Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites: Flavorful Recipes For Healthful Meals by Moosewood CollectiveMoosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites: Flavorful Recipes For Healthful Meals by Moosewood Collective

Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites: Flavorful Recipes For Healthful Meals

byMoosewood Collective

Paperback | October 29, 1996

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This is the low-fat book cooks who care about wholesome, vegetarian-inspired food have been waiting for, with more than 280 recipes that are as delicious and trustworthy as those in the Moosewood Collective's previous books.

With fourteen chapters, ranging from savory soups and main course salads to creative side dishes and aromatic Mediterranean and Asian-inspired dishes, fat will not be missed in mouthwatering recipes like Guacamole with Asparagus, Chinese Orzo Vegetable Salad, Spring Vegetable Paella, Indian Potato Pancakes, and Creamy Dairyless Rice Pudding. Along with those creative dishes, there are also low-fat variations on familiar favorites such as Macaroni and Cheese, Shephard's Pie, and Dark Chocolate Pudding. An added bonus: the Moosewood Collective has made sure that the ingredients used in the recipes throughout the book are easily found in most well-stocked supermarkets. 

Along with nutritional and glossary guides that provide explanations of nutritional terms, instructions for how to glean the information you need from nutrition labels, a brief overview of vitamins and minerals, and guides to ingredients and cooking techniques, the Collective also offers tips and ideas for sustaining a low-fat lifestyle. They bake rather than fry, replace high-fat ingredients with healthy substitutes (no artificial ingredients allowed!), and use butter and oil very moderately, so that what is lost in fat is gained in bold, intense flavors. 

Moosewood Restaurant Low-fat Favorites is sure to set the kitchen standard not only for health-conscious cooks, but also for those who have come to rely on the Moosewood Collective's easy, earthy approach to cooking.
The Moosewood Collective now numbers twenty members. Their renowned restaurant in Ithaca, New York, established in 1973, has inspired several cookbooks by the Collective, including New Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant, Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant, the James Beard Award-winning Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home, and Moosewood Res...
Title:Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites: Flavorful Recipes For Healthful MealsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.09 × 7.6 × 1.2 inPublished:October 29, 1996Publisher:Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0517884941

ISBN - 13:9780517884942


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Cookbook A great low-fat cookbook. I usually turn to this one first when I am planning dinner. Most recipes are so full of flavour that we do not miss the fat for sure!
Date published: 2002-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious, healthy and easy-to-prepare recipes Excellent collection of healthy, yet delicious recipes that are easy to prepare. Nice features are the menu suggestions for pairing each recipe with others.
Date published: 2002-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious & Low Fat! So often low fat recipes taste low fat but I have yet to try a recipe in this book that isn't delicious. The recipe directions always include the estimated time for preparation which I find helpful and I appreciate their menu suggestions as well. I will certainly recommend this book to friends.
Date published: 2001-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moosewood Restaurant Low Fat Favorites An excellent collection of healthy yet scrumptious recipes! These do NOT taste low fat. Some are variations on traditional dishes. Some are novel dishes. All that I have tried have been enjoyable, and equally suited to a casual meal or an elegant dinner party.
Date published: 2000-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tasty! Not all the recipies are fool-proof but enough of the good ones outweight the occasional bombs! No one will guess that they're low-fat!
Date published: 2000-10-10

Read from the Book

A Recipe from Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat FavoritesOrzo and Green HerbsServes 4Total preparation time: 15 minutesThis is a handsome, quickly prepared dish, and when the hot pasta warms the fresh herbs and extra-virgin olive oil, a lovely fragrance is released.  Orzo and Green Herbs can accompany steamed or roasted vegetables, main-dish salads, or simple grilled or broiled fish.  6 or 8 cups water1 cup orzo (about 7 ounces)1 cup finely chopped mixed fresh herbs (thyme, chives, garlic, chives, basil, sage, oregano, parsley, marjoram, chervil, tarragon)2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil1/2 teaspoon salt freshly ground black pepper to tasteBring the water to a rolling boil in a large, covered pot.  Stir in the orzo and cook for about 7 minutes, until al dente.Place the herbs, oil, salt, and pepper in a serving bowl.  When the pasta is ready, drain it and add it to the bowl.  Toss well and serve immediately.Per 5.50-oz. serving: 235 calories, 7.7g protein, 3.6g fat, 43.4g carbohydrates, .5g saturated fatty acids, .7g polyunsaturated fatty acids, 1.9g monounsaturated fatty acids, 0mg cholesterol, 305mg sodium, 2.3g dietary fiber

From Our Editors

Moosewood Restaurant, whose cookbooks set the standard for wholesome cooking with a vegetarian emphasis, moves into the '90s with this collection of more than 250 low-fay recipes for homey, hearty food. The full range of offerings includes savory soups, main-course salads, aromatic Mediterranean and Asian dishes, and delectable desserts--all deriving an average of just 16 percent of their calories from fat. 50 two-color illustrations