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Low-fat Mediterranean Diet: 110 Slimline Recipes for Healthy Eating - Explore the Delicious Tastes of the Mediterranean with Specially Adapted Classic ... in 500 Glorious Step-by-step Photographs [Paperback]

Anne Sheasby
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1 Mar 2007 The Low Fat
The food of the Mediterranean is famed throughout the world for its classic and hearty dishes with their delicious and appetizing combinations of sun-drenched flavours, colours and textures. Cannelloni, pizza, ravioli and spaghetti bolognese have become firm favourites the world over, but are not usually considered as low-fat options. A glance through this inspiring volume, however, demonstrates that it is possible to eat these foods while keeping control of the amount of fat that we eat. This fabulous book contains more than 110 tempting and appealing dishes from the heart of the Mediterranean in delectable, yet healthy, versions. There are recipes for soups, appetizers, stews, frittatas, pasta, rice and couscous dishes, salads, risottos, roasts, tangines, fish, meat and poultry dishes, as well as simple desserts and bread recipes. Each dish is an authentic recipe, or has been specially adapted to make it low in fat, but without compromising on flavour. Most recipes contain less than five grams of fat per portion, with a few indulgent favourites containing less than 15 grams. Try prosciutto and pepper pizzas, cannelloni bean soup, butterbean tomato and red onion salad, Italian pepper gratin, pasta with tomatoes and shellfish, or roast chicken with potatoes and lemon. In addition invaluable information is provided about planning a low-fat diet, understanding healthy eating guidelines and learning to adapt to low-fat cooking techniques, as well as buying, storing, preparing and cooking the delicious ingredients. So whether you're inspired by a recent holiday, want to ring the changes, or just love good flavourful food, this book opens up a wealth of fresh ideas that taste great and help look after your heart.


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Southwater (1 Mar 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844763439
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844763436
  • Product Dimensions: 29.4 x 22.4 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 371,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Consultant Editor Anne Sheasby spent several years working as a professional home economist within the food industry in a variety of roles before embarking on a successful freelance career in 1991 as a cookery writer and home economist. Anne is the author of many published cookery books, covering a wide variety of subjects, and has been a consultant editor on many more. She has also written for national magazines and regularly works with leading companies within the food industry. Anne is a member of the prestigious Guild of Food Writers and the Institute of Consumer Sciences incorporating Home Economics in the UK.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My kind of cookbook 8 Mar 2009
As a huge fan of Mediterranean cuisine, my review might be quite biased! Nevertheless this cookbook does provide a comprehensive menu list of food from Morocco to Spain to Italy to Greece and Turkey.

Many of the menus are very simple in preparation and can be made using ingredients from the local supermarket. It is definitely my favorite cookbook!
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5.0 out of 5 stars diet book 31 Aug 2010
By twister
Bought this book as Iam trying to lose weight found the receipes very good.Would recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good recipe book. Nice details. Great photos too. 5 Oct 2008
By durk - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm glad I found this book. While there are many wonderful recipes, I especially like the color photography of the dish and the listing of calories, protein, carbs, fat content (by type), cholesterol, sodium, etc for each and every dish. That fact alone is worth so much to me. It is an all around well done publication. I wish all my recipe books were this thorough.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Change 1 Dec 2008
By Marie C. Stauber - Published on Amazon.com
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Having recently been diagnosed with extremely high cholesterol, it was necessary to make some lifestyle changes. Diet was one of them. The mediterranean diet was reccommended. This book made the changes in cooking easy and fun. The recipes are easy to prepare and colorfully and attractively presented. Menus are also suggested. Several recipes have become my new favorites. This book is the cornerstone of my switch becasue it was necessary to also reduce fat in my diet and some of the recipes in the Mediterranean diet, while delicious, are also high in fat calories. Not in my book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just love it! 27 April 2009
By G. Pantle - Published on Amazon.com
I absolutely love this cookbook! I recently committed myself to eating more in the mediterranean way and purchased this cookbook to get some good recipes and I have not been disappointed. I love the pictures, I love the tips and I love the recipes. I highly recommend this cookbook!
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Soups! 23 Dec 2013
By Linda Kasinoff - Published on Amazon.com
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I love the variety of soup recipes. I've made a few so far, all of them delicious. I am a vegetarian, so it did offer a lot of recipes without meats. I do cook meat for my husband, so I may try out some on him, except for the pigeon.
4.0 out of 5 stars Yumm 2 Aug 2013
By J. Taub - Published on Amazon.com
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A good cookbook to have with many tasty and not difficult recipes - glad i have this one. trying to eat healthier/
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