Christina Cooks: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Whole Foods, But Were Afraid to Ask

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Penguin, Jan 1, 2004 - Cooking - 308 pages
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Public television cooking show host Christina Pirello is the woman who put the fun back into healthy cooking. In Christina Cooks she's responded to the hundreds of questions that her viewers and readers have put to her over the years-with lots of sound, sane advice, hints, tips and techniques-plus loads of great recipes for scrumptious, healthy meals with a Mediterranean flair.

A whole foods cookbook, Christina Cooks offers inventive ideas for breakfast, special occasions, and what to feed the kids. Chapters include Soups, Breakfast, Kids' Favorites, Beans, Grains, Vegetables, Beverages, and Desserts-Christina addresses popular myths about dairy and protein amongst other often misunderstood ideas about healthful eating.
 

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Contents

EATING WELL IS ALL THAT ITS CRACKED UP TO BE
1
ITS NOT JUST A DIET
15
A DAY IN THE LIFE
36
THE TWENTY QUESTIONS I GET ASKED MOST OFTEN
48
FOR LOVE OF SOUP
53
GREAT GRAINS GREAT STRENGTH
74
PASSIONATE ABOUT PASTA
105
THE FOOD OF VITALITY
127
SPECTACULAR SEA VEGETABLES
206
DESIRABLE DESSERTS
221
HEALTHY KIDS
254
RISE AND SHINE
265
ITS A PARTY
277
Bibliography
297
Resource Guide
298
Index
299

VIVACIOUS VEGETABLES
155

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About the author (2004)

In 1983, Christina Pirello was diagnosed with an acute form of leukemia. With little prospect of help from conventional therapies, she turned to a nutritional program using a whole foods approach. Now, after more than 15 years cancer-free, Christina Pirello is the Emmy award-winning host of Christina Cooks! on National Public Television, teaching whole foods cooking classes and lecturing nationwide. Christina is the author of Cooking the Whole Foods Way, Christina Cooks, and, most recently, This Crazy Vegan Life. She and her husband publish a natural foods magazine, Macrochef.

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