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The Low GI Vegetarian Cookbook [Paperback]

Kaye Foster-Powell , Professor Jennie Brand Miller , Oster-Powell , Joanna Mcmillan
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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14 Dec 2006

Science has proven that low GI, slowly digested carbohydrates are key to healthy and sustained weight loss.

The authors of the bestselling LOW GI DIET series have often been asked 'what should I eat if I'm a vegetarian or vegan?' In their definitive healthy vegetarian cookbook, the Low GI pioneers answer why we should choose low GI carbs, what we should be eating, and how to be a low GI healthy vegetarian.

THE LOW GI VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK brings you over eighty delicious and tempting recipes, illustrated with mouth-watering photography including recipes for breakfasts, light lunches and snacks, main courses and desserts and sweet treats including Asian, Indian and Mediterranean style dishes.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Yellow Kite (14 Dec 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340923113
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340923115
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 20.4 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 153,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for the Low GI Diet series:

This is the best diet book....I recommend it above all others. (Jean Carper, author of FOOD: YOUR MIRACLE MEDICINE)

This authoritative but highly readable book provides all the tools you need to change your diet and improve your health. (JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH, Professor of Medicine,)

Here, at last, is a book that explains what we know about the glycaemic index (Andrew Weil MD, bestselling author of SPONTANEOUS)

Book Description

Delicious and healthy GI and vegetarian-friendly recipes from the low GI eating pioneers.

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good buy 22 Jan 2008
I find with many cook books that the recipes are fiddly and time consuming and usually demand a pinch of one ingredient and a splash of another, and before long you have a cupboard full of rare spices that you are never going to use again. This book however is simple to follow, contains ingredients that are generally easy to find in shops and ones that you are likely to use again.

The book gives ideas for breakfasts, lunches and snacks as well as main courses, and gives a real variety of dishes. I haven't cooked all of them yet, but they are all appealing and all things that you could happily feed to non-vegetarian guests or family members, as I have done to positive feedback!

The only thing I thought was slightly odd is that one of the recipes calls for gelatine, but it's easy enough to steer clear of one recipe, there are plenty to choose from.

All in all, there is something here for everyone. The meals are healthy, simple and tasty.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars simple and delicious 28 Sep 2009
By jane
I had borrowed this book from the library so many times I had to buy it. Some recipes don't sound interesting yet just taste fabulous, with the added factor of being entirely virtuous. I use this book at least once a week.
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A useful addition 1 Jun 2007
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After my sister was recently diagnosed with diabetes, I thought I'd give the GI diet a go, as it is supposed to be useful in warding diabetes off.

The book is well written and shows suggested meal plans for Vegetarian Adults, Vegan Adults, Vegetarian Teenagers, Vegan Teenagers, Vegetarian Children and Vegan Children.

The recipes are clearly laid out and easy to follow, and the photography is bright and cheery throughout.

Highly recommended (and better than Rose Elliott's book!)
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars tries to do too many things 23 Mar 2010
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I bought this book hoping to find vegetarian recipes I could use for a low GI weight loss diet, but this is not what this book provides. It tries to be "healthy" in general, I think, so it emphasises vitamins and minerals, but also wholegrain cereals aplenty (which you would find only to a very limited amount in a low GI diet), whereas it advocates to use only minimal amounts of things like full fat cheeses or cream. Most recipes contain flour and starches; for instance as suitable breakfast it suggests porridge, banana, fried rice or baked beans on toast. None of the recipes provide any indication of their GI value. I get the impression that it uses "low GI" as another justification to say "We're healthy here", but for anyone wanting to get used to a low GI diet and abolish most forms or sugar and refined starches, this book would be more of a hindrance than a help!
Also, most photos of people in there are of them being sporty, which I find just a little annoying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent must have low gi veggie book 26 Feb 2010
This book is my cooking bible, so much so it never goes on the bookshelf. It has loads of great tasty low cost and easy to make recipes. I even invited meat eaters for a three course meal from this book, they ate the lot and loved every course...they were shocked to find it was all low GI (even the red wine!)
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