Williams-Sonoma New Healthy Kitchen: Main Dishes: Colorful Recipes for Health & Well-Being

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Simon and Schuster, May 23, 2006 - Cooking - 144 pages
With New Healthy Kitchen Main Dishes, you can improve your diet while enjoying recipes such as Honey-Glazed Lamb Chops with Apricot Salsa, Quail with Roasted Fresh Figs, or Tabbouleh with Lemony Scallops. This colorful series of healthy cookbooks takes a commonsense approach to eating right. Food fads and trendy diets may come and go, but your family doctor can tell you that you will never go wrong eating a wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and legumes.

We all know that we're supposed to be eating several servings of each of these foods every day. But you might not know that we're also supposed to be eating as many different colors of fruit and vegetable as possible. The naturally occurring pigments that give vibrant colors to fruits and vegetables also offer an array of unique health benefits, boosting your immune system and fighting common diseases and conditions as you age. These pigments and other plant compounds -- known as antioxidants and phytochemicals -- work in tandem with vitamins, minerals, and fiber to keep our bodies strong and well.

The amazing benefits of colorful foods, whole grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts are being studied in labs across the country and touted by government experts on nutrition. But all the good advice in the world won't help you put a healthy dinner on the table. The books of the New Healthy Kitchen series -- Starters, Main Dishes, and Desserts -- will do just that.

The 60 recipes in these pages, grouped by the color of a key ingredient, offer dozens of appealing and easy ways to bring a rainbow of fruits, vegetables, and grains into your daily meals. Even better, 24 "Fresh Ideas" suggest simple ways of enjoying fresh produce as a snack or side dish.

With New Healthy Kitchen Main Dishes, eating right won't be a sacrifice or a chore. In these books, healthy food means good food, simply prepared and a pleasure to eat.


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Each volume in this new series includes 60 recipes, arranged by color of the main ingredient. The general introductions emphasize the nutritional benefits of a diet "rich in fruits, vegetables ... Read full review


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Quail with roasted fresh figs
Purple cabbage apples bratwurst
Honeyglazed lamb chops with apricot salsa 95 Game hens with raspberrywine sauce 113 Peanut pad thai
Grilled trout with golden squash kabobs red potatoes 120 Chicken brown rice salad with dates
Scallops with brussels sprouts
Duck breasts stuffed with dried pears

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Georgeanne Brennan is an acclaimed food writer who also runs a vacation cooking school in a medieval village in Haute Provence, France. Her many cookbooks include the award-winning Food and Flavors of Haute Provence and Aperitif, as well as Savoring France in the Williams-Sonoma Savoring series. Georgeanne writes features for the San Francisco Chronicle's food section and is a regular contributor to Fine Cooking and Bon Appétit. She lives with her husband on their small farm in Northern California. They have four children.

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