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Williams-Sonoma New Healthy Kitchen Desserts

by Annabel Langbein
     
 

With New Healthy Kitchen Desserts, you can improve your diet while enjoying dishes such as Golden Kiwifruit Pavlovas, Walnut and Date Tart, or Sautéed Plums with Amaretto.

This colorful series of healthy cookbooks takes a commonsense approach to eating right. Food fads and trendy diets may come and go, but your family doctor can tell you that you

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With New Healthy Kitchen Desserts, you can improve your diet while enjoying dishes such as Golden Kiwifruit Pavlovas, Walnut and Date Tart, or Sautéed Plums with Amaretto.

This colorful series of healthy cookbooks takes a commonsense approach to eating right. Food fads and trendy diets may come and go, but your family doctor can tell you that you will never go wrong eating a wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and legumes.

We all know that we're supposed to be eating several servings of each of these foods every day. But you might not know that we're also supposed to be eating as many different colors of fruit and vegetable as possible. The naturally occurring pigments that give vibrant colors to fruits and vegetables also offer an array of unique health benefits, boosting your immune system and fighting common diseases and conditions as you age. These pigments and other plant compounds — known as antioxidants and phytochemicals — work in tandem with vitamins, minerals, and fiber to keep our bodies strong and well.

The amazing benefits of colorful foods, whole grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts are being studied in labs across the country and touted by government experts on nutrition. But all the good advice in the world won't help you put a healthy dinner on the table. The books of the New Healthy Kitchen series — Starters, Main Dishes, and Desserts — will do just that.

The 60 recipes in these pages, grouped by the color of a key ingredient, offer dozens of appealing and easy ways to bring a rainbow of fruits, vegetables, and grains into your daily meals. Even better, 24 "Fresh Ideas" suggest simple ways of enjoying fresh produce as an impromptu dessert.

With New Healthy Kitchen Desserts, eating right won't be a sacrifice or a chore. In these books, healthy food means good food, simply prepared and a pleasure to eat.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Each volume in this new series includes 60 recipes, arranged by color of the main ingredient. The general introductions emphasize the nutritional benefits of a diet "rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains," as well as of "eating the rainbow," listing the health benefits of each color group. Brennan is a well-known cookbook author (e.g., Foods and Flavors of Haute Provence), and Langbein, a prolific cookbook writer from New Zealand. The recipes are simple and uncomplicated, and there are suggestions for other easy dishes in each section as well. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs, these large-format books have a design somewhat similar to that of Donna Hay's popular cookbooks. For larger collections. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743278607
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
05/23/2006
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Annabel Langbein is the award-winning author and publisher of twelve cookbooks, including Cooking to Impress without Stress and The Best of Annabel Langbein — Great Food for Busy Lives. Her cooking style is fresh and light, based on seasonal ingredients and with a focus on simple recipes tailored to today's busy lifestyles. A passionate advocate of sustainable agriculture, Annabel lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband and two children.

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