Anne Casale Lean Italian Meatless Meals

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Lean Italian Meatless Meals

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9780449983683: Lean Italian Meatless Meals

Acclaimed cook and cookbook author Anne Casale performs culinary miracles in the kitchen. Now she blends her rich Italian heritage, a passionate love of food, and a vital concern for health to create a fabulous volume of lean and luscious meatless meals. By using the distinct flavors of fresh fruits, crunchy vegetables, and hearty grains, Casale creates such mouthwatering, easy-to-make dishes as Broccoli and Carmelized Onion Pizza; Spaghettini with Creamy Spinach Pesto; Polenta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil; Asparagus and Yellow Pepper Risotto; and Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Lemon Dressing. They are just some of more than 130 sumptuous recipes that are high in fiber, low in fat, rich in complex carbohydrates, and flavor. And you won't stop until you've reached the sampling of desserts that taste sinful but aren't, including a stunning array of biscotti, from cherry walnut to moccachino to pear ginger. Indulge yourself!

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"Combine one of America's favorite cuisines with low-fat, mouthwatering recipes created by one of our very best Italian cookbook authors and you come up with a very winning combination."

-- Peter Kump

Former President of The James Beard Foundation

From Publishers Weekly:

For those who believe that pots of simmering Bolognese sauces and heaping plates of cheese-topped pasta are the ultimate in Italian cuisine, Casale (Italian Family Cooking) serves up quite a few surprises. Drawing on a largely unfamiliar area of Italian culinary history, she revisits childhood memories of meatless meals to offer 130 recipes that are low in fat, sodium and cholesterol. Lean does not mean flavorless, however; these high-fiber recipes?and reasonably sized portions?ensure satisfaction. But Kale with Raisins and Pine Nuts, and Escarole and Kidney Beans, while listed in the vegetable side dish section, are worthy main courses in themselves, as is the Lentil Salad with Orange-Mint Dressing, in her salad section. Among the pastas is a delicate Lemon Couscous Salad with Spinach. Of course, she includes more traditional pasta dishes, many of them calling for her simple Tomato-Basil Sauce. Mamma mia! what a sauce it is, and with only 76 calories and three grams of fat per half-cup serving, it should be a staple in the kitchen of any health-conscious cook.
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