Virtues Of Soy


Soy, often declared the miracle food of the new millennium, is the most popular and complete vegetable protein

source in the world. Nutritionally packed and extremely versatile, soy and soy-based products provide a vast array of health

benefits. Yet many people are still unsure how to use these foods in their everyday cooking. Virtues of Soy addresses this

dilemma. Discover ...

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Soy, often declared the miracle food of the new millennium, is the most popular and complete vegetable protein

source in the world. Nutritionally packed and extremely versatile, soy and soy-based products provide a vast array of health

benefits. Yet many people are still unsure how to use these foods in their everyday cooking. Virtues of Soy addresses this

dilemma. Discover exactly why soy products such as tofu, tempeh, textured soy protein, soymilk, miso and soy flour are good

for your health. Learn more than 169 delicious ways to incorporate these soy foods into your diet. Find out about soy's

culinary history, evolution and nutritional breakdown.

Based on solid scientific and medical research, Virtues of Soy explains how soy foods can lower cholesterol, fight heart

disease, prevent strokes, reduce hypertension, inhibit certain cancers, ward off osteoporosis, moderate menopausal symptoms,

ease PMS, regulate diabetes and control kidney disease. This guide thoroughly examines these medical conditions and

extensively details soy's influence upon them. Presented in an easy to understand question and answer format, Virtues of Soy

takes the mystery out of soy foods. It describes what the various soy products used in the recipes are, where to buy them,

how much is needed to produce positive results, and which ones are best at improving these various medical conditions.

This scrumptious collection of 169 truly tasty soy enriched recipes has simple to follow directions, and all are meat and

dairy free. These original and creative recipes range from quick and easy comfort foods to elegant entertaining cuisine, and

are perfect for anyone who wants to preserve or enhance their health. Whether young or old, male or female, vegetarian or

non-vegetarian, this book will teach you how to implement a well-balanced, heart-healthy, anti-cancer, hormone-regulating and

bone-strengthening diet. Not only is Virtues of Soy a practical health guide and magnificent cookbook, it is truly the only

comprehensive soy reference manual you will ever need!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581127065
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  • Publication date: 12/20/2000
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Chapter 1 Soy Culinary History & Diets 2
Chapter 2 Nutritional & Beneficial Compounds 8
Chapter 3 Heart Disease, Stroke & Cholesterol 18
Chapter 4 Cancer 22
Chapter 5 Osteoporosis 29
Chapter 6 Menopause & Other Female Concerns 32
Chapter 7 Diabetes & Kidney Disease 37
Chapter 8 Overview of Soy Foods 40
Chapter 9 Breakfast Items 45
Chapter 10 Breads, Pizza, Burgers & Patties 55
Chapter 11 Dips, Spreads, Dressings & Vinaigrettes 84
Chapter 12 Salads, Sandwiches & Wraps 94
Chapter 13 Chili & Soups 107
Chapter 14 Stir-Fry, Saute, Pasta & Baked Entrees 121
Chapter 15 Side Dishes, Gravies & Sauces 154
Chapter 16 Desserts, Snacks & Drinks 165
Glossary 176
References 182
Index 189
Weights & Measurements Chart 194
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2002

    A REALLY GREAT COOKBOOK AND SO MUCH MORE! A Book Review from Magical Blend's Natural Beauty and Health Magazine

    Virtues of Soy is a great cookbook, but it is also much more. It's a well-written repository of up-to- date, carefully researched information about how soy can lower cholesterol, decrease the chances of breast cancer, inhibit the development of osteoporosis, reduce the symptoms of PMS, and offer many, many more health benefits. The first eight chapters of this homey-looking little book are presented in question and answer format, making it easy to use and digest, so to speak. Then comes the yummy part. Gilbert offers recipe after creative recipe of tasty soy dishes, from breakfast through main meals to deserts. These are no spartan meals, either; gourmet dishes as well as creamy dressings and dips abound. If you've been meaning to add more soy to your diet, this is a great little book to have on your shelf. I'm trying a different recipe every day! ¿Susan Dobra

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2001

    A Marvelous Cookbook That Promotes Good Heath - Two Thumbs Up!

    This book has very useful health and diet information and great recipes. It covers so much more that just soy. It explains what the healthiest way of eating is. It also tells you why you need certain nutrients in your diet and the soy products that are high in them. It describes these different soy products, how to use them and where to buy them. The recipes are by far the best I have ever made! There is such a large selection of dishes, literally tastes from around the world. The recipes had flavors from Italy, the Middle-East, Japan, Indonesia, Europe, Mexico and the good old USA. I was surprised to find recipes for tempeh rubin sandwiches, pizza, burritos, vegan BLT, vegan sausage patties and stuffed cabbage (they were all great). If you are looking for a simple, straightforward book on soy and healthy eating, this is the one for you. It shows you how to cook with soy and promote good health better than any other book I have come across!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2001

    This really is the only soy reference manual you will ever need! A review of the book by Monique N. Gilbert. By Jeffrey the Barak, editor of the-vu.

