Low Carb 1-2-3: 225 Simply Great 3-Ingredient Recipes
Rozanne Gold & Helen Kimmel
Rodale, 2005 (2005)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
he cover bills
Low Carb 1-2-3
The Low Calorie, Low-Carbohydrate Cookbook
'. Each of more than 225 recipes uses only 3 ingredients (in addition to salt, pepper and water); is coded as '
very low carb
' (VLC), '
' (LC), or '
indulgent low carb
' (ILC); and tagged with the number in grams of '
carbs that count
' (i.e. excluding fiber). Rozanne Gold tells us that '
cooking simply also is the best way to eat healthfully
'. She recommends stocking your pantry and fridge with various herbs, convenience foods, condiments, dairy products, even champagne!
ecipes are divided into:
Soups and Starters
Fish and Shellfish
Vegetables and Side Dishes
. I'd start my day with
frittata with pancetta and basil
, or maybe the
stir-fried eggs with shiitake mushrooms
. For a party snack or dinner appetizer, I plan to try
smoked salmon "paté" with pita crisps
little camembert popovers
, and definitely
chilled avocado soup
appeals, as does
jade zucchini soup with crab
, or how about '
chilled asparagus with creamy sesame dressing
next. I like the look of
parmesan-crusted pork tenderloins
slow-braised lamb with merlot
(and 40 cloves of garlic!) In
, I'm intrigued by
chicken breasts with slow-roasted grapes
pecan-crusted chicken breasts
cold poached chicken with avocado and mango
. On to
with enticing seafood dishes like
sautéed snapper in champagne sauce
. A selection of the
plates would make a meal in itself - such as
green beans with pesto and walnuts
roasted peppers with balsamic syrup and toasted pine nuts
short-stack tomatoes and onions
are always favorites with me - this cookbook suggests a variety of fruit/cheese/nut combinations, as well as mouthwatering desserts like
fresh raspberries with lemon-maple sauce
using a sugar substitute, and (believe it or not)
. Finally, 50 low-carb
are suggested, from
sliced peach with goat cheese and pecans
dark chocolate with almonds and expresso
- all with carbs and calories indicated. The cookbook ends with suggested
for different mealtimes and for holidays and other special occasions.
eel the need to reduce carbs, calories or glycemic index after holiday over-indulgence?
Low Carb 1-2-3
offers appealing foods, that are simple to make, with data on carbs, fats, fiber, protein and calories on every recipe page.
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