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Good recipes but too small portions
on 13 August 2008
I bought the book because I'm loosing weight at the moment and therefore always looking for new recipes. It does contain a lot of good recipes but the portion sizes are mostly unrealisticly small and I've never been one for massive portions. Let's face it: 250g of dried pasta for 4 persons is not enough (every other cookbook says 100g per person which is about right). When you ignore the portion sizes, you immediately have the problem that suddenly the calorie content of your meal is rather high. If you don't have to keep an eye on how much you eat or believe that normal portions are "bad", there are a lot of nice and really tasty recipes like "Penne with Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic and White Beans" or "Salmon with Sweet and Spicy Rub". I tried both and they were delicious plus easy to make. A great plus of the book for those who want to know exactly what they eat is the fact that every recipe has a full analysis with all nutritional facts clearly laid out. Mind that this is an american book, so you'll need conversion tables again.