Jay Solomon is fast becoming my favorite cookbook author. His
cookbooks are full of high-nutrition flavorful foods. He
makes great use of beans, greens, squash, and grains. This
book is almost vegan, only a very few recipes call for cheese.
In almost every recipe, the only fat is a bit olive oil to
saute in, easily replaced for true no-added-fat cooking. A few
of the recipes here also seem to appear in his book 150 Vegan
Favorites. Recipes are divided by the seasons so you can cook
what is freshest, cheapest, and most flavorful at any time of
the year. 125 recipes.
The absolute best, most up-to-date, and comprehensive guide to
vegetarian and vegan diets for all ages. Only a few recipes,
but if you care about making sure your vegetarian, vegan, or
even almost vegetarian diet is nutritionally sound, you need
this book. Includes discussion of essential fatty acids.
Written by 3 vegetarian registered dieticians
130+ ultra low fat vegetarian recipes meeting the Ornish
guidelines. Includes a recipe for Dr. Pepper Apricot bread.
Most recipes are not vegan. A few recipes call for
non-vegetarian ingredients such as gelatin or chicken broth
(the latter is easily substituted.
An excellent guide to well-balanced vlf predominantly
diets. Shows you how to build a nutritionally complete diet and
focuses on foods that have low caloric densities. Recipes
include basic instructions for cooking sea vegetables, beans,
grains and vegetables and consist mostly of simply prepared,
lightly spiced recipes with a Japanese flavor (not American).
Contains short summary of the McDougall diet, advice
changing your diet, and a list of McDougall-approved packaged
foods. Recipes are easy to prepare for the most part. Some
high-fat recipes. Caution: the book confuses brewer's and
nutritional yeast, make sure you use nutritional yeast in the
recipes that call for brewer's yeast. 300 recipes.
Book promotes a special diet for those with the most
weight-loss problems. The diet recommended in this book is
even stricter than that espoused in the other McDougall books.
The biggest difference is the elimination of all flours
and flour products (including whole wheat). 100 recipes.
Focuses on weight loss, discusses
emotional issues in a very understanding and helpful manner.
Recipes by top chefs. Lots of gourmet, generally spectacular
recipes. Heavy on egg whites and skimmed milk products. 250
50 bread machine recipes that use no added fats and no
concentrated sugars other than fruits. All the recipes are
under 10%CFF. A few salt-free recipes are included. Uses
both whole grains and refined grains and includes many
inventive recipes (such as Qunioa, basil, and sun-dried tomato
bread). The definitive very low fat bread machine cookbook.
Ornish-based cookbook. All recipes have less than one gram of
fat per serving. No high-fat ingredients whatsoever. Heavy
on egg whites and skimmed milk products. Almost vegetarian,
does call for defatted chicken stock in many recipes. Very
comprehensive, includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks.
Excellent vegan cookbook emphasizing vegetables,
(especially high nutrient ones such as greens), beans, and
grains. While not a very low fat cookbook, most of the
recipes contain oil only for sauteing purposes and can easily
be converted to very low fat versions.
Wonderful encyclopedia of vegetables, full of
thousands of full-color photographs.
More recommendations as well as reviews will be forthcoming, be sure
to check back. I also have a list of some books I personally
recommend on various topics: Michelle's
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