Healthy Cooking for Two (or just you): Low-Fat Recipes with Half the Fuss and Double the Taste

Healthy Cooking for Two (or just you): Low-Fat Recipes with Half the Fuss and Double the Taste

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by Frances Price
     
 

Healthy Cooking for Two (or Just You) by Frances Price offers:

* More than 200 creative, low-fat recipes for today's smaller households
* Unique two-column recipe format for hassle-free preparation
* Tips on shopping for one or two, and streamlining your kitchen
* Full nutrient analysis with every recipe
* Special chapter of delicious, no-fuss

Overview

Healthy Cooking for Two (or Just You) by Frances Price offers:

* More than 200 creative, low-fat recipes for today's smaller households
* Unique two-column recipe format for hassle-free preparation
* Tips on shopping for one or two, and streamlining your kitchen
* Full nutrient analysis with every recipe
* Special chapter of delicious, no-fuss menus
* Plenty of 30-minute recipes-- plus meatless meals, divine desserts, tip-packed boxes and more

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“At last...a cookbook for us! Plenty of reliable, effortless main dishes.” —Catherine Houck, Dieter's Notebook columnist, Cosmopolitan magazine

“An especially good book for beginning cooks, empty-nesters and health-oriented small families. This is the book to buy.” —Colleen Pierre, R.D., Nutrition columnist, Baltimore Sun

“Frances Price's down-to-earth style makes her one of the best recipe developers I know. I would prepare any recipe the first time for company and be confident it would be a success.” —Ginger Johnston, FOODday Editor, The Oregonian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875964485
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
05/15/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
282,744
Product dimensions:
7.65(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.83(d)

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Meet the Author

Frances Price, R.D., has more than 30 years of experience in the cooking and journalism fields. She owned an award-winning restaurant in Virginia and was a chef at the Australian Embassy in Paris. Her syndicated newspaper column, "One and Only Cook," champions the joys of cooking for a downsized household.

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Healthy Cooking for Two (or just you) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful, healthy in all aspects, easy recipes, good variety, no wasted food, not too many ingredients. I would love to see another cook book by Frances Price, similar to this one. Recipes for 1, 2, and sometimes 4. Normally, cooking for one requires doing math calculations to reduce the recipes, but this does all of this for you! I have alot of cookbooks but this is like my Bible for my meals now! No negative comments to make with this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yummy Recipes that are way EASY to prepare. Sometimes I drive to work with this cookbook in the car, decide on a recipe and run by the grocery on the way home. She really teaches you how to shop & cook for your small household, how to save $ and cut corners... for example using the salad bar for pastas and stir fry. It's an excellent way for busy single or co-existing professionals to eat a healthy variety of foods.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband has no idea what he is having for dinner anymore. With the receipt of this book, he has not had the same thing twice in 3 months. We are slowing working our way through the recipes and loving every minute of it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book while spending a year living by myself with a tiny kitchen and limited equipment (as compared to the large kitchen built to my specifications at home). I needed help with small recipes that could be made without the need to purchase a lot of special ingredients that would go to waste before I could finish them. This book fit the bill. Unlike many of the cookbooks I own that claim success in 'fifteen minutes,' this one actually let me complete nutritious, tasty meals very rapidly. I don't eat a lot of meat at home and while this book isn't necessarily directed to vegetarians, I found many of the recipes to be easily adaptable to my needs, as well the needs of my meat eating husband on his visits. I particularly liked the options for small size desserts and the menu planning section and related tips.
anneplus More than 1 year ago
Doing the math to reduce recipes to fewer servings has found me to be very math challenged in the kitchen. This book does the math for you and has a lot of good, basic cooking instructions. Many of the recipes are created using basic pantry staples (no exotic and expensive spices or gourmet specialties). I gave it to my grandson who is living alone as a college sophomore and wants to cook for himself. He's a whiz at chemistyry but viewed cooking as foreign territory until he received this book.
1stHarp More than 1 year ago
This cookbook is an excellent addition to the single cook's library. The recipes are delicious and low-fat. Prep time is reasonable. The accompanying commentary by the author is both entertaining and informative. I especially like the suggestions for substitutions of ingredients to experiment with the various dishes. The biggest plus, however, is the presentation of recipes in both one serving and two serving amounts. No more doing the math to reduce from 4-6 servings to one with the often attendant imbalance of seasonings. And I know just how much I need to buy. I don't worry that I should make a bigger batch just to be sure it comes out right, resulting in all those leftovers that eventually get thrown out. If I have someone visiting, I just use the two-serving numbers. For some more elaborate dishes when you have more company, the author provides a four-serving ingredient list also. The amount of food included in a single serving is ample. For someone who is always watching her weight, I appreciate the calorie counts and nutrient breakdowns with each recipe. It certainly helps with portion control. There is a delightful selection of recipes in all categories. My personal favorites are the myriad versions of personal pizza and the only recipe for meatloaf that I have ever liked. The only thing that almost stopped me from buying the book is the lack of photos of the finished recipes. I like to see how something I'm cooking should look. I've discovered, however, that the dishes are so well-described that I don't miss the photos at all. For a single cook, this cookbook is perfect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent cookbook for busy single people or students. Almost all of the recipes use ingedients you'll have already in your fridge or pantry, so you won't have to run to the store. The recipes are very easy to make and most can be made in 30 minutes or less. Plus, the food is delicious. It's a wonderful cookbook for anyone who lives alone or with one other person, and wants to eat yummy home-made food that doesn't require a lot of fuss or time to make.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had hoped for more "basic" recipes; however, if a person wishes to expend more time/energy to cooking, there look to be some good recipes.
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