The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great by Pam Anderson

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  • NHNonni on November 29, 2011

    This is one of my favorite cookbooks, for watching calories and otherwise. I often re-read her narrative on losing weight. She's someone who has been through it and understands how difficult it can be when you want to eat delicious meals. She's inspiring and well as a talented cook.

  • debrakp on October 26, 2010

    This is my favorite diet cookbook. The breakfast ideas are great. I often use it to make a meal-in-a-bowl salad or a delicious soup that starts with pantry ingredients. Although the recipes are meant to help dieters lose weight, I make them just because they taste good. Quite a feat for a diet book.

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  • Creamy pasta with spicy chicken, broccoli, and basil

    • PennyG on June 08, 2015

      This was great! I'm not much for Pasta Alfredo, as it is always too rich for me. This is a lighter version of a creamy sauce and a great change from pasta with a tomato-based sauce. Looking forward to trying ALL of the great combinations and coming up with my own - the possibilities are really endless.

  • Baked fish with asparagus, lemon, and fresh herbs

    • PennyG on June 08, 2015

      This was delicious and quick. I would definitely make this again, trying many of the different recipe combinations!

  • Roasted fall/winter vegetables

    • PennyG on November 09, 2013

      This is my go-to method for roasting veggies. Turns out great every time!

  • Crustless quiche

    • MollyB on August 24, 2018

      I love this recipe, and try to keep evaporated milk stocked in my pantry just to be able to make it when I need a quick meal (breakfast or dinner, it works for both). The variations I've tried are good, both the ones listed in the cookbook and ones I've made to use up meats and vegetables in the fridge. It's the perfect dish for the end of the week when things are running low in the fridge. Goat cheese and Canadian bacon are especially good additions.

  • Microwave scrambled eggs with scallions and cheese

    • MollyB on August 24, 2018

      Tasty, quick recipe. I like the buttermilk in it - it had never occurred to me before to add buttermilk to scrambled eggs but it works beautifully. I sometimes just cook it on the stovetop instead of the microwave, depending on whether or not I want to be able to put all the dishes in the dishwasher, and it works equally well there. They make a good breakfast sandwich on a soft roll.

  • Multigrain pancakes

    • MollyB on February 07, 2018

      By far the best pancake recipe I've ever tried! The cornmeal and oats give it a pleasant texture that (to me) is so much more appealing than standard, mushy white-flour pancakes. We make a double (or triple) batch and freeze it in portions to make it easy to make pancakes when we're in the mood. A half-recipe is perfect for the 3 of us in our family. Her advice to heat low-sugar jam as a topping is a fabulous tip.

  • Great granola

    • kjwright on July 07, 2011

      The cherry/almond variation is particularly addictive.

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  • ISBN 10 0618835962
  • ISBN 13 9780618835966
  • Published Mar 01 2008
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Houghton Mifflin Inc.
  • Imprint Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

Publishers Text

The best-selling author of The Perfect Recipe shares her secret for dumping pounds without dieting - and the 250 recipes for her new way of eating.

To millions of citizen cooks, Pam Anderson is a trusted friend who does all the work for them, testing and retesting until she arrives at the best version of classic favorites and simple dishes for company. But gradually, Pam found herself standing with the two thirds of Americans who are more than a few pounds overweight. Fed up with whipsaw cycles of losing and gaining, she vowed to change--but not if it involved dieting, hunger pangs, or saying no to the foods she loved. Complicated recipes were out. She streamlined, creating meals as satisfying as they are quick--pizzas that take just thirty minutes, big-bowl combos, and gratifying snacks to forestall cravings. She discovered a few simple habits that make all the difference. Four years later, she's still maintaining her forty-pound weight loss. The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great is a way to eat for life. It's filled with voice-of-experience tips for curbing appetite, no-nonsense shortcuts for getting food on the table pronto, and recipes that could only have been developed by this food-loving pro--no compromises, no wasted steps, just extraordinary results from ordinary ingredients.

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