A few months ago we welcomed The New Sonoma Diet (9781402781186), Connie Guttersen's expanded edition of her 2006 weight-trimming classic. This matching Sterling hardcover is the equally stunning update of her bestselling Sonoma cookbook. Make no mistake: It's no mere retread. The New Sonoma Cookbook contains more than 200 new recipes featuring healthy, fresh seasonal ingredients. This hardcover also features weight loss menus; family meals; food and wine pairings; and those trustworthy "Cook Once, Eat Twice," "No Cook," and "Sonoma Express" specialties. Editor's recommendation.
The New Sonoma Cookbook: Simple Recipes for a Healthy, More Delicious Way to Liveby Connie Guttersen
Delicious, satisfying, and wholesome food that evokes the sundrenched flavors of California: that's why The Sonoma Diet is so popular. The New Sonoma Cookbook has always celebrated California's seasonal cuisine-and this updated edition is better than ever!! It features new family meals, weight loss menus, food and wine pairings, “Cook Once, Eat Twice” recipes, and “No Cook” dishes that are healthy, mouth-watering, and simple to prepare. And when time is short, try one of the quick and easy Sonoma Express meals-perfect for busy weeknights!
“America's next great diet craze.” -O Magazine
”No calorie counting, no points, no weighing, no measuring, no obsessing about low-carb or low-fat foods. Think gourmet, not gourmand.” -Time magazine
An update to Guttersen's classic cookbook features more than 200 new recipes capturing the flavors and body-smart cuisine of the Golden State.
Following the success of her Sonoma Diet program, Guttersen (The NewSonomaDiet: Trimmer Waist, More Energy in Just 10 Days, 2011, etc.) offers a new collection of simple recipes that bring new meaning to the concept of healthy living. Emphasizing vegetables and whole grains alongside a small portion of lean meat, home chefs are encouraged to cook with wine and to use "power foods" that give more nutritional boost to meals. The fresh and preferably local ingredients will not leave the dieter hungry; they'll enjoy a shrimp and artichoke frittata for breakfast, a tomato-based Manhattan-Style Chowder for lunch and spicy chicken with garlic-chile sauce for dinner. Each recipe features not only its nutritional facts but also helpful hints, such as how to plump up chicken or properly cook the moisture out of mushrooms. There are helpful labels that let the chef know if a recipe is fast, will yield leftovers or is gluten free. Wine parings and desserts also have their place in Guttersen's kitchen; readers can enjoy a piece of her Bittersweet Chocolate Grand Marnier Souffle Cake at 175 calories, while a serving of the Peach, Raspberry and Almond Galette weighs in with 150 calories. There are hundreds of options for those adhering to the author's daily three-meal plan and easy-to-prepare recipes for readers simply looking for nutritious yet tasty food.
"Wholesome meals, enjoyed as a special celebration or as part of our daily routine, are an important aspect of the art of living," Guttersen writes. Don't take her word for it; try it out yourself.
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Meet the Author
DR. CONNIE GUTTERSEN, RD, PhD, is the New York Times best-selling author of The Sonoma Diet and The Sonoma Diet Cookbook. She is a nutrition instructor at the world-famous Culinary Institute of America at Greystone (CA), and has consulted with major companies such as Kraft and Nestle. She is a guest faculty member in Harvard Medical School's acclaimed Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives program. Dr. Guttersen lives in northern CALIFORNIA wine country.
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Love it! It's so nice to have most all of the Sonoma Diet recipes in one convenient place. I recommend!
Pictures are beautiful and the recipes appear to be right up my alley, with lots of fresh ingredients and beautiful presentation. But I'm finding that they do not have a lot of flavor and are far too much work with not enough wow. I'm sad about that, but I have too many other cookbooks that Wow me to spend more time on this one.