The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Recipe Book: 130 New Recipes from Australia's Favourite Weight-Loss Program by CSIRO

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  • Slow-cooked lamb shoulder with pumpkin and feta salad

    • debkellie on August 30, 2015

      This was a revelation. Would definitely make again. I subbed in preserved lemons, as I had no ordinary lemons and marinated for the day.. wonderful combo of flavours.

  • Lamb skewers with lemon couscous and herbed yoghurt

    • debkellie on June 18, 2015

      This was really, really nice. I'd recommend serving with some chargrilled vegetables.. we just did the couscous, sauce & skewers... using lamb backstrap, & with just 40 minutes marinating time. Looking forward to trying other recipes. Well done CSIRO!

  • Chicken breasts stuffed with feta and olive tapenade

    • debkellie on August 05, 2015

      This was really, really tasty. Quick. A little fiddly. Perhaps a bit "summery" for Brisbane's coldest winter's night, but we'd do it again!

  • Chicken satay with peanut sauce

    • debkellie on July 29, 2015

      Ok, so I didn't have spring onions, and I didn't fancy grilled skewers, so decided it might make a wonderful sir-fry ...and it did! A small ordinary brown onion subbed in for those spring onions, and celery added for crunch.... fantastic. Hard to believe it was also diet conscious!

  • Chicken gumbo

    • debkellie on October 13, 2015

      Why is it that I expect diet food to be bland .. The CSIRO diet certainly isn't!!! This was very tasty, next time I'll finish it in the oven rather than stove top.

  • Spanish-style fish stew

    • debkellie on October 17, 2016

      I'm always sceptical about fish stews - this one changed my mind. I subbed fresh chilli for dried chilli flakes.. and used a mix of basa fillets, atlantic salmon, prawns and calamari. Very yummy. Would be great paired with crusty bread, or fresh pasta.. both of which are off the post-cruise diet!!

  • Cauliflower, lentil and tomato soup

    • debkellie on June 19, 2015

      Tonight is possibly the coldest Queensland night in this winter so far - this soup lived up to its head note. Thick, warming, tasty - probably wouldn't know it was cauliflower unless you were told. Very nice with a sourdough side!

  • Pan-fried lamb steaks with minted pea puree

    • Debkelliemember on June 28, 2015

      The pea puree was a pleasant surprise: would make a nice addition to poached salmon, or chicken. Simple. Tasty.

  • Chicken laksa

    • EmmaJaneDay on February 09, 2018

      This is a wonderful, light, tasty version of Laksa. And it is so quick! Sometimes add fried tofu puffs, which probably defeats the purpose of cooking something from this book! A staple in our house.

  • Salmon fishcakes with lemon yoghurt sauce

    • EmmaJaneDay on February 06, 2018

      These are very delicious, and a great way to get some oily fish into your diet, if you are not a fan of salmon or fish! The lemon yoghurt sauce is nice with just about anything. Big tick from 11yo boy. It requires an hour of sitting in the fridge between making the patties and cooking them, but I don't bother with that as I never give myself enough time.

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  • ISBN 10 0143203452
  • ISBN 13 9780143203452
  • Published May 03 2010
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 208
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher Penguin Books Australia
  • Imprint Penguin Books Australia

Publishers Text

The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Recipe Book extends Australia's most popular diet into everyday life. With 130 brand-new recipes, this collection aims to inspire the thousands of Australians who have used the diet to continue doing so, and introduces newcomers to an eating plan that promotes long-term weight management and overall good health. Find out how to:

  • cook with different protein options, including fish, legumes, chicken and meat
  • entertain with ease for all sorts of occasions, from formal dinners to casual barbecues
  • put together a fast weeknight dinner the whole family will enjoy
  • create healthy, tasty meals on a shoestring budget
  • cook a meal in advance and freeze to ensure healthy eating during busy periods.

Lose weight and boost your vitality while enjoying the pleasures of good food.

'All (the recipes) are simple to create and tweaked with ingredients you'd be hard-pressed to call 'diet' options.' Sydney Morning Herald



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