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Weight_Watchers_Cookbook

Most of us are always searching for ways to eat well, eat delicious, eat healthy and eat smart. In the "old" days this was called a diet. And those of us who needed help with dieting, turned to Weight Watchers. Kudos to the longevity of this weight management plan, which helped so many, achieve the goals of health and optimum weight.
In addition to celebrating 50 years of helping people lead healthier lives, the new book — Weight Watchers 50th Anniversary Cookbook (St. Martin's Griffin) — shares many of Weight Watchers best-loved and most popular recipes, along with new recipes. Classic recipes are refreshed and updated, to fit the lifestyle of busy home cooks and their families.

The book as does the program, reflects a half-century of change, It takes a look back at the foods that were once labeled "legal" and "illegal." Some of the old illegals– bananas, spaghetti and alcohol– are now embraced by the plan. Members are encouraged to make food and eating choices in line with ever evolving nutritional science, and yes, exercise is encouraged.
The 355-page hardcover book features more than 280 recipes for every meal and occasion, including updated old favorites, from Oven-Fried Fish and Chips to Baked Alaska. We enjoyed the classic retro recipes like the much beloved 1970's Weight Watcher's vegetable soup which did not count for any calories or points, and the delicious Crunchy Peanut Butter Fudge (1980s).

Weight Watchers 50th Anniversary Cookbook is a great resource for a quick-fix dinner or for planning a complete week of healthful menus. Each recipe includes nutritional information and its PointsPlus value per serving.

KosherEye notes: As in some of the cookbooks we present, there are several recipes which are not kosher friendly. However the helpful information and wonderful recipes far outweigh the recipes that do not adhere to the laws of kashruth. And, with appropriate substitutions, most of these recipes can be easily converted to kosher. The Weight Watcher's cookbook is an excellent addition to any culinary library.

Enjoy these Weight Watchers 50th Anniversary Cookbook recipes:

Oven Fried Fish and Chips
Southwestern Chicken-Vegetable Soup
Turkey Sloppy Joes

 

Win the Book... We thank St. Martin's Griffin Publishing  for sponsoring the Weight Watchers 50th Anniversary Featured Cookbook and the FREE Giveaway!

To enter to win the cookbook - there will be two winners: Email us - click: ContactKosherEye 
 and enter your name and the name of the cookbook in the message box. Giveaway ended midnight, June 12, 2013. The luck winners are Alla Staroseletskaya of Minnetonka, MN and Caryl Lee of San Antonio, TX.
Giveaway limited to continental U.S. only. If not living in continental U.S, you can still enter and, if selected, "gift" your prize to a continental U.S. friend or relative.  Once notified, the winner must respond within 48 hours or the prize will be awarded to the runner-up.

Buy the book here: Weight Watchers 50th Anniversary Cookbook: 280 Delicious Recipes for Every Meal for your cookbook library or as a gift!

 

 

 

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Passionate_Vegetable_cookbook

   By Suzanne Landry, Health Inspired Publishing

The Passionate Vegetable, health inspired recipes to revitalize your life, offers dishes for vegans, vegetarians and meat lovers. Written by Suzanne Landry, popularly known as the fresh food chef, the book shares the author's love of fresh harvest-to-table vegetables which she presents in easy to prepare, healthful and flavorful recipes. Landry believes that vegetables, though used frequently as side dishes, should move to a starring role on the plate.

This need and principle is rooted deeply in advice from her father who battled cancer for 17 years: "Without good health nothing else in life matters." According to Suzanne, "My father believed that without good health nothing else in life mattered.  His death, along with my own health challenges and those of my children were the catalyst for my journey to explore the connection between food and healing. I know with absolute certainty that changing our diets from high animal protein to one high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains can improve our health."

Having taught natural foods cooking classes for over 30 years, and focused on food and healthy eating, Suzanne believes in encouraging and educating people to eat less meat protein, and to eat more vegetables, fruit, high fiber, whole grains and beans. The first three chapters of the book are devoted to nutrition and how to create a healthier kitchen, including tips on pantry makeovers, kitchen tools, how to choose and cook food, and basic knife techniques.

The Passionate Vegetable demonstrates that there are many ways to deliciously use vegetables in meals including breakfasts, salads, sides, and entrees. In addition, there are chapters on meat, meat alternatives and "good for you" desserts. Along with the recipes are gorgeous photos, and "bits of insight" providing tips, history, fun and helpful information about the ingredients. This cookbook provides the reader with healthful, creative cooking techniques and recipes, but makes eating vegetables a passionate pursuit!

Enjoy these Passionate Vegetable recipes:
Beets and Tangerine Salad
Chinese Fried Brown Rice
Cashew Cream

Win the Book... We thank Health Inspired Publishing  for sponsoring the Featured Cookbook and the FREE Giveaway!

To enter to win the cookbook: Email us - click: ContactKosherEye 
 and enter your name and the name of the cookbook in the message box. Giveaway ends midnight, May 30, 2013. Good luck!
Giveaway limited to continental U.S. only. If not living in continental U.S, you can still enter and, if selected, "gift" your prize to a continental U.S. friend or relative.  Once notified, the winner must respond within 48 hours or the prize will be awarded to the runner-up.

Buy the book here The Passionate Vegetable for your cookbook library or as a gift!

 

 

 

 

 

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By Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray
with David Hagedorn - St. Martin's Press

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The New Jewish Table is by husband and wife team Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray. This talented pair impart their love of using fresh ingredients in contemporary Jewish cooking.

