Diet is a dirty word
Make no mistake, this is NOT a diet book. Nor is it a mundane “health” cookbook stripped of fat and all the fun. Envisage instead a collection of quick mouthwatering recipes that “happen” to be low in fat; vinaigrettes, chilis and spices supersede butter sauces, and baking replaces frying. Eating bacon, cheese and nuts is still encouraged, albeit in smaller, lean amounts. Trust me, this is “healthy meets delicious cooking” and you won’t feel deprived or hungry.
Though not intentional, my lean piquant food is truly the way I like to eat. My Italian mother initiated me with the wonders of olive oil and since then my love for food has continued to evolve from my lifelong obsession with travel. It didn’t take me long to discover the magic of Asian sauces, spice pastes and fresh aromatic herbs. These star ingredients galvanize your taste buds with their salty, sour and pungent tastes. Practically anything can be made wondrous with them and, best of all, they aren’t fattening.
Time is of the essence in everyone’s world, so most of these 130+ recipes can be made in 30 minutes or under 1 hour. Quick, delicious and healthy is the new cooking mantra for today’s busy lives.
So cook your friends or family a guilt-free glamorous meal, and don’t forget a glass of wine. It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing heels or slippers.