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Publishers WeeklyIn her collection of crave-worthy junk food-minus the junk-Trice, a medical doctor and CEO of the California-based Laura's Wholesome Junk Food, indulges her followers with recipes for many of her company's products among more than 100 wholesome noshes. However, this is no diet cookbook: what's "wholesome" here are the expeller-pressed oils, evaporated cane juice, unprocessed sea salt and similar products substituted for more-processed (and seemingly ubiquitous) ingredients like saturated fats and corn syrup. Trice's focus is real ingredients, not low-fat or low-calorie variations: chocolate ganache contains chocolate and cream, pie crust recipes call for either butter or oil, ice creams employ coconut milk. Trice also offers welcome everyday treats like 15 simple popsicles free of corn syrup (though Krazy Carrot Pops, made with carrot juice and frozen peas, sound punishing), in addition to expected fare such as granolas, smoothies, and energy-packed baked goods like Cashew Protein Muffins. Anyone favoring salty over sweet will likely be disappointed with a tacked-on chapter of savory snacks. So long as they aren't looking for guilt-free indulgences, fans of sweets looking to reduce their intake of processed foods will benefit from this book.
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