Entertaining Light and Easy: Lower Fat Recipes for Festive Meals

Entertaining Light and Easy: Lower Fat Recipes for Festive Meals

by Laurie Burrows Grad, Debra Kerner

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Grad, former food editor of Los Angeles magazine and author of Make It Easy, Make It Light, offers 175 appealing reduced-fat recipes. Many are geared to eight or more servings and are well suited to entertaining, whether casually (Savory Shepherd's Pie; Roasted Vegetables and Feta Cheese Pizza) or in a grander manner (Rack of Lamb with Pistachio-Mint Crumb Crust and Tangy Mint Sauce; Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Basil Spinach Pure). They are offered with do-ahead tips and few demand extensive preparation.The low-fat element of the recipes is generally taken care of by fairly standard means, e.g., substituting yogurt cheese for mayonnaise and sour cream, using egg whites rather than whole eggs and making the most of such techniques as steaming and grilling. Roast Butterflied Turkey Breast with Orange Mustard Glaze and Raisin Bread Stuffing poses an intriguing alternative to traditional holiday fare. Nutritional analyses, however, are not provided. In the Introduction, Grad asks that readers 'just trust that the recipes are low in fat, low in calories, low in sodium, and most importantly, high in flavor and good taste.'
Library Journal
From the author of the popular Make It Easy, Make It Light, here are 175 easy-to-prepare low-fat dishes for company meals. Grad takes a sensible approach, avoiding ersatz foods like non-fat cream cheese and cottage cheese and using fresh seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Most of the recipes include helpful 'Cooknotes,'" suggestions for variations, and do-ahead preparation tips.

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Simon & Schuster
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7.78(w) x 9.47(h) x 1.35(d)

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Michael McCarty
Light and easy? Yes!! But the fact that the food tastes great makes Laurie Burrows Grad's book succeed. -- Owner, Michael's
Bradley Ogden
A resourceful and appetizing assortment of recipes, sure to appeal to the host(ess) for the fast-paced, health-conscious culture of our times. -- Chef and co-owner of The Lake Creek Inn and One Market Restaurant.

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