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Skinnytaste fast and slow : knockout quick-fix and slow-cooker recipes / Gina Homolka with Heather K. Jones, R.D.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2016.

Physical Description:
304 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
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Includes index.
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80+ Under 30 Minute Dishes and 60 Slow Cooker Recipes

The easiest, tastiest, most convenient healthy recipes--ever!

With Skinnytaste Fast and Slow, you can get a nutritious, flavor-packed, figure-friendly meal--complete with a flourless chocolate brownie made in a slow cooker--on the table any night of the week. Gina Homolka, founder of the widely adored blog Skinnytaste, shares 140 dishes that come together in a snap--whether in a slow cooker or in the oven or on the stovetop. Favorites include:

Slow Cooker
Chicken and Dumpling Soup
Korean-Style Beef Tacos
Spicy Harissa Lamb Ragu
Peach-Strawberry Crumble

Under 30 Minutes
Zucchini Noodles with Shrimp and Feta
Pizza-Stuffed Chicken Roll-Ups
Grilled Cheese with Havarti, Brussels Sprouts, and Apple
Cauliflower "Fried" Rice

Each recipe includes nutritional information, which can help you take steps toward weight and health goals, and many dishes are vegetarian, gluten-free, and freezer-friendly--all called out with helpful icons. Gina's practical advice for eating well and 120 color photos round out this indispensable cookbook.

Author Notes

Gina Homolka is the founder of Her first book, The SkinnyTaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor, was published in 2014.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

In 140 low-fat, high-nutrition recipes, Homolka (The Skinnytaste Cookbook) shares time-saving techniques for flavorful dishes that are ready in 30 minute or less, and easy-to-assemble slow cooker meals. Healthy morning fare includes fast and slow breakfasts such as quick avocado toasts five ways as well as slow cooker banana bread with chocolate swirls. For hearty one-bowl meals, there's quinoa with shrimp and artichokes along with assorted stews, chilis, and soups such as slow cooker butternut-apple soup. Fast and slow mains feature pasta sauces on "zoodles" (zucchini noodles) and "squashta" (squash pasta), assorted tacos, poultry and meat dishes, fish and seafood, and meatless meals. There are also side dishes and desserts. Recipes have icons indicating cooking speed, and are helpfully labeled as vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, or freezable. "Fast Cooking Basics" and "Slow Cooker Secrets" contain useful tips for time management, and there is even a complete month of pre-planned "good for you meals." These easy-to-assemble dishes keep both family mealtime planning and healthy eating in mind with kid-friendly, "simplified and skinny-fied" dishes. Using Homolka's strategies, home cooks can deliver balanced, delicious meals even when time is an obstacle. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

Low-calorie recipe blogger Homolka follows her popular Skinnytaste Cookbook with a new collection of 140 time-saving recipes that will hit all of the right notes with health-conscious readers who want to eat well with minimal effort. Simple and beautifully photographed dishes (e.g., cream of zucchini soup, slow cooker buffalo chicken lettuce wraps) are divided into "slow" and "fast" categories, meaning they can either be prepared in a slow cooker or in 30 minutes or less. With registered dietitian Jones, Homolka features trendy convenience cooking methods, such as one-pot meals, while also including nutritional analysis and icons denoting suitability for special diets. Owning a pressure cooker is not essential. VERDICT With its attractive design and easy everyday dishes, Homolka's latest may strike advanced cooks as too basic, but these recipes are excellent for novices. Expect demand. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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