Gassenheimer, author of many diet and weight-loss cookbooks, organizes this one into the three main meals of the day and also includes a section on "Speed Meals." The recipes are simple, and most have a list of ingredients needed as well as nutritional information. This book doesn't veer far from basic American standards and is definitely not for the diabetic gourmand. It offers weeknight meals that are quick to make and easily adaptable depending on your family's size. The breakfast sandwich section is a unique element to the book's more standard offerings, and the Spicy Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwich is a surefire way to diversify your morning meals. One major drawback is the lack of dessert recipes. Overall, this is a good basic cookbook that all public libraries should have for their diabetic clients.
Claire A. Schaper
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