This book explores the melding of two cooking cultures, seasonal American with Eastern-European Jewish. Since 1999 Todd Gray, the owner/chef of the Equinox Restaurant in Washington, D.C., has combined his love for farm-to-table ingredients with his passion for Jewish cuisine.

Now with the publication of this cookbook, the kosher eater can try some of his acclaimed recipes. The book features more than 125 recipes, many from the restaurant, along with anecdotes, tips and reinterpretations of traditional Jewish family favorites. Both Ellen and Todd share family histories, personal memories and food thoughts throughout. We had an opportunity to try several of the recipes, and loved each one we prepared. The full color photographs are beautiful, and certainly add to the book's appeal.

In addition to the fresh, innovative recipes, we especially like the Chef's Appendix included in the book – offering how to’s for many cooking basics. It is a primer for basic cooking techniques – a chef’s “must knows and good to know” -- This section alone is worth buying the book, or if you are lucky, winning it.

KosherEye Notes: Although some of the recipes have meat/parve conversion notes, we did spot a few that need a bit more ingredient tweaking or substitution for the observant kosher household. Nonetheless, this book is highly recommended--A gift yourself, gift others KosherEye selection.

Try these recipes from The New Jewish Table:
Annie’s Fried Chicken
Roast Potatoes with Rosemary
Eggplant Caviar with Pita Chips

Win the Book ...We thank St. Martin’s Press for sponsoring the featured Cookbook and the FREE Giveaway! 

 To enter to win the cookbook: Email us: ContactKosherEye@gmail.com  and put your name and the name of the cookbook in the message box. Giveaway ended midnight, May 12, 2013. The lucky winner is Sari Wilen of Denver, Co.

Buy the book, The New Jewish Table: Modern Seasonal Recipes for Traditional Dishes for your cookbook library or as a gift!

 

 

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The Life-Transforming Diet
By Davud H. Zulberg, Feldheim Publishers

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This book, The Life-Transforming Diet, focuses on the health and nutritional principles of Maimonides, Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (1135/1138 to 1204), universally known as The Rambam, who is considered one of the greatest ancient physicians and philosophers in Jewish history. Over 800 years ago, the Rambam wrote: "Whoever conducts himself in the ways we have set forth, I will guarantee that he will not get sick throughout his life.... He will not need a doctor and his body will be in perfect shape and remain healthy all his life." (Mishneh Torah, Hilchot De'ot 4:20.)

Zulberg explains that many contemporary nutrition and eating issues were actually addressed by the Rambam. Experts hold that The Rambam's writings on health and the prevention of disease remain relevant today, including basic advice on what to eat, when to eat, how to eat, and the importance of exercise. He encourages food awareness, and the gradual creation of healthy eating habits.

David Zulberg, spent seven years studying in Israel and holds a Masters from Columbia University, is an ACE certified Fitness specialist and certified Health Coach. Zulberg is considered one of the foremost experts in Maimonides' medical works. His book, 'The Life Transforming Diet', is currently in its sixth printing.

As a result of the book's success, Zulberg further pursued his interest in herbal remedies based on the Rambam's writings. He consulted with expert herbalists and naturalists globally, including experts in India and China, launching a company, Bio Herbal Tech, focused on providing life changing nutritional supplements.

Win the Book... We thank Feldheim Publishers and Stuart Schnee Public Relations for sponsoring the Featured Cookbook and the FREE Giveaway!

To enter to win the cookbook: Email us - click: ContactKosherEye 
 and enter your name and the name of the cookbook in the message box. Giveaway ended midnight, May 20, 2013. The lucky winner is Susan Schutzman, New Hyde Park, NY
Giveaway limited to continental U.S. only. If not living in continental U.S, you can still enter and, if selected, "gift" your prize to a continental U.S. friend or relative.  Once notified, the winner must respond within 48 hours or the prize will be awarded to the runner-up.

Buy the book The Life-Transforming Diet: Based on Health and Psychological Principles of Maimonides and other Classical Sources for your cookbook library or as a gift!

 

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BreadLovers_Cookbook

The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook
by Beth Hensberger, Harvard Common Press

Beth Hensberger has written 10 books on bread-baking which together have sold over 250,000 copies.
However, this well respected author/baker faced a challenge? Could the incomparable taste, texture and aroma of hand crafted bread be reproduced in a bread machine? Beth Hensberger, master baker and James Beard award winning author of the bestselling book The Bread Bible was dubious about this possibility, but set out to find the answer. She would try. She spent hundreds of hours creating and testing recipes in bread machines, and her answer...turned out to be a resounding "yes!"

In this information packed cookbook, Hensberger offers, 300 well tested recipes for breads, cakes, rolls, jams, pizza and more... that can all be made in a bread maker. Yes every one. She shares, secrets tips, and advice appropriate for beginners or advanced bakers. The Bread Machine Cookbook is a must have companion for any household that owns a bread machine. This guide makes the process even easier than it is – no guesswork. There are clear, concise instructions for timing, ingredients and technique.

Her bread making talents have been called "brilliant". KosherEye thinks that they truly do rise to meet our reader's expectations.

Try these bread maker recipes:

Cinnabun Coffee Cake
Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Win the Book ...We thank Harvard Common Press for sponsoring the Featured Cookbook and the FREE Giveaway!

To enter to win the cookbook: Email us - click: ContactKosherEye 
and put your name and the name of the cookbook in the message box. Giveaway ends midnight, May 1, 2013. Good luck!

Buy the book,  The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook, for your cookbook library or as a gift!

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