How would you like to prepare and savor a delicious meal that's also nourishing and healthful? In The Healthy Hedonist, chef, teacher, and cookbook author Myra Kornfeld offers home cooks more than two hundred mouthwatering flexitarian recipes designed to satisfy all kinds of appetites -- without leaving you feeling stuffed and guilty afterward! So, what is a flexitarian? A flexitarian is anyone interested in eating healthy, primarily vegetarian cuisine without cutting meat and fish entirely from his or her diet. The Healthy Hedonist is the ideal cookbook for people with a variety of eating habits: the recipes are readily adapted to suit vegetarians, omnivores, and everyone in between. The emphasis here is on real food: fresh, natural, and, of course, delicious ingredients are used to create unique and healthful meals. Aside from soups, appetizers, salads, chicken and fish dishes, vegetarian entrees, grains, and vegetables, there are tempting recipes for pizza, alternative burgers, and naturally sweetened desserts. You can indulge yourself and feel virtuous at the same time with delectable fare such as:
Portobello Mushroom Tapenade
Wilted Spinach Salad with Orange-Curry Dressing
Crispy Thai Wontons
Potato Salad with Caramelized Onions
Roast Chicken with Maple Glaze
Coconut Green Beans with Mustard Seeds
Lacquered Carrots with Coriander Gazpacho Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette
Red Snapper Provencale
Marrakesh Minestrone with Cilantro Puree
Asparagus, Leek, and Barley Risotto
Barbeque Spice -- Rubbed Tofu
Seared Sesame-Crusted Tuna
Salmon Medallions with Lime-Mustard Teriyaki
Citrus Compote Supreme
Roasted Peaches with Caramel Sauce
Chocolate Lovers' Brownies
Pomegranate-Pear Cornmeal Tart
Throughout the book are plenty of helpful suggestions for substituting ingredients to suit your taste or dietary preference and for cooking for large groups or smaller gatherings, along with preparation tips and menu ideas. In addition, easy-to-follow illustrations guide you toward creating superb meals sure to appeal to every palate. For any and all food lovers, The Healthy Hedonist is the healthy, scrumptious way to enjoy sensational feasts every day.
Myra Kornfeld is the author of The Voluptuous Vegan. She writes regularly for Vegetarian Times and has contributed recipes and articles to Natural Health and Organic Style. A veteran restaurant chef and private cook, she is an instructor at the Natural Gourmet Cookery School in New York City as well as at Sur La Table.
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