One of my newest and already favorite cookbooks is Appetite For Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. I have found almost every recipe I make from this book is delicious. As a flavor enthusiast I can never make a recipe by the book. I always have to tweak this or that, add something entirely left out, or change it so many times that the recipe is way different from what I started out with in the beginning. However, I have not found this to be the case with Appetite For Reduction.
I found myself coming so close to buying this book several times. The name sounded so unappetizing though that I decided against it. Finally, after reading all the raving reviews I gave in and purchased it. Don’t let the name make you think twice about this purchase. Appetite For Reduction is full of recipes that will satisfy the vegetarian and vegan alike as all her recipes are 100% vegan. What I especially love is that I feel her recipes are the kind you can serve to your omnivore friends without them complaining one bit. They are also well suited for split households consisting of meatless and meat-eating members.
As most of us know, following a vegetarian or vegan diet does not instantly mean good health. As either, you can still eat potato chips and donuts all day long. Recipes can also be filled with high amounts of oil, fats and refined carbs. Therefore, you still have to select your recipes carefully and be mindful of making healthy choices. Appetite For Reduction is all about that. Packing in plant based foods low in saturated fat and sugar and high in fiber. Isa writes, “This is not your mother’s low-fat cookbook. There’s no foolish tricks, no bizarre concoctions, no chemicals no frozen meals . . . no fake anything! Appetite for Reduction means cooking with real food, for real life. (Skimpy portions need not apply.)” Isa hit the bullseye on all those accounts. I love this book and will be posting the recipes I make from it over the next few weeks. Of course, I still will make a few tweaks based on my tastes and friends feedback, but overall this will likely be the least changed recipes I make from any book thus far. I hope you enjoy!
I encourage you to visit Isa’s site at http://www.theppk.com/ to check out this and her other books.