The Science of Skinny Cookbook: 175 Healthy Recipes to Help You Stop Dieting—and Eat for Life!

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Here is a nice collection of organic, healthy recipes ranging in difficulty from very easy to challenging, but most within the reach of a reasonably good cook. The Science of Skinny Cookbook is not vegetarian, but red meat is never an ingredient. To use this cookbook, you need to have a well-stocked health food store nearby. Most (but not all) ingredients you should be able to find there. Because author Dee McCaffrey uses entirely organic and unprocessed foods, expect a significantly higher food budget. This is a good cookbook for those whose believe in non-processed, from-scratch meals; however, such meals will cost you far more kitchen time. Two long lists give you alternatives to unhealthy ingredients and foundation preparations (broths, nut butter, etc.). McCaffrey sees foods in black and white: Everything commercial is black (“high amounts of sugar and unhealthy oils” in granola), your own is white. She provides you with a long list of foods that “steal” and even longer that “heal.” The text runs uninterrupted, so many recipes flip to overleaf pages—a serious inconvenience. Twenty-three inbound photos give examples of recipes. A good list of sources ends this volume. Cross referencing of the index is poor.

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Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 306 pages
Publisher Da Capo Lifelong Books
Publish Date 2014-Dec-23
ISBN 9780738217208 Buy this Book
Issue March 2015
Category Cooking, Food & Wine


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