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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Review: Quick No-Cook Low Carb Recipes

Title: Quick No-Cook Low Carb Recipes
Author: Lisa Shea
Genre: Cookbook

The Quick No-Cook Low Carb Recipes cookbook features 42 recipes ranging from easy cheese-plate ideas that any college student or after-school kid can try to more advanced recipes like tuna tartare which involve more complex flavors.

This is an nice resource for simple, healthy, no-cook meal prep. The recipes I tried were indeed easy and tasty, and I'm looking forward to trying more. I only wish I'd had it in college! All you need is a fridge and some ingredients! 

The book is a little over 100 pages and sensibly broken up by main ingredient. It covers Eggs, Dairy, Nuts, Salads, Veggies, Juices, Dips, Meats, Desserts, and even how to use and spruce up pre-made items. Some sections are fuller than others. The nuts section is more about nuts and using them than specific recipes, and the dessert section is really just about putting together a nice berry plate or cheese plate. The salad section has some great ways to make a tasty salad, outside the add-some-ranch-to-lettuce type that tends to come to mind first. The Oriental Cucumber Salad or the Tomato Mozzarella Basil Salad recipes would be great for a crisp side this summer. I'll be trying the Celery Egg Salad Appetizers the next time I'm tasks to bring apps to a party. 

One of the strongest parts of the book, surprisingly, are the appendices. There's one on carbs and the glycemic index, a low-carb food list, tips on stocking a low-carb pantry, a handy shopping list, and must-have spice list.

The Kindle version is currently only $0.99, so if you're interested in some simple ideas for preparing healthy bites, or looking for a little grad gift for someone heading off to college, you might consider this!

You can find out more about the author at http://LowCarb.BellaOnline.com or participate in their low carb forum discussions:

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