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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books; Original edition (7 Dec. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600940498
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600940491
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 1.9 x 23.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Vegetarian Times , November/December 2010
Offers 125 recipes for low-fat, plant-based dishes that don t skimp on flavor.

Vegetarian Living (UK), December 2010
Jam-packed with mouth-watering vegan recipes that are low in fat and light on calories [Moskowitz s] recipes are visual and gastronomic delights, which inspire the reader to try new things and cook outside of their comfort zone, while never underestimating the beauty of the familiar.

ThisDishisVeg.com, 12/8/10
[Isa Moskowitz is] the queen of the vegans. Portland Press Herald, 12/15/10 A snappy cookbook that embraces whole plant foods without a sugary snack in sight. Those avoiding gluten or soy will appreciate the numerous gluten-free and soy-free recipes, and everyone is sure to learn something from the preparation and nutrition tips [Moskowitz] sprinkles throughout the book. Best of all, her recipes for goodies such as OMG Oven-Banked Onion Rings, Tamarind BBQ Tempeh & Sweet Potatoes, and Chipotle Lentil Burgers will make even dedicated carnivores appreciate the pleasures of plant-based meals. Technorati.com, 12/23/10 Moskowitz is an innovative source of vegan recipes Appetite for Reduction offers tempting recipes that are quick and easy, and most importantly no- or low-fat Moskowitz has lots of yummy ideas that prove that dieting doesn t have to be painful Moskowitz incorporates the reduction of unhealthy foods, environmental impact, grocery store costs, and animal suffering in her cooking philosophy. The results are tasty dishes with no guilt attached. LeslieLovesVeggies.com, 12/23/10 Contains 125 fabulous recipes that are quick to make and most take 30 minutes or less to prepare. These tasty dishes are easy on the budget and are made with real food for real people. Nothing bizarre, no outlandish over the top ingredients, just good for ya, low fat, delish vegan food! Oh and the portions are real, too! None of these ridiculous tiny serving sizes to get the low calorie counts. These are real servings folks! Examiner.com, 12/20/10 Moskowitz is a proven advisor you want to have in the vegan kitchen with you, consistently creating recipes that are at once accessinle to the home cook and impressive enough to show off to those you want to, well, impress. Appetite for Reduction will knock your socks off, just in time for a great Christmas gift for omnivores or vegans alike and strengthen some of those New Year s resolutions Easy-to-follow directions, well-organized chapters, [and] gorgeous art direction and helpful tips The icons that designate quick-to-prepare, gluten- and soy-free recpies make this cookbook especially user-friendly Appetite for Reduction casts its culinary net wide The recipes span the globe and include rare treats calorie-conscious diners usually don t get to enjoy Appetite for Reduction gives lots of creative, easy and tasty opportunities to eat healthfully A very worthwhile edition to anyone s cookbook collection. GreenWala.com, 12/27/10 [Moskowitz] has done a lot for dispelling the myth that vegan food equals rabbit food or that it s not satisfying The tone is conversational and often humorous and the book is not just about leaner recipes. Appetite refers also to environmental impact, animal cruelty, and your bank account.

VegNews, February 2011
From the grand dame of vegan cookbooks, Appetite doesn t leave you hungry From salads that satisfy like meals to hearty pasta dishes to every vegetable imaginable, Appetite doesn t miss a beat Unlike other diet books, Appetite isn t about dropping 20 pounds in a weekend; it s about eating healthfully in a way that can lead to weight loss without resorting to drastic measures measures which Moskowitz assures are guaranteed to pile pounds right back on.

