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Weight Watchers Great Cooking Every Day: 250 Delicious Recipes Plus Techniques and Tips from The Culinary Institute of America by Weight Watchers

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Notes about this book

  • sck on July 28, 2010

    I like it. It's a diet book so food can only be so good, but we've really enjoyed a number of things from this book. I'm so glad a book has been made for foodies who want to cook healthier.

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Curried rice salad

    • aeader on May 04, 2013

      I expected this to be a little blah but it actually was quite tasty. I didn't have the pumpkin seeds or the scallions but would definitely add them next time. I used a brown rice and added a bit more than the recipe called for (2.5 cups) but the amount of dressing still worked with the extra rice.

  • Chickpea and vegetable tagine

    • aeader on February 13, 2014

      This was a very good vegetarian meal, served with couscous. I didn't have the parsnips so I substituted extra butternut squash. My vegetable pieces were pretty large (~2") and initially I was concerned that they wouldn't cook through and that there wouldn't be enough liquid, but it worked out fine. If I had used smaller pieces I would have had to decrease the cooking time to keep them from getting mushy. The carrots cooked more slowly than the other vegetables so I would cut them a little smaller. I used a large cast-iron dutch oven and stirred about every 10 minutes to make sure it cooked evenly. Flavors were even better the next day. I would add more chickpeas next time, as I felt like they were too sparse among the vegetables. The most time-consuming part of the recipe was chopping and peeling all the vegetables.

  • Tofu Provençal

    • aeader on February 13, 2014

      I was looking for a new way to prepare tofu (I always use it in Asian style dishes) and I was surprised at just how delicious this was. I didn't have the zucchini so I used extra onions and red pepper. This was very quick and easy to prepare. I served it with rice and had the leftovers with quinoa for lunch.

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  • ISBN 10 0028635302
  • ISBN 13 9780028635309
  • Published Dec 22 2000
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Edition 1
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher IDG Books
  • Imprint Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.

Publishers Text

250 Delicious Recipes Plus Techniques and Tips From the Culinary Institute of America

How can cooking be creative without being complicated? How do you find inspiration to put delicious, healthful food on the table every time you cook? By turning to the pages of Weight Watchers Great Cooking Every Day, a cookbook created by Weight Watchers and the chefs of The Culinary Institute of America.

Now instead of another meal of deli sandwiches, you can enjoy Smoked Turkey and Roasted Pepper Panini. Or rather than making the same pasta standby, try Penne with Creamy Garlic-Parmesan Sauce. And how about adding a flavorful kick to dinner by serving Bolivian Beef Stew, a simple and soul-satisfying alternative to ordinary stew that includes jalapeno, acorn squash, red potatoes, and corn?

No matter what you serve, you should treat yourself and your family to dessert. Chocolate Fudge Cookies always hit the spot, and for something simple but spectacular, try Berry Napoleon.These are just a few examples of the inspired recipes in Weight Watchers Great Cooking Every Day. They show how to maximize the natural flavors of foods and pair fresh, quality ingredients together for delicious results.

Throughout the book, the chefs of The Culinary Institute of America share tips that help you shop for ingredients and prepare your meals. You'll find useful buying and handling advice for flavor-packed ingredients such as portobellos, tomatillos, dried chiles, demi-glace, and more. You'll also learn clever techniques like dry-searing meats and working the pizza dough.

The recipes and information in Weight Watchers Great Cooking Every Day will enhance all your cooking so that you'll develop the skills, creativity, and efficiency that has become second nature to chefs.

Of course, to help you maintain a healthful diet, every recipe also includes both nutrition information and POINTS values from the new Weight Watchers Winning Points ® Weight Loss Plan.

With straightforward recipes and more than 30 tantalizing color photos for salads, soups, fish, meats, breads, desserts, and more, this cookbook will tempt you with how easy it is to make good food and to be a creative cook. Here's to great cooking every day!

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