Prevention's Healthy One-Dish Meals in Minutes: 200 No-Fuss, Low-Fat Recipes for Busy People

Prevention Magazine, Editor
Prevention Magazine, Editor Rodale Press $27.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-87596-269-6
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The subtitle says it all: ""200 No-Fuss, Low-Fat Recipes for Busy People."" Most of these casseroles, stir-fries, pasta dishes, skillet suppers, salads and soups can be whipped up in 45 minutes or less, say the editors, and some can be turned out in under 15 minutes. Both prep and cooking times are given for each dish, as are calories, fat content, sodium, etc. The sophisticated palate is accommodated with such spices as coriander, curry powder and fresh ginger. On the other hand, to facilitate swift passage through the kitchen, the editors make use of prepared ingredients such as instant potatoes, canned or frozen vegetables, stuffing mix, biscuit mix and ready-made pizza crust. Consequently, purists will turn noses up at some of the recipes. Other meals-including a comforting Chicken Soup with Dumplings, a robust Hunter's Pot Roast with Vegetables and an ingenious Indian Chick-Pea and Potato Dinner-should satisfy anyone's high standards. A Fish and Pasta Stew even zings with sherry, ground red pepper and lime juice. Accompanying notes tell which recipes are good for freezing leftovers or brown-bagging. Others underscore healthful virtues of natural foods. (Mar.)
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