“Organized by techniques, Grill It, Braise It, Broil It shows you how to cook using 12 different healthy cooking methods. All of them will help you expand your recipe repertoire,” states the American Heart Associations’ latest cookbook.
At three hundred pages and four pages, this oversized paperback targets those interested in a dozen different ways to prepare food. After a preface and notes about cooking, shopping, eating and living healthily, there are one hundred and seventy-five recipes, ending with resources and an index.
Divided into twelve sections, the book’s techniques used are slow cooking, microwaving, blending, grilling, stir-frying, braising, stewing, steaming, poaching, broiling, roasting, and baking. Each section has a list of the recipes at the beginning as well as a short discussion about the method with equipment needed and tips.
Each recipe usually starts with a title and blurb about the dish along with serving and volume size. The instructions are in paragraph form on the right side of the page with the ingredients in used order on the left side. Cook’s tips and caloric information are set apart in light gray boxes. The recipes cover from one to two pages each with no corresponding pictures of finished products.
Some of the unusual dishes are citrus-cilantro salmon, trout with grape-tomato relish, edamame dip, beets with orange gremolata, plum-sauced pork with Asian vegetables, beer-braised beef with molasses, meatless cassoulet, tilapia packets with artichokes, vanilla-infused pears, browned tofu with bok choy, lemon-garlic turkey tenderloin, and manicotti-style chicken roll-ups.
A helpful bonus is the added information at the back of the book that includes lists of heart-healthy pantry items, cooking equipment and tools, kitchen and food safety basics, food groups and suggested servings along with data about the recipes and the index.
Although only eight full page photographs of random dishes are included one-quarter into the book and no preparation times are highlighted, this makes a nice collection of healthy recipes that cover a myriad of cooking styles.
Having produced over a dozen cookbooks focusing on healthy eating, the American Heart Association’s mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and strokes.
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