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In Real Food Real Easy veteran Food Network chef George Stella serves up 120 of his signature good-carb recipes using only a handful of readily available, fresh ingredients. Once weighing in at 470 pounds, George turned his entire life, and the life of his family, around simply by eating . . . simply. A family of four, they dropped an astonishing 565 pounds, and they ate great food doing it! George Stella's cookbooks have been a favorite of ...
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In Real Food Real Easy veteran Food Network chef George Stella serves up 120 of his signature good-carb recipes using only a handful of readily available, fresh ingredients. Once weighing in at 470 pounds, George turned his entire life, and the life of his family, around simply by eating . . . simply. A family of four, they dropped an astonishing 565 pounds, and they ate great food doing it! George Stella's cookbooks have been a favorite of thousands of families everywhere, but they have never included recipes as inexpensive, fast, and easy as this. With some recipes made with as few as four ingredients, George doesn't sacrifice flavor or ingenuity to keep things easy — instead he has handpicked his family's best recipes that just so happen to be easy to prepare. From appetizers and snacks to main courses, desserts, and even slow cooker recipes . . . make full family meals fast, make them healthy, make them real!
Posted January 12, 2011
I liked the first cookbook from George Stella except for the dinner section because I was not interested in pork and Turkey. but his recipes are very delicious, easy and very simple ingredients and preparation..
so I bought this book even though I couldn't know what is inside it. It exceeded my expectations... more and more recipes,especially in the meat section, still very easy to make and very few ingredients (comparing with Atkins)and available (comparing with 500 recipes by Dana).
as usual the layout of the book is very organized and attractive. pictures for most of the recipes, I love this because I can just peek at the picture without reading the whole page and choose to make it.. (again comparing with the other books that have none).
he still use soy flour, heavy cream,cream cheese, which I don't have any problem with..
all low carb baked products are dry whatever you use, so if you want to lose weight you need to live with that or just eat eggs and bacon and meat.
you do lose weight with Stella but if you want to lose only 10lb you need more aggressive approach like Atkins phase 1 or 2 and you'll see faster results. Stella though is more liberate with fruits and deserts.. so see what you can do,
some of the new recipes are: stuffed mushroom, eggs spinach ricotta frittata, lots of soups and salads, chicken, vegetables, flourless brownies, flan, lemon custard,macaroons,and finally birthday cake (not with soy) I don't want to spoil it.
eventually, If I just use this book for my lifetyle it will enough for me and I will be very happy.. I am picky about what to eat, and I have tons of cookbook.. I am so pleased with this book....
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Posted April 16, 2012
Well, after having the Atkins new cookbook for about a week, I decided to return it. It really doesn't have too many recipes that I would actually make. It would be nice if it had color photos for every recipe. I'm much more inspired to cook it when I see a photo!
I did some research on other low-carb cookbooks and after sifting through other "not so exciting" pages of recipes books similar to Atkins (Dana Carpender's 1001 Low Carb), I found the Holy Grail of cookbooks! Ok, well, maybe in my eyes. George Stella's Real Food Real Easy! I used to watch his show on tv years ago. Before his cooking show, he was very overweight and in fact so was his entire family, but after changing to low carb meals, he and his family lost a ton of weight. The book is colorful (almost every page has a photo of recipe) and the ingredients list is simple. No crazy runs to Sprouts or Clarks, which are totally out of my way, and no special ordering online flour or baking mix.
I would recommend this cookbook to anyone who wants to cook "good for you" foods, without slaving in the kitchen for hours. He does use a lot of turkey in his dishes, but I will substitute beef when I want to change it up. If you are on Atkins like I am, just stick to the meal planner on the website. The recipes are easy and printable if you need them. But for something exciting and different, choose this book. Even my husband who isn't on a diet thought everything looked good in this book. I can't wait to get cooking!
By the way, who needs 1001 recipes? Who has the time? 120 is more than adequate and most of us end up eating the same faves anyway!
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Posted December 31, 2010
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