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Low-carb, quick & easy
Geidt, Frances Towner.
Personal Author:
First HPBooks trade paperback edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HPBooks, 2004.
Physical Description:
xxi, 202 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

"Recipes perfect for most diabetics and heart patients"--Cover.
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RM237.73 .G45 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Studies have shown that a low-carb lifestyle is one of the surest, safest ways to lose weight. But dieters often feel like their options are limited-even just plain dull. Here are 150 delicious, low-carb recipes that will change all that-and spice up the low-carb life... In addition to 150 quick and easy recipes for everything from appetizers to desserts, this book features practical advice for low-carb eating. Plus tips on: € Stocking a low-carb pantry € Reducing fat € Understanding good and bad carbs, the glycemic index, and other nutritional issues Complete with nutritional information-carbs, fiber, protein, fat, and diabetic exchanges-Low-Carb, Quick & Easywill become the everyday cookbook for thousands of health conscious home cooks.

Author Notes

Frances Towner Giedt is a James Beard Award-winning veteran author of many healthy cookbooks. She publishes a monthly online magazine for people with diabetes. She lives near Dallas

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Publisher's Weekly Review

A James Beard Award-winning veteran writer of many health cookbooks, Giedt has been following a "carb-counting regime" since 1970. This book, a crash-course in low-carb eating, details the basics of this kind of diet. "Lest you think you'll live on just steak, bacon and Brie, think again," she writes, before delving into what ingredients a "low-carb kitchen" should have stocked (surprisingly, unbleached all-purpose flour is on the list, alongside whole wheat flour and reduced-sodium soy sauce). Giedt proceeds to share breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert options for those following a low-carbohydrate regime. Each recipe lists the dish's carbohydrate, protein, fat and calorie count, as well as its diabetic exchange. Although the title says "quick and easy," the dishes range from basic (e.g., Year-Round Cottage Cheese Salad; Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce) to more complex (e.g., Pork Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce; Cajun-Spiced Snapper with Tropical Salsa), giving home cooks a wide variety of options. (Mar.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Starting Out: What Is a Carb and What Do You Count?p. xiv
The Low-Carb Kitchenp. xv
Reading Labelsp. xviii
Be Careful with Condimentsp. xviii
What about Salt?p. xix
Butter versus Margarinep. xix
Some Quick Cooking Tipsp. xxi
Nutritional Informationp. xxi
Rise and Shine for Breakfastp. 1
Low-Carb Lunch at Home or Awayp. 20
Main-Dish Saladsp. 23
Hot Soupsp. 40
It's a Wrapp. 44
The Main Attractionp. 48
Succulent Meats and Poultryp. 50
Fresh Seafoodp. 97
Simple Soups, Salads, and Vegetable Side Dishesp. 130
Simple Soupsp. 132
Saladsp. 140
Vegetable Side Dishesp. 152
Two Vegetable Pureesp. 174
Divine Dessertsp. 176
Indexp. 195