Crazy Plates: Low-Fat Food So Good, You'll Swear It's Bad for You!

Crazy Plates: Low-Fat Food So Good, You'll Swear It's Bad for You!

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by Janet Podleski, Ted Martin, Greta Podleski
     
 
Crazy Plates

The Looneyspoons sisters are at it again! They've whipped up a brand-new batch of recipes so insanely good (and good for you), there could be only one explanation: Janet and Greta Podleski are crazy about food. And you'll be crazy about them.

Crazy Plates includes:

    150 Fabulous Recipes and Featuring: Fat or

Overview

Crazy Plates

The Looneyspoons sisters are at it again! They've whipped up a brand-new batch of recipes so insanely good (and good for you), there could be only one explanation: Janet and Greta Podleski are crazy about food. And you'll be crazy about them.

Crazy Plates includes:

    150 Fabulous Recipes and Featuring: Fat or fiction? Myths and truths about dieting, healthy living and fat-related issues.
    You do the Math. Actually, we do the math for you! We calculate the fat and calories over one year if you substitute low-fat foods for high-fat.
    Who'da Thunk? Why do apples float? Why does popcorn pop? Interesting food questions you never thought to ask and never thought you'd need the answers.
    Cooking 101. Tips and tricks to make you a magician in the kitchen!
    What the heck is it? Unusual ingredients or cooking techniques explained.
    Say it Ain't So. Shocking fat statistics about our favorite foods!
    What's in it for me? Complete nutritional analysis: total fat, saturated fat, carbs, protein, sodium, cholesterol, fiber, and percentage of calories from fat.
    Short Takes. Fascinating facts and stats on: healthy eating/lifestyle issues such as cholesterol, fiber, salt, low-fat eating, and more.
    The Ex Files. Easy ways to get more movement into your life—it's not quite like having a personal trainer, but it's a lot cheaper—and still lots of fun!
Complete up-to-date nutritional information
Personal responses to their fans' letters and questions
Special sections on diet and lifestyle

All-new, all-wonderful, low-fat recipes including:
    The Thigh Who Loved Me (Easy-to-make and extra tasty oven-barbequed chicken thighs),
    The Six Million Dollar Manicotti, My Yammy Spice (A nutritious twist on regular oven-baked fries), and
    Tuna Turner (Grilled tuna steaks with a tropical fruit marinade)!

About the Authors

Janet and Greta Podleski have been profiled in People, interviewed on the "Today Show," and sold themselves into bestselling heaven on QVC. Their success story is the stuff of legend. The Podleski sisters put everything into their first cookbook—literally. They quit their jobs, sold their car, and Janet even parted with her wedding dress at a yard sale (she did keep her husband). Still short on funds and needing expert advice, they approached Dave Chilton (author of the 2-million-copy bestseller The Wealthy Barber and popular PBS-TV personality). He was so taken by the sisters' infectious enthusiasm—and Greta's lowfat cheesecake—that he offered to invest in the project. The rest is history!


Praise From Looneyspoons Fans:

"Easy, delicious, and fun....This fantastic cookbook is a must for every household! The book is filled with low fat recipes that don't taste like they are low fat."— a reader from Portersville, CA.

"This is the most fabulous cookbook I have ever owned (and I have a lot of cookbooks)!"— a reader from Halifax, Nova Scotia

"I saw the girls on the "Today Show" and immediately went out and purchased the book...without a doubt the greatest cookbook I've ever seen, low fat or not!"— a reader from Detroit, MI.

Editorial Reviews

Mary D. Nagle
The zaniest, most reader-friendly cookbook you're likely to encounter. It's humorous, informative, motivational, and full of energy—just like its authors.
Prevention
People
Janet and Greta Podleski make low-fat food high fun.
Publishers Weekly
A cookbook that has the look, feel and impact of a graphic novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399525841
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/02/1900
Edition description:
1 PERIGEE
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 10.78(h) x 0.46(d)

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Crazy Plates: Low-Fat Food So Good, You'll Swear It's Bad for You! 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have a LOT of low fat cookbooks and I predict I'll be using this one frequently for weeknight dinners. Although I personally find the recipe names hard to remember, I remember the recipes. My own caveat would be to check the cooking times--I don't have a lot of time to devote to standing over a stove feeding ingredients into a pan. If I can toss it all in at once, or mix it up and stick it in the oven, an hour is OK. If it requires constant tending, it better not take more than 30 minutes. Some of these require constant attention for longer than 30 minutes. However, all the recipes I've tried have been very good, regardless of how long they took.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this cook book off QVC, and this is truley the Best of all the low fat cook books that I have purchased......tastes like high fat not low fat cooking. Try it its worth the gamble!...Debbie Thomas
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book (actually both of their cookbooks) are the best. The recipes are delicious even though they are low fat. The dishes are easy to prepare. The cookbooks are great reading. They are humorous--especially the names of the dishes and there are loads of interesting facts. One of my favorites and I have loooots of cookbooks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being new to low-fat cooking, I searched B & N for recommeded buys and found Crazy Plates. My husband and I have not been disappointed in one single receipe! Besides awesome recipes, there are super tips and nutritional information. Best of all, the humor used throughout the cookbook brings relief when permanent life changes can be scary! Have fun and ENJOY!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is far and away the best cookbook of it's type that I've ever used. No cardboard chicken here! I've made about 10 dishes from scones to pizza and have yet to be disappointed but I agree that calorie counts and carb counts can be a bit high so those of you on the Zone, like myself, might want to read the nutritional info carefully. Other than that, It's the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mom and I bought copies of Crazy Plates and LooneySpoons to try. We both love them. The recipes are simple to prepare and most can be made quickly or with little planning. The Thai for Two and Satayday Night Fever are both really yummy (I made Thai 4 2 without the shrimp for a side dish as well), and I second the recomendation for Marlas Maple Pork. Already planning on giving them as gifts to friends for Birthdays and Christmas! One Caution - read the calorie count carefully - some dishes are low in fat, but pack a whopping calorie count per serving! A fun read too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There hasn't been one recipe from this book that my family hasn't liked. The names of recipes, comments, and cartoons found on each page have to make even the weariest of cooks smile. This book has brought about a sense of renewal in the kitchen through a healthful and innovative format. Thanks and hats off to the authors!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I heard the authors on a radio talk show & was intrigued. Picked up cookbook and so far, so good. Husband loved Copabanana Cake, the To Stir with Love sauce was good and different (not too different). Tried something new in the Marla's Maple Pork -- never done tenderloin before! Tasty, tender and moist. The kids made the Marsha, Marsha, Marshmallow Squares -- yum! Enjoyed the creativity & fun the authors put into the book. Interesting without being too exotic.