The Whole Soy Cookbook: 175 Delicious, Nutritious, Easy-To-Prepare Recipes Featuring Tofu, Tempeh, and Various Forms of Nature's Healthiest Be

Patricia Greenberg, Author, Helen Newton Hartung, With Three Rivers Press (CA) $16.95 (240p) ISBN 978-0-517-88813-1
Since medical research confirms that just 25mg of soy protein in our diets per day can lower cholesterol, slow bone loss, and fight cancer and heart disease, why aren't more cooks rushing to put tofu on the dinner table? These ideas from a Southern California cooking teacher ought to help as she suggests creative, tasty ways to introduce all manner of soy products into everyday meals and includes seven days of sample menus. It's easy to slip soybeans into Minestrone, soy cheese onto Pizza and tofu into Chocolate Almond Pie, but even dishes that more loudly declare their ""alternative"" ingredients (Tempeh Fajitas; Soy Sausage Potato Chowder) are plausible candidates for the conventional family table. Greenburg's 175 recipes generally provide high-quality, inexpensive protein, a generous complement of vitamins, minerals and fiber, with little fat and no cholesterol. The nutritional analyses suggest that many will be useful for the lactose intolerant as well; an informative introduction describes soy products while mail-order sources are also listed. To get the most out of Greenberg's creations, it would be handy to live near a health food store, but many recipes can be made with supermarket ingredients. Readers prospecting for the benefits of soy and the rewards of good taste will turn up some gold (e.g., Roasted Vegetable and Soy Cheese Napoleons) in these pages. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 12/29/1997
Release date: 01/01/1998
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