EatDrinkBetter.com, 12/30/10 I recommend this cookbook for anyone, vegan or not...[Moskowitz] has put together 125 recipes that are under 400 calories perfect for that New Year s resolution to lose weight and are packed with nutrients perfect for that New Year s resolution to eat healthier. EatDrinkBetter.com, 12/31/10 Features many quick and delicious low-calorie vegan recipes. WomanAroundTown.com, 12/20/10 Crammed full of good advice as well as tasty recipes. GoDairyFree.org, 1/4/11 [Moskowitz s] latest cookbook could be one of her greatest yet Anyone who has already inhaled a lifetime's worth ofvegan sweets and processed foods, or who is interested in the vegan diet for health reasons, will probably love Appetite for Reduction. TreeHugger.com, 1/4/11
If you're suffering through the fourth day of some weird diet, you might want to pick up a copy of this book and make yourself something good to eat.
New York Daily News, 1/9/11 [Moskowitz is] the queen of vegan cooking
San Francisco Book Review
, 1/10/11
Moskowitz has singlehandedly revolutionized vegan cooking Appetite is brimming not only with recipes, but also detailed nutritional information useful to everyone, but especially important to those who seek essential vitamins and nutrients from nontraditional (non-animal) sources. But if you re worried about typical bland diet food, have no fear: This is an Isa Chandra Moskowitz cookbook after all. While all recipes are between 200 and 400 calories per serving, each is loaded with delicious, vibrant flavor.
Long Island
Press, 1/7/11 Contains 125 delectable, nutritionally-balanced recipes for the foods you crave lasagna, tacos, barbecue, curries, stews, and much more and it s all only 200 to 400 calories per serving, plant-based and packed with nutrients, low in saturated fat and sugar; high in fiber and, well, delicious.
Coast Insider, January 2011 Moskowitz is the best and most creative of all the chefs working with plant based foods This is not your mother s low-fat cookbook.
InfoDad.com, 1/13/11
It moves along like a well-oiled machine, starting with salads and continuing with side dishes, beans (a mainstay of this type of cooking), tofu and tempeh, soups, stews and more...It contains solid information and a variety of recipes that vegans will find tasty.
BBC Good Food
(UK), February 2011
This is a vegan diet book, but forget your preconceptions and look at the food. Isa is an amazing cook her recipes are delicious and written for people who want to lose weight, but not their enjoyment of food. She uses spices cleverly to make you forget you re eating low fat and ups the grain and veg content to keep you satisfied. Isa reworks favorites making them lighter and healthier. Her book is worth buying for the salad dressings alone.
Natural Health, February 2011 [A] great read!...Moskowitz a tireless crusader against the perception that meatless, dairy-free meals taste like cardboard proves low-fat can be delicious. While offering plenty of tips for novice vegans, Moskowitz s recipes are interesting and flavorful enough to delight seasoned meatless mavens, too.
Post, 1/19/11 Surprisingly creamy and hearty, this vegan soup [Cauliflower Pesto Soup] is elegant enough to serve as a first course at any dinner party.
Valley News, If you re not vegan, but simply don t like meat very much, you ll find many tasty recipes here.
January Magazine
(Canada), 12/20/10
Appetite for Reduction is all about real food for real people, really easily What s not to like?...Spend a lot of time eating from the recipes in this book and you will get smaller.
Living Without, 1/25/11 [The] tortilla soup has a light tomato broth and simple yet assertive seasoning. Stirring crushed tortilla chips into the soup as it cooks gives it a full-bodied texture. Portland Oregonian, 1/25/11 Leave it to innovative cookbook author Isa Chandra Moskowitz, the co-author of Veganomicon, to come up with a collection of 125 low-fat recipes that won't have you leaving the table hungry Moskowitz's writing style is accessible and fun, and she demystifies ingredients like tempeh and tofu Every recipe has detailed nutritional analysis, including vitamin content, something too many diet cookbooks don't bother with. The Hippo, 1/20/11
As with previous Moskowitz books, one thing not sacrificed is flavor. She plays with Asian, Mediterranean, Indian and Latin cuisine with her recipes in ways that make you feel like you re not losing taste by cutting out fat. Library Journal, 2/15/11
[Moskowitz] begins with information on vegan nutrition and shares under-400-calorie recipes that are packed with flavor. Those new to a low-fat vegan diet may be surprised by satisfying meals such as OMG Oven-Baked Onion Rings, Chipotle Lentil Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries, Mac & Trees (macaroni, cheese, and broccoli), and Chili Verde con Papas. Best-selling author Moskowitz is sure to create demand.
SFoodie blog, 2/11/11 Queen Vegan Bee Isa Chandra Moskowitz is pretty much the best and her new book, Appetite for Reduction, is truly excellent.
All Shook Down blog, 2/11/11
Isa Chandra Moskowitz is a rock star in the vegan world and has co-authored and authored five books on the subject, including the definitive roundup Veganomicon. This Saturday she'll discuss her brand new, equally groundbreaking cookbook Appetite for Reduction.
The Vegan
, UK, March 2011
If you re aiming to lose weight, or just eat healthily, but still enjoy food, this is the book for you. Midwest Book Review, February 2011 Shows that healthy cooking can be lively and varied Any vegan cook needs this inspiring, unique title.
Living Without, April/May 2011 This new book is a winner for losers weight losers, that is Moskowitz offers delicious dishes that fill you up There s no scrimping on nutrients or culinary creativity Welcome to low-fat meals that are satisfying and mouthwatering, too.
News, 3/9/11 Appetite for Reduction blows the idea of bland salads out of the water [Moskowitz s] recipes are inviting [and] sound delicious [Her] directions are so easy to follow and she gives great food handling tips along the way.
Oregonian, 3/7/11 Moskowitz is one of the most-prolific and readable vegan cookbook authors out there. She co-authored Veganomicon, which is practically the Bible for newbie vegan cooks, and her other titles have shown how vegan cookies, cupcakes and breakfast treats can be decadent and rich. The Vegetarian, UK, Spring 2011
This book is for anyone whose philosophy is that dieting shouldn t mean restricting yourself to eating small portions of bland vegetables, side salads or relying on diet shakes Isa shows that, with the right ideas and inspiration, diet food can be quick, imaginative and tasty.
ForeWord Reviews, March/April 2011 Hearty, low-fat vegan fare is complemented by a veteran cookbook author's considerable gift for gab in this winning collection...With this selection in hand, serious cooks with high standards can feel confident inviting over their finicky foodie friends.

