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Calorie Counting for people who love food.,
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This review is from: The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight (Paperback)
What do foodie minded (and bellied) folk eat when they are cutting back a bit? I've wondered this often and it was with much anticipation that I opened this one up.
I wasn't disappointed either. The hairy bikers have done a good book here with some excellent recipes and pictures that make you want to try the recipes. Food chapters are: Breakfast & Brunch, One-Pan Dishes, Grills & Roasts, Pies, Stews, Vegetables & Salads, Fakeaways, Pasta & Rice, Puddings & Cakes and Lunch Boxes & Snacks.
Many of the dishes have a comforting feel, some are spicy, some light and delicious like: Salmon with chilli Ginger Sauce, Peppered Steak with Mushrooms, Lemon and Thyme Roast Chicken, Cajun Spiced Chicken with Potato Wedges and Chive Dip, Chicken and Ham Tangle Pie, Lean Lamb Hotpot, Lamb Tagine, Chilli Salad Bowl, Chilli Con Carne and a number of really great sounding curries. This is just a taster of the recipes, I fancy trying a lot more. My favourites of the sweet recipes are Summer Fruit Meringues and Chewy Cranberry and Apricot Bites.
I've recently taken a lot more interest in cooking to lose a bit of weight, for much the same reasons as the bikers - to give my health a boost - so this book has come at just the right time for me. Starting off tonight with one I already have the ingredients for, their Chicken and Mushroom Risotto.
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Initial post: 30 Jul 2012 19:39:30 BDT
Vivian Darkbloom says:
Thanks for the review. Please do let us know how the risotto worked out as they're usually just so fattening, don't you find?
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jul 2012 10:03:17 BDT
Last edited by the author on 31 Jul 2012 10:08:05 BDT
It was good, not as fab as one with buttter and marsala (but I wasn't deluding myself that it would be), but passable as a lower cal supper.
We found it served 3 not 4, though it still came in at less than 500 calories which is what I aim for when making a diet evening meal, when I'm trying to shrink a bit!
Posted on 14 Aug 2012 04:05:02 BDT
Posted on 17 Aug 2012 09:01:57 BDT
Does the book contain all the recipies from the BBC series? Really interested in comments on the chicken s&S 'fakeaway'.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 09:45:00 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Aug 2012 09:45:15 BDT
Hi Mrs Gulliford, Yes the book does contain the recipes the boys have cooked on the series. I've made the sweet and sour chicken and really liked it - we thought it didn't taste 'diet' atall. Fancy the korma too, it's on my list.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 20:17:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Aug 2012 12:06:26 BDT
That recipe is on the bbc food web pages if you want to try before you buy. I was watching with my partner last night & we were going to go our for curry tonight but decided to make the korma instead - amazingly tasty & filling, easy to make & saved money too! Recommend that one. There are 10 recipes to try on the bbc.
Posted on 18 Sep 2012 18:13:36 BDT
thank you for listing a few of the dishes,definately sounds like a good purchase ;-)
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Sep 2012 16:33:06 BDT
Danielle, glad it was helpful :)
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Oct 2012 21:33:09 BDT
Wakey lass says:
Have cooked the korma and it's yummy.
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