The Power of Prevention Cookbook: A Return to Traditional Healthy Eating for the 21st Century

Sandra J. Dickerson, Author, Robert B. Dickerson, Editor Saville Books $22 (0p) ISBN 978-0-929693-02-6
In the burgeoning literature of low-fat, low-calorie cookbooks there are few that truly whittle the fat-per-portion down to less than a gram. In this companion volume to Alabaster's The Power of Prevention , Dickerson attempts this task with recipes that are high in fiber and appear quick to prepare. One of the book's better sections is devoted to low-fat versions of chicken enchiladas, eggplant parmigiana and chili mac using Alpine Lace ``Free n' Lean'' nonfat cheesesic . Unfortunately, many of the volume's best ideas are marred by overly brief descriptions of ingredients. The virtue of an intriguing preparation for pan-smoked salmon, for example, is diminished by the author's suggestion of topping with ``finely chopped relish,'' with no further explanation. Further, cooks enticed by a low-fat rendition of cheesecake will be frustrated as they scan the supermarket shelves for the ``no-oil oatmeal cookies'' required for the crust. Without proper brand identification, the nutritional analysis can become suspect and, with it, much of this book's merit. (June)
Reviewed on: 06/03/1991
Release date: 06/01/1991
Hardcover - 978-0-929693-03-3
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