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Crazy plates : low-fat food so good, you'll swear it's bad for you!
Podleski, Janet, 1965-
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Publication Information:
New York : Perigee, 2000.

Physical Description:
190 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
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TX714 .P635 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TX714 .P635 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Presents a collection of healthful recipes that include nutritional information on each dish, special sections on diet and lifestyle, and food facts and trivia.

Author Notes

Greta Podleski and her sister Janet have written a unique cookbook by taking nutritious foods and flavoring them generously with humor. The result is the delightful, Looneyspoons: Low Fat Food Made Fun (1997).

This book has been praised for its tasty, easy-to-make recipes and its creative, entertaining approach. Recipes have amusing titles, such as Veal of Fortune, Using Your Noodles, No Peeking! We're Dressing, but also include a chapter titled What's In It For Me, that provides the nutritional content and percent of calories from fat per serving. Cartoons and jokes tickle the funny bone (What did the leftovers say when they were put in the freezer? Foiled again), and the nourishing recipes are designed to stick to the ribs.

Greta and Janet Podleski are from Ottawa, Canada. The two joke-cracking, good-cooking sisters have appeared on the Today Show where they demonstrated how they can make you laugh and please your palate at the same time.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Just the Snacks, Ma'am: Scrumptious snacks and appetizersp. 11
Romaine Empire: A kingdom of salads that's sure to empressp. 23
My Fair Ladle: Savory soups that require you to Doolittlep. 37
Bring Home the Bakin': Muffins, loaves, and other baked goodiesp. 51
Eats Without Meats: Vegetarian fare with flavor and flairp. 65
Pasta la Vista, Baby: Say good-bye to hunger with these delicious pasta entreesp. 79
Chicken Worth Pickin': Keeping you abreast of chicken trendsp. 93
Fishful Thinking: Seafood dishes for those who love fishesp. 107
The Meating Room: On the agenda: Delectable beef and pork recipesp. 119
The Side Show: A crowd-pleasing circus of side dishesp. 133
The Sweets of San Francisco: You deserve a cake today (and squares and cookies, too!)p. 147
Miscellooneyous: A bit of dish and a bit of datp. 161
Back Matterp. 173
Indexp. 179