifice the foods you love for the sake of your health--yes, you really can have it all."

At the outset, Koch looks at some of the key nutritional concepts--calories, fat, salt, carbohydrates, and proteins. In each instance, she lays out the nuances (e.g., good versus not-so-good fats). She writes of diet and diabetes and then enters the realm of "meal planning," including food exchanges, carbohydrate counting, and nutritional analysis. Then, a brief discussion of essential ingredients, ones that (Page 24) ". . .are simply low in sugar, fats, and calories" and assist, easily, developing tasty meals. Among these? Splenda, cottage cheese, cooking/baking sprays, oats, flavorings, and so on.

For any cookbook, though, it's the recipes that are at the heart of matters. This book is divided into numerous categories, starting with hot and cold beverages and ending with creamy desserts. In between? Smoothies and shakes, breakfast entrees, appetizers, salads, pasta, poultry, seafood, and the like.

Just a few examples to illustrate. I use a chicken piccata recipe that works very well. This book features such a recipe as well. Many similarities with what I make, but some interesting differences. Ingredients: boneless chicken breasts, flour, olive oil, white wine, lemon juice, chicken broth (reduced sodium), capers (optional--but I can't stand the thought of optional capers! They add such a nice taste), butter/margarine, and parsley. The steps to make the final dish are straightforward. Nice suggestion for a side dish (which I often use)--asparagus.

Other dishes that tempt me, just to provide some examples of what is in this book: classic Italian frittata, classic creamy coleslaw, pasta primavera (I often make this as a vegetarian dish, but the assembly of veggies used in the recipe here is awesome!), simple sweet and sour red cabbage (the twist here on the version that I make--use of cornstarch to thicken the sauce; I'll try this next time around), crispy parmesan fish, and on it goes. . . .

A nice set of recipes. These look tasty. I intend to start experimenting over the next couple weeks. But this book has definitely captured my attention.
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Initial post: Apr 22, 2010 7:17:09 AM PDT
Nancy says:
I never trust a cookbook that would even suggest that I give up butter. Nice review.

Posted on Apr 22, 2010 10:11:13 AM PDT
Great review of a cookbook that sounds wonderful and that I just might purchase. I like that she talks of diabetic.

Nice job.

Posted on Apr 22, 2010 5:40:30 PM PDT
I enjoyed your review, Steven. I'm always looking out for recipes that are low in sugar and fat AND tasty!

Posted on Apr 22, 2010 6:12:17 PM PDT
Paul Weiss says:
You must be quite the chef, Steve. Nice review.

Posted on Apr 22, 2010 6:45:18 PM PDT
Steven: How indepth and how detailed is she on the diabetic aspect? Is it done in readable format? Great review. I need this infomation.
don

Posted on Apr 22, 2010 7:16:52 PM PDT
I'm with Nancy! LOL Great review.

Posted on Apr 22, 2010 7:31:11 PM PDT
Oh-hhh, just the kind of book I need. I do so want to eat what I want without worries, STEVEN. Could it be true? If you say it is, then it is! I want this book and I want it NOW (just like my food). lol Thanks for finding such a helpful book. You're the best. xo

Posted on Apr 25, 2010 7:15:44 PM PDT
Karen Joan says:
And you have captured mine, Steven. Nicely done.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 8:15:09 PM PST
Thanks for the review.
My question would be: Instead of real sugar, is she using Fake sugars, and fake butters, and processed foods?

If that is the case. For some people they might lose weight, but there not going to be heathy eating these cancer causing fake products!
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