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Cookbook Review: *Quick and Easy Low-Cal Comfort Food*

Posted Jul 28 2013 5:22pm

Quick and Easy Low-Cal Comfort Food by Alicia C. Simpson - I think I will get some use out of this cookbook. As the name implies, it has some hearty, comfort food classics that are nice to have every so often. I've only made the Chili Cheese Fries so far, but that one recipe called for Classic Cheese Sauce and Ole-Fashioned Chili Beans. I enjoyed the recipe, but it wasn't necessarily my definition of quick and easy.

Categories include:
  • "The Basics" (Roasted Tofu, Savory Seitan, Andouille Sausage, etc.), "Rise and Dine" (Southwest Scramble, Crustless Quiche Lorraine, Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes, Citrus French Toast with Berry Compote, Black Bean Sausage, etc.)
  • "Breads and Rolls" (Mini Zucchini Loaves, Baked Hush Puppies, Grandma's Yeast Rolls, etc.)
  • "Snacks and Small Bites" (BBQ Popcorn, Sweet Potato Chips, White Bean Spread, etc.)
  • "Sides" (Five-Minute Garlic Spinach, Sesame Broccolini, Hoppin' John, Fried Green Tomatoes)
  • "The Salad Bar" (Chef's Salad, Waldorf Salad, Spicy Kale Slaw, Millet Tabbouleh, etc.)
  • "Soup's On!" (Minestrone Soup, Chipotle Butternut Squash Bisque, Creamy Black Bean Soup, Meatball Soup, etc.)
  • "The Main Event" (White Lasagna, Plaintain and Black Bean Tamales, One-Pot Jambalaya, Chickpea Cacciatore, Kung Pao Tofu, etc.)
  • "Sinful Sweets" (Butter Pecan Ice Cream, Strawberry Sorbet Pops, Cherries Jubilee, Moon Dusted Donuts, etc.)
  • "Beverages" (Watermelon-Basil Mock Mojito, Lemongrass Soda, Pepita Smoothie, Strawberry Milk Shake, etc.)
  • "Sauces, Spreads, and Spice Blends" (Taco Seasoning Mix, Parmesan Cheese, Frenchy Dressing, etc.)
  • As you can see, it has a great variety of foods from different cuisines and regions. There are also some sample menus and a center insert of photos (I would prefer more photos, but some is better than none).

    Disclaimer: I received this cookbook free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other way and all thoughts expressed are my own. Please note that I have not read this book cover-to-cover.  
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