Down Home Wholesome.
This book proves that it's possible to have a healthy love of soul food and still be healthy. The traditional high-fat, high-sodium African American diet has been linked to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and obesity. The author trims the extra fat, sugar and salt from some of your favorites--such as red beans and rice, catfish with cornmeal crust, shrimp and grits and peach cobbler--and replaces them with savory low-fat ingredients, fresh herbs and spices. Each recipe includes a nutritional analysis of calories, grams of fat, carbohydrates and sodium. Categories include Sunday breakfast, soups and stews, dinner classics, desserts and a chapter on healing bath tips. "As a fourth generation cook, I bring a flash of history, a brief family portrait, my most treasured recipes and, most importantly, a means of self-empowerment through proper diet and nutrition," says Carter.
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|Author:||Gray, Valerie Lynn|
|Article Type:||Book Review|
|Date:||Feb 1, 1998|
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