Bust, April/May 2011
Bursting with inventive, flavorful techniques for lightening up comfort-food favorites and for making plants pop in new and exciting ways.

Talk of the Town, WTVF CBS Nashville, 3/1/11
The perfect book for that picky vegetarian who is determined to eat healthy and maybe even lose some weight.
Chatelaine.com, 4/12/11 [This book] won't appeal only to people who don't eat animal products [Moskowitz s] ingredients are fresh, but they're also accessible: veggies, common spices, beans and rice are frequently used here. As an added bonus, the lack of meat and processed meat and dairy alternatives makes most of this book great for chefs on a budget. And most importantly, this food is tasty.

ElevateDifference.com, 4/15/11
For those in the vegan community who are also health conscious, Moskowitz has delivered the goods on a plate too irresistible to deny. Isa Chandra Moskowitz is the best friend we re all looking for: she writes in a way we understand, a language that is easily understood and humorous. She is also the cook we want for our healthy lives and families. She gets it. She gets that we don t want to give up taste and satisfaction for healthy living From funky hummus creative ideas to OMG Oven-Baked Onion Rings, from sides to satisfying full entree ideas, Moskowitz turns your vegan kitchen upside down, shakes out the fat, and replaces it with novel and tasty ideas to keep your mind interested and your tongue happy you tried something new Vegan or omnivore, you will find something to rave about and savor in Appetite for Reduction. Curled Up with a Good Book, 5/29/11 Appetite for Reduction not only provides extremely diverse and relatively easy recipes using a huge range of plant-based food; it is an enlightening, entertaining must-have cookbook for vegans, experimental vegans, and even the carnivore chef. Highly Recommended.

Vegetarian Journal, Vol. XXX, no. 3
Features 125 recipes that are low in calories but rank high for substance and creativity Helpful hints are found throughout Gorgeous color photos.

Taste for Life magazine, August 2011
Moskowitz s 125 vegan recipes are nutritious and fun to cook.

Bust, October/November 2011
[A] vegan cookbook author with a tremendous following.

EntertainmentRealm.com, 1/18/12 Appetite for Reduction features conversational language, side bar tips (cooking/shopping/basic food information), nutritional guides, nutritional tips and simple yet tasty recipes.