    In the May 2001 issue of the-vu, an article by Monique N. Gilbert appeared outlining Six Ways Soy Benefits Your Health. Monique just appeared in the-vu's inbox one day with this short and straight to the point feature introducing us to the beneficial properties of soy as a food. Monique sent me a copy of her book Virtues of Soy for review and I have to say, the claim on its cover that it is truly the only comprehensive soy reference manual you will ever need, is true. There are other books about soy, and other cookbooks featuring soy, but this book is concise and to the point. It contains well researched and well written information about soy, and then, quite suddenly at the start of chapter 9, it's a cookbook! The first eight chapters cover in an easy to read manner, the history of soy as a foodstuff, the nutritional and beneficial compounds, the relationship between soy and the control of health concerns such as heart disease, strokes, high cholesterol, cancer, osteoporosis, menopause, diabetes, kidney disease and more. Considering the high cost of healthcare and the more important consequences of poor health today, it makes sense to encourage the widespread use of soy as a foodstuff and this book makes the reader eager to do just that. In an overview of soy foods, the author describes the various kind of food items made from or consisting of soy. Some, such as tofu are widely known and used, whilst others are generally only known by those who partake in Asian cuisine or commercial health food. After reading just this chapter, (a five minute task) you will know as much as anyone what varieties of soy foods are available and where to look for them. The first eight chapters alone would make this book a worthwhile addition to any collection, but the next eight chapters are composed entirely of recipes. As a cookbook it's a delight to use. Almost all of the recipes in the book are simple enough for almost anyone to follow successfully, and yet the variety of dishes covers the entire meal spectrum. Everything from breakfast to salads to soup to pizza to entrees to sauces to deserts is covered. There are over 169 complete recipes here. You could survive healthily on nothing but items from this cookbook for the rest of your life and never get bored, never crave anything else, never get fat and never consume any more animal products including dairy. And you could do all of this without any worry of missing any essential nutritional elements from your diet. To sum up, if you need a book about all things soy, and an easy and fun way to bring a lot of soy into your diet, you couldn't make a better choice than Virtues of Soy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2001

    Excellent, a real 'must-have' cookbook!

    This is a wonderful book with absolutely fabulous recipes. I love how the author put together the history, health aspects and nutritional information on soy. I never knew that soy foods were so good for you or how diverse and tasty they could be! The recipes are very tempting and delicious, and the directions are really easy to follow. I also liked the glossary of terms and foods, which explained what the ingredients were and where you could buy them. Kudos to the author! I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2001

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    For anyone interested in eating healthily and tastily, Virtues of Soy - A Practical Health Guide and Cookbook belongs in your kitchen. This book offers 169 delicious recipes that are taste tested and can be put into one's daily diet with ease. This book doesn't just talk about soy. It gives concrete examples of its benefits. These recipes combine healthy and great tasting in the same sentence. Remember those days when your mother lectured you to eat your vegetables? We all remember being told that we wouldn't grow strong and healthy if we didn't eat them. Somehow brussel sprouts weren't enough to make us want to be strong and healthy. Soy can be with an understanding of soy, soy products and the right recipes. Soy is much more versatile than people realize and Virtues of Soy will teach you just how much so. When you read about how soy can lower cholesterol, fight heart disease, prevent strokes and inhibit some cancers, you will be ready to add it to your diet. Ms. Gilbert includes authoritative and timely information from credible sources such as The American Heart Association, American Institute of Cancer Research and the National Institute on Aging. In addition, Gilbert developed each of the 169 recipes. Realizing that she, too, found the taste of soy bland and chalky, making it taste good became her mission. In her pursuit she also discovered other soy foods. In a time where we are faced with so many fears and concerns about what we are eating, soy is the answer to healthy eating. Soy is the most complete vegetable protein source around and with it comes numerous health benefits. If you don't know what soy is or how to use it in your diet, Virtues of Soy is a comprehensive soy handbook. The first part of the book gives the reader an interesting history of soy. The Q&A format throughout the book makes this both informative and pleasurable reeading. Author Monique N. Gilbert answers questions about vitamins found in soy as well as more complicated questions such as 'What are phytochemicals?'. Gilbert addresses specifically how soy affects cholesterol. In the chapter about cancer, Gilbert offers women important information about soy and breast cancer. Subsequent chapters discuss Osteoporosis, Menopause, Diabetes and Kidney Disease. After discussing specific health problems and relating the benefits of soy to each, an entire chapter is spent giving an overview of soy foods. Continuing in the Q&A format, this overview answers simple questions such as 'Where can I purchase soy foods?'. It also answers more difficult questions such as how to know the differences between the many types of soy available at health food stores. After giving the reader an education on soy, Gilbert goes one step further and includes a soy cookbook like no other. This cookbook starts with breakfast items such as the Cheesy Mushroom Omelet, better than any omelet I've had before. Chapter 10 offers recipes for breads, pizza, burgers and patties. Cornbread lovers beware! You will only have to try the Soy Cornbread recipe once to be hooked! For the bagel lovers out there recipes such as Soymilk Bagels, Super Soy Bagels and Whole Wheat Soymilk bagels are sure to satisfy. You will be pleasantly surprised at the number of bread recipes. Your salad just got even healthier with these amazing dressing recipes that include creamy garlic and Italian Vinaigrette. Better yet, get a full dose of healthy eating both the dressing and salad recipes from the book. For sandwich lovers there are many options as well as burger recipes. The chili and soup recipes are ideal for lunch or dinner. Dinner is last but not least and covers stir-fry, saute, pasta and baked entrees. There is something for everyone here. Like traditional cookbooks, Virtues of Soy includes a chapter on side dishes, gravies and sauces. However, these recipes give healthy eating a new meaning. The Mashed Potatoes were simple to prepare and great tasting. Desserts, snacks

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