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Healthy life kitchen
Henner, Marilu.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Regan Books 2000.
Physical Description:
xvii, 349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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If you're like most people, 70 percent of what's in your kitchen right now is unhealthy and has to go. Now the good news ... there are healthy and tasty alternatives to everything in your refrigerator and pantry, and the transition is easier than you think.

When it comes to food, most of us go through a constant tug-of-war between the foods we love and the foods we feel we should be eating. But what if we didn't have to give up our favorite foods? What if we could take recipes from our childhood or our favorite cookbooks and find healthier ways to enjoy them?

Marilu Henner's Healthy Life Kitchen shows you a new way, a better way, to create a "health factory" in your home. Out go the red meat, dairy, and refined sugar products, and in come the freshest fruits, vegetables, grains, soy, seafood, poultry, and seasonings imaginable-and, in a few easy steps, you've created a Healthy Life you!

After inspiring legions of readers with Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover and The 30-Day Total Health Makeover, Marilu presents the first cookbook in her bestselling series, introducing tantalizing dishes that fit perfectly into her life-changing health plan. Marilu has collected her best-loved recipes of the last twenty years and mixed in her distinctive warmth and humor. With pioneering health advice, helpful kitchen tips, and plenty of gusto, she serves up a magical array of hearty meals for your nourishment and pleasure.

Only Healthy Life Kitchen features:

175 delicious recipes, such as Blueberry Crunch Muffins, Savory Squash Soup, Thai Shrimp and Asparagus Salad, Upside-Down Garlic Chicken, Sierra Stew, Miso-Glazed Sea Bass, Coconut Sorbet, and Killer Brownies. A virtual tour of a health food store to help you select the healthiest brands and products. Secrets for steaming, boiling, poaching, grilling, roasting, baking. Easy-to-use conversion tables for modifying your favorite foods and recipes to achieve maximum health benefits. Helpful suggestions on what to cook for kids. Extensive lists of the harmful chemicals and preservatives in your food and under your sink, and the healthy alternatives to these kitchen hazards. 14 easy-to-make entrees using soy, America's fastest-growing food product, including EZ Sloppy Joes, Tofu Tacos, Hunter's Tofu, and Santa Fe Wrap.

Author Notes

Mary Lucy Denise "Marilu" Henner was born April 6, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois. Marilu Henner began taking dance classes at age 2 at her mother's school - the Henner Dance School. She was soon choreographing shows at local high schools and colleges. Marilu Henner has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM), formerly referred to as hyperthymesia, and can remember the details of her everyday life since she was a small child. Henner originated the role of "Marty" in the Kingston Mines production of Grease in 1971. She played "Marty" in the national touring company alongside John Travolta, who played "Doody". Additional Broadway credits for Henner include Over Here!, with Travolta, revivals of Pal Joey, Chicago, Social Security, and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. Her first film appearance was in the 1977 sleeper-hit Between the Lines, co-starring Jeff Goldblum, Lindsay Crouse, John Heard, and Jill Eikenberry. Her second role was opposite Richard Gere in the 1978 film Bloodbrothers. Henner came to national prominence with the role of Elaine Nardo in the situation comedy Taxi. She was the leading lady in the 1982 film Hammett, produced by Francis Ford Coppola and starring her first husband Frederic Forrest. In 1983, Henner starred opposite Burt Reynolds in The Man Who Loved Women, directed by Blake Edwards. Reynolds then asked Henner to join the cast of Cannonball Run II later that year along with Shirley MacLaine and Dom DeLuise. She was the leading lady in the 1984 film Johnny Dangerously, playing love interest to Michael Keaton. Some of her other movies include: Perfect, LA Story, Noises Off and Man on the Mooon. Henner also guested on Match Game and Hollywood Squares. Henner has written eight books on diet and health, the most prominent being Total Health Makeover, in which she explains the virtues of a non-dairy diet in conjunction with food combining and exercise. Some of her other known titles include: Wear Your Life Well: Use What You Have To Get What You Want, Healthy Holidays, and Healthy Kids: Help Them Eat Smart and Stay Active-For Life! Her title Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Chapter 1 Kitchen 101: Evaluating Your Kitchenp. 1
Before We Even Talk About Food, Let's See How Your Kitchen Functionsp. 2
What's Not Working?p. 3
Creating an Efficient Dishwashing Systemp. 8
Creating an Efficient Garbage Systemp. 9
Chapter 2 Out with the Bad Stuff!p. 11
Getting Rid of the Health Robbers in Your Refrigerator, Freezer, and Pantry (Meat, Sugar, Dairy, Butter, Additives and Preservatives)p. 12
The Dangers of Aluminum, Teflon, and Stainless Steel in Pots and Pansp. 28
Harmful Chemicals Under Your Sinkp. 29
Chapter 3 In with the Good Stuff!p. 45
A Walk Through a Health Food Storep. 46
Buying the Best Utensils and Cookwarep. 63
Chapter 4 Healthy Conversionsp. 67
Sweetener Conversion Chartp. 72
Healthy Substitutionsp. 74
Chapter 5 Preparation, Cooking, and Presentation Methodsp. 77
Cleaning Fruits and Vegetablesp. 77
Cutting Fruits and Vegetablesp. 78
Chopping Fruits and Vegetablesp. 78
Methods of Cookingp. 79
Ideal Uses for Natural Oilsp. 84
The Best Oils for Various Cooking Methodsp. 85
Presentation of Food--a.k.a. Razzle Dazzle 'Em!p. 85
Kitchen Tipsp. 86
Chapter 6 What You Will or Will Not Find in These Recipesp. 87
The Current Trend of High-Protein, Low-Carbohydrate (High-Fat!) Dietsp. 87
The Benefits of Food Combiningp. 90
Whole Grains vs. Refinedp. 91
Why This Program Works as a Classicp. 93
How These Recipes Were Chosenp. 93
Marilu Henner's Food-Combining Chartp. 94
Key to Ratings and Symbolsp. 96
Chapter 7 Recipesp. 99
Breakfastp. 101
Appetizersp. 115
Soupsp. 147
Saladsp. 171
Protein Entreesp. 189
Soy Entreesp. 225
Grain and Pasta Entreesp. 241
Side Dishesp. 269
Saucesp. 285
Dessertsp. 299
Appendixp. 319
Healthy Life Shopping Listp. 320
Vegetable Servingsp. 321
Grains Primerp. 322
Beans and Legumes Preparation Tipsp. 323
Adding Dry Herbs and Spicesp. 325
Glossaryp. 327
Additional Recipe Categoriesp. 332
Indexp. 339