VegNews, November/December 2012
"Reader Poll Faves: Cookbook Author


About the Author

Isa Chandra Moskowitz is an award-winning vegan chef and author of several best-selling cookbooks, including Veganomicon, Vegan with a Vengeance, and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. She hosts the vegan cooking show and Web site The Post Punk Kitchen. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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It is so refreshing to find a vegan cookery book that uses 'normal' ingredients and gives sensible honest advice. I love this book. I am a fairly new vegetarian and want to go a step further and become vegan. The money I have wasted on so called 'vegan cookery books' doesn't bear thinking about and none of them have inspired me to take the next step. Isa's book is wonderfully refreshing. There are of course American names for some of the ingredients but once you've sussed that cilantro is corriander, escarole is endive, sriracha is hot chilli sauce and kasha is buckwheat then you've basically cracked it. The recipes are dilicious and are guided as Gluten-free, Soy-free and under 30 minutes which helps when you want something quick and easy to make. You don't even notice that the recipes are all low fat because they are really tasty.
I can thoroughly recommend this book.
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I've already got a couple of Isa's books - and while the recipes are good,the layout and cross referencing drives me nuts. However the layout on this one is clean, and the cross referencing is minimal. The Hummus recipe is one of the best i've ever tasted (how can anyone get hummus wrong I hear people cry - well I have!), and the red wine and kalamata tempeh (I made it with seitan) is delish. Having the calorie count per serving really helps too. Only point to note is that this is an American cookbook, and needs some translation for UK users - so a tablespoon is a uk dessert spoon, arugula is rocket leaves, cilantro is coriander, shortening is cookeen or trex and canola oil is rapeseed oil. The cookipedia web site is a useful reference for translating.
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When I am just a shadow of my former self and everyone's whispering "if anything, she's got TOO skinny", this book will be the reason why. I'm not even vegan, I just figured that maybe eating less animal might be a semi-decent way to lose some weight without trying too hard, and lo and behold - I was right! The recipes here are scrumptious, and that's not even an exaggeration. I'm yet to make a duff one, and I must have cooked half the book by now. Hottie Beans & Greens and Mango BBQ Beans are both amazing and now weeknight staples in my house, with big steamy spoonfuls dumped over baked sweet potato. Black-bean, Zucchini & Olive Tacos are as good as everyone else who's reviewed the book tells you they will be (and that's far better than I was expecting - delicious, basically). I also really loved the Carribean Curried Black-Eyed Peas with Plantain (def worth making the extra effort to find the plantain - it makes it), as well as the Canellini & Mushroom Paprikas, Miso Udon Stir-fry, Upside Down Lentil Shepherds Pie, Eggplant Provencal, Kidney Bean and Butternut Jamba Stew, Aubergine Chilli Bean Mole - there's so many great dinners in here and they're all quick, cheap and really good for you. Many of the recipes even possess that most magical property of tasting even better reheated next day than they did fresh, and that's about the highest praise I can give out. Yes, more pictures would be nice, yes, there are many Americanisms, but to get hung up on these tiny details would be to miss out on one of the best cookbooks I own.
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This book is a brilliant. I already have several of Isa's cookbooks but I had some reservations about low fat cooking, thinking it might be bland or a bit 70s boiled lentil-y vegan. However, everything I have made from the book has been super tasty and filling. The author states at the beginning that the recipes are designed for weeknight cooking and that they are pretty fast to make, I'm not the most amazing cook in the world but with this book I have been cooking when I get home from work. I love Isa's commentary and the hints and tips throughout the book. Highly recommended!
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I have finally found the holy grail of low fat cookbooks. This is real food that will fill you up and make your belly happy, oh, and it just so happens to be vegan. I've been on the 5.2 diet for a while, mainly for health longevity reasons (although losing weight is also a bonus) and I must admit I struggle with the lack of food on a starvey day whereas the hubs has found it easy. This book has really helped me stay on track on starvey days, the salads really fill me up and are surprisingly satisfying. Nutritional information is included for each recipe. The recipes are perfect for any day of the week, i don't just limit them to fast days. They may be low in fat but they are full of flavour. My favourites so far have been:
Everyday Quinoa Chickpea Salad - full of protein and good things and the dressing made from a blend of cashews, balsamic vinegar and other stuff is gorg, I've always hated bottled dressings from the supermarket, this is heaps better.

Big fat Taco Salad - my favourite salad in the world ever because it has tortilla chips in it! Even my children dig this salad. The slightly lower in fat version of Guacamole, "Guacamame" made from a blend of avocados and edamame beans is awesome, tastes just like the real thing. I hated the salsa dressing, however. It tasted like vinegary tomatoes so I won't bother with it again.

Mango Bbq beans - a big hit with the kiddos and quite easy to make. Just a smidgen of agave and a whole mango provide the sweetness.

Jerk Asparagus - made this several times when British asparagus was at it's prime and man, is it spicy! That's a good thing though.

I've made other things that I wouldn't make again but nothing has been in edible. Overall it's a winner.
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