Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites: Flavorful Recipes for Healthful Meals

Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites: Flavorful Recipes for Healthful Meals

This is the low-fat book cooks who care about wholesome, vegetarian-inspired food have been waiting for.  Each of the more than 280 recipes are as delicious and trustworthy as those in the Moosewood Collective’s previous books, and vibrant flavors and generous portions are still a hallmark of every dish. Because the Collective’s primary goal is always to make great tasting food they resisted the notion of doing a low-fat book until they were convinced they could make low-fat dishes as flavor-packed as their regular favorites.  “We’ve mostly been interested in gourmet cuisine at Moosewood Restaurant, not deprivation diet food,” say the authors.  “So, it’s a happy surprise that the dishes we created for this cookbook don’t come off as merely healthful diet foods.  The food is exciting, ethnically diverse, and satisfyingly delicious.  Moosewood Restaurant Low-fat Favorites is as much a celebration of the pleasures of eating as it is about low-fat cooking.”

In Moosewood Restaurant Low-fat Favorites the Collective emphasizes a few changes in basic cooking techniques to apply to everyday recipes and they offer tips and ideas for sustaining a low-fat lifestyle. They bake rather than fry, replace high-fat ingredients with healthy substitutes (no artificial ingredients allowed!), and use butter and oil very moderately.  What is lost in fat is gained in bold, intense flavors.  “When fashioning low-fat recipes, taking a nip here, a tuck there, we sometimes need to add a little embroidery, an embellishment such as extra herbs, spices, fruit or vegetable purée, vinegar, sun-dried tomatoes, dried mushrooms, miso, soy sauce, or garlic,” explain the cooks at Moosewood Restaurant.  “Our gingerbread gets extra flavor and moisture from chunks of pear rather than from butter and egg yolks.  Two small calamata olives enliven the Caesar Salad Dressing.  A little sauerkraut adds interest to an Italian mushroom stew.”

Fat will not be missed in mouthwatering recipes like Guacamole with Asparagus, Chinese Orzo Vegetable Salad, Spring Vegetable Paella, Indian Potato Pancakes, and Creamy Dairyless Rice Pudding. Along with those creative dishes, one of the most appealing parts of Moosewood Restaurant Low-fat Favorites is finding low-fat variations on familiar favorites such as Macaroni and Cheese, Shephard’s Pie, and Dark Chocolate Pudding.  An added bonus is that the Moosewood Collective has made sure that the ingredients used in the recipes throughout the book are very accessible–easily found in most well-stocked supermarkets.  

In the nutritional, glossary, and guide sections of  Moosewood Restaurant Low-fat Favorites the Collective gives explanations of nutritional terms, instructions for how to glean the information you need from nutrition labels, a brief overview of vitamins and minerals, and guides to ingredients and cooking techniques. These three important sections, combined with the deliciously appetizing recipes, are a wealth of encouragement for low-fat eating and living a healthy lifestyle. The fourteen chapters range from savory soups and main course salads to creative side dishes and aromatic Mediterranean and Asian-inspired dishes.  With chapters which range from healthy breakfasts and lunch foods to a collection of fish recipes and more than twenty truly delectable desserts, Moosewood Restaurant Low-fat Favorites is sure to set the kitchen standard not only for health-conscious cooks, but also for those who have come to rely on the Moosewood Collective’s easy, earthy approach to cooking.The first Moosewood Cookbook–loved for its cozy, comforting food–mused oil, eggs, and dairy products so lavishly that it was extensively revised in 1992 to fit our changing diet. Now, the Moosewood Collective takes an even more extreme step: recipes in Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites are so intentionally healthful that they put the word right on the cover of this chubby book filled with lean recipes (many dishes get the fat down to a modest 16-17% of their total calories). Still, the 280-plus recipes offer the bold, pan-ethnic flavors that have won the Moosewood Collective cookbooks so many fans.

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Healthy Tips – Adopt a Healthful, Low-Fat Diet

Healthy Tips – Adopt a Healthful, Low-Fat Diet

With her 40th birthday approaching, Annie* was “tired all the time”. She wanted to slim down fast but her on-her-feet job and two pre-schoolers already kept her on the go. So she committed herself to a low-fat, portion-controlled diet, and drank eight glasses of water a day to keep herself from feeling hungry. She lost five pounds the first week, then four each in the second and third. By the fifth week she had shed 16 pounds. Key to her success was planning. Each morning she decided what she was going to eat for the day.

Here are more ways to cut calories:

A.M. Boost. Eat a good breakfast. By matching calorie consumption with your most active hours, you will burn calories more efficiently. Fuel up early in the day with a low-fat meal (cereal with skim milk and fruit, for example).

Avoid Late-Night Eating. Metabolic needs are lowest at night. So calories consumed then tend to be stored as fat. A dietitian recalls working with a football player who needed to lose weight fast. He didn’t eat much during the day, but by evening he was ravenous and downed pizza, beer and ice cream. The dietitian got him to eat two pieces of fruit every morning. For lunch he had a grilled-chicken sandwich or baked potato with broccoli and cheese. Before afternoon practice the player munched on fruit and a cereal bar. Within four days, he wasn’t as hungry in the evening. He ate only half as much as food at night; in a month he had lost ten pounds.

A Little Fat. Don’t cut out fats completely. Even this dietary villain has a virtue as it gives body satiety. A little bit of peanut butter or cream cheese on that bagel will curb appetite rather than enhance it. Dietary experts recommend limiting fat intake to 25 percent of daily calories.

A few week trim-down demands a totally new way of looking at the challenges that confront you. One significant advice you can follow is to eat only when you are hungry and stop as soon as you feel comfortable. An important factor in curbing appetite and consuming less is to eat more slowly.

Rethink your Attitude

Most of us underestimate the calories we consume. A food dietary helps keep track. Others use a diary as a tool to control the day’s menu. By deciding what to eat when, a dieter can avoid the rushed decisions that lead to overeating.

Inch by Inch

Respect the power of small changes. If you bypass a doughnut every day and have half a bagel instead, that will equal a pound lost in a month.

Unlike a crash diet, the five-week regimen will get you well on your way to keeping trim. Stick with it and you’ll be firmer and fitter for months – and even years – to come.  
 
 
There are so many people who spend their lives waiting. They tell themselves they’ll start living when they lose their excess weight. They imagine life will be perfect when they’re thin. But you can make a difference. You can get up right now and make a decision for yourself.

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Are you doing enough for health? As the recent IFT Show proved, there are plenty of healthful ingredient solutions out there.(health foods, and healthy eating): An article from: Food Processing

Are you doing enough for health? As the recent IFT Show proved, there are plenty of healthful ingredient solutions out there.(health foods, and healthy eating): An article from: Food Processing

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Title: Are you doing enough for health? As the recent IFT Show proved, there are plenty of healthful ingredient solutions out there.(health foods, and healthy eating)
Author: Dave Fusaro
Publication: Food Processing (Magazine/Journal)
Date: September 1, 2005
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 66 Issue: 9 Page: 13(1)

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