Norene's Healthy Kitchen: Eat Your Way to Good Health
by Norene Gilletz
Good health should be easy and what’s easier than continuing to eat favorite foods with simple healthy twists? Whether you want to lose those few extra pounds, are supporting a particular health condition, or just want more energy, everyday foods can give you all these benefits and satisfy your appetite for excellent flavor and familiar dishes.
Now, one cookbook shows the home cook how to eat better, improve health and make it fun: 'Norene’s Healthy Kitchen: Eat Your Way to Good Health' —with over 600 fast & fabulous recipes by Norene Gilletz. The recipes Norene has developed are, in her words, “fast, fabulous, flavorful, and fun.” They are appropriate for kosher kitchens and a delight for everyone. They focus on smart carbs, fats, and proteins, and feature a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, legumes, and nuts.
'Norene’s Healthy Kitchen' is perfect for every type of cook, or non-cook, from singles to families, novice or experienced cooks, there is something for everyone within its pages.
The recipes also work well for those who keep kosher, although you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy Norene’s lean versions of Jewish favorites such as latkes and Matzo Balls. There are also recipes for easy entertaining during the Jewish holidays, as well as Shabbat dinners.
In keeping with Norene’s lifelong motto, “food that’s good for you should taste good,” 'Norene’s Healthy Kitchen' is chock-full of dishes to satisfy everyone’s craving for a traditional favorite like:
• Chicken Soup for the Bowl
• Planked Salmon
• Teriyaki Tofu
• Hoisin Sesame Chicken
• Mandarin Rice Pilaf
• Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
• Traditional Pesto
• Roasted Veal Chops with Rice
• Homemade Chocolate Pudding
Norene organized the book to make it easy to find quick and tasty meals for all seasons, week-day meals, and special events among chapters titled Appetizers & Starters, Vegetables, Super Soups, Make It Meatless, Meat & Poultry, Grains & Side Dishes, and Breads & Muffins.
“I have found that making just a few small changes in your diet can add up to significant health benefits,” Norene says. “I strongly believe that the simple choices we make each day have the greatest impact on our health and well-being.”
In addition to these and other wonderful recipes, 600 in total, Norene’s Healthy Kitchen: includes a comprehensive section called “Things You Want to Know” which contains easy-look-up chapters such as, The Glycemic Index, Quick Meal-Planning Tips for People with Diabetes, Sweet Choices, Shaking the Salt Habit, Food Storage Tips, Kitchen Equipment, Grill It Right, and Cooking/Baking Substitutions.
About the Author
Norene Gilletz is one of Canada’s leading kosher cookbook authors. She is a culinary consultant, cooking teacher/lecturer, culinary spokesperson, cookbook author, and freelance food writer, focusing on healthy cooking. A certified Culinary Professional with the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), her culinary career began at the age of three helping prepare meals in her mother’s kitchen and where at age nine she invented her first recipe; she has never looked back. Her other books include Healthy Helpings, Second Helping Please, The Food Processor Bible, and The Low Iodine Diet Cookbook. Norene lives in Toronto, Canada. To learn more about Norene Gilletz, visit her web site, www.Gourmania.com.