Cajun Healthy is a fat-free and low-fat recipe book with Cajun cuisine at its heart. Here's a cookbook that takes one of the world's top cuisines and manages to make it diet and heart-healthy without sacrificing flavor. Standout recipes include dishes like Shrimp Stew, Rum Chops, Hot Tamale Pie, Chicken Etouffee, No-Fat Cajun French "Fries," and Pecan Pralines.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 288 pages.
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
Author: Jude W. Theriot
Description: Contrary to popular opinion, it is possible to eat Cajun cuisine and not gain weight or increase your risk of a heart attack. Just ask Chef Jude W. Theriot, who lost more than seventy pounds when he converted the high-fat, high-calorie recipes of his Cajun kitchen over to leaner, healthier meals and menus.
Theriot shares this secret of low-fat, no-fat, homestyle cooking in his fifth book, Cajun Healthy, which emphasizes that you can eat your way to weight loss with the right guidance in the kitchen and a little bit of exercise. Unlike other heart-healthy cookbooks, this one does not drop all those flavorful elements your taste buds have become accustomed to.
Theriot's method concentrates on lowering the amount of calories that come from fat for each dish by balancing certain ingredients. Eggs, butter, bacon, and salt still show up in these recipes, but in moderated amounts just to add enough flavor. There are also substitutes included for some traditionally high-fat ingredients like cream and vegetable oil, replacing them with no-fat sour cream and olive oil. They provide all the cooking power of the originals without adding to the waistline.
Condition: Good condition. Jacket has minor shelf wear and creasing. Light spot on pages' exterior.
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