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Martha Stewart's Healthy Quick Cook
     

Martha Stewart's Healthy Quick Cook

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by Martha Stewart, James Merrell (Photographer), James Merrell (Photographer)
 
No one epitomizes the pursuit of healthy pleasures more than Martha Stewart. And nowhere is this clearer than at home in her kitchen.  Now, the millions of fans who seek her guidance can prepare the food that gives Martha her remarkable energy and vitality. Martha Stewart's Healthy Quick Cook presents an all-new collection of 52 quick, easy

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No one epitomizes the pursuit of healthy pleasures more than Martha Stewart. And nowhere is this clearer than at home in her kitchen.  Now, the millions of fans who seek her guidance can prepare the food that gives Martha her remarkable energy and vitality. Martha Stewart's Healthy Quick Cook presents an all-new collection of 52 quick, easy menus--with more than 175 sensibly lightened recipes--for the kind of food we want to eat today.

Over the years, almost effortlessly, Martha has changed the way she cooks and eats. With unparalleled style and good sense, she has trimmed the fat and intensified the flavor of her favorite recipes to create meals that are unfailingly delicious, absolutely healthy, and strictly no-nonsense. A wonderfully filling frittata, flavored with sage, "enlightened" with egg whites, and paired with herb-infused garlicky stove-top potatoes, is a terrific low-fat, nutrient-rich meal to begin--or end--the day. Simple, yet no less special, sandwiches and incredible salads of brilliantly matched ingredients--seared tuna burgers splashed with soy sauce and swabbed with fiery wasabi mayonnaise, sugar snap peas mixed with whole mint leaves, and delicate shavings of baby golden beets tossed with fresh basil--reflect Martha's genius for casual yet sophisticated cooking.

Instead of concentrating on calorie counts, fat grams, and sodium content, Martha teaches how to eat well intuitively: how to make a variety of grains, fruits, and vegetables a delicious part of everyday eating; how to create menus that are supremely satisfying and nutritionally sound; even how to indulge a sweet tooth properly by enjoying small portions of such classic desserts as whisper-thin lemon tarts, ginger cookies, and fruit crisps. And her recipes come from all over the world, making healthy meals as exciting as they are fulfilling.

In her chapters of spring, summer, fall, and winter menus, Martha explains how to use simple low-fat cooking techniques to transform the freshest ingredients of each season into fabulous dishes. You'll find quick grills and sautés of such light delicacies as butterfish, softshell crabs, woodsy portobello mushrooms, and mangoes. There are high-heat roasts of winter root vegetables, succulent poussin, pomegranate-lacquered rack of venison, red snapper--even juicy plums. She uses flavor-raising steam for Brussels sprouts, baby spinach, and halibut packaged in grape leaves--and there's an easy stove-top smoked salmon, too.

This is inspiring food, presented as only Martha Stewart can. This book will change the way you think about healthy cooking--and what you create in your kitchen every day.

Martha Stewart presents a collection of brand-new recipes for the healthful foods that energize her every day. These 52 quick, easy menus represent the effortless style and practicality we have come to expect from Martha. The more than 175 sensibly lightened recipes--all exquisitely prepared and photographed--will change the way you think about healthy cooking and what you create in your kitchen every day.

Japanese Risotto Grilled Scallops with Spring Greens Roasted Root Vegetable Ragout Seared Beef and Oranges with Arugula Sage Egg-White Frittata Mussels and Baby Artichokes Barigoule Wine-Poached Chicken with Charmoula Poached Salmon Trout with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette Seared Tuna Burger with Wasabi Mayonnaise Farmstand Salad with Grilled Turkey Sausage Vegetable Handrolls

Editorial Reviews

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Martha Stewart fans know that not all of her elegant projects fall into the quick-and-easy category, but she keeps the title's promise in this new collection of fast and healthy menus. These elegant dishes rely on fresh seasonal produce; hearty grains and legumes; and herbs and spices to keep them light -- and none of them will leave you feeling deprived.
Library Journal
Recipes from a lifestyle queen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517577028
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 10.29(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Martha Stewart is the author of 12 best-selling books on food, entertaining, gardening, and home renovation. She is chairman and chief executive officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Martha Stewart lives in Connecticut and on Long Island.

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Martha Stewart's Healthy Quick Cook 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has been quite inspirational.... I have started to eat btter and lost some weight ..... over all good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a single adult, I am constantly searching for precisely this type of manual, and indeed, it is a manual for flavorful, quick meals. It is divided by season, which is very helpful: I buy produce from local farmers and this format simplifies meal planning and provides inspiration for the coming months. I have made several of these recipes and they work (the citrus vinaigrette has become a staple). As with all of the work that comes from her studios, the concise instructions, comfortable editiorial tone, excellent art direction, and beautiful photography make this a permanent kitchen island companion. I highly recommend this book for those who wish to simplify their approach to cooking: Stewart includes several Japanese inspired meals that will delight and inspire.