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American Heart Association Low-Fat, Low Cholesterol Cookbook: Heart-Healthy, Easy-To-Make Recipes That Taste Great
by American Heart Association (Spiral-bound -- December )

American Heart Association Meals in Minutes
by The American Heart Association
(Spiral-bound -- May 9, )

Back to the House of Health: Rejuvenating Recipes to Alkalize and Energize for Life!
by Shelley Redford Young, Robert O. Young (Contributor)
(Spiral-bound -- January 1, )

The Carbohydrate Addict's Cookbook: 250 All-New Low-Carb Recipes That Will Cut Your Cravings and Keep You Slim for Life
by Rachael F. Heller, et al
(Hardcover -- March 15, )

The Ayurvedic Cookbook
This book was co-authored by the wife of the famous Kripalu guru.
Listed under Ayurvedic Cooking

Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet
by Vesanto, R.D. Melina, Brenda Davis
Listed under Ayurvedic Cooking

Everyday Cooking with Dr. Dean Ornish: 150 Easy, Low-Fat, High-Flavor Recipes
by Dean Ornish, et al
Paperback: 368 pages
HarperCollins (paper); ISBN: 0060928115;

Eat More, Weigh Less: Dr. Dean Ornish's Life Choice Program for Losing Weight Safely While Eating Abundantly
by Dean Ornish, Shirley Elizabeth Brown (Editor)
Ingeniously disguised as a weight-loss manual, this bestselling guide to preventing--and in some cases, reversing--heart disease through diet, exercise, and soul nourishing comes from renowned cardiologist Dr. Dean Ornish, the first doctor to prove that there are alternatives to surgery for clearing clogged arteries--namely, diet, exercise, and stress management. Citing his own published research findings, Ornish concludes that eating a vegetarian diet with only 10 percent of the total daily calories from fat is the first step to healthier, happier living. The other key elements--moderate exercise, fostering social support, and reconnecting with the self--take more time and care. For these, Ornish offers about 75 pages of encouraging words, again backed by numerous research findings and his personal experiences.

About 250 gourmet recipes from two dozen famous chefs help ease the blow to those who view becoming vegetarian as a dramatic lifestyle change. The good news is, entrées like Polenta Alla Veneziana and Tofu Gumbo will surely tickle the taste buds; the bad news is, the sheer number of ingredients and lengthy prep time required for most recipes could send readers running back to their favorite fast-food joints. Plenty of cooking methods, tips, and food descriptions help demystify the recipes; Ornish also provides a comprehensive nutritional analysis of common foods as well as for each dish. But the great strength of Eat More, Weigh Less is in Ornish's opening sections, where he builds a solid case for curbing fat, tossing out the meat and dairy, and fostering mental and emotional happiness. --Liane Thomas -
Paperback: 448 pages
Quill; ISBN: 0060959576; Rev update edition (December 26, )

The Healthy Kitchen: Recipes for a Better Body, Life, and Spirit
by Andrew Weil, Rosie Daley
In Eating Well for Optimum Health, one of Amazon's bestselling health books of 2000, alternative-medicine maverick Andrew Weil revealed his version of the ideal diet (and backed it up with scientific proof): a variety of unprocessed, or "whole" foods; just-picked, organic vegetables; whole grains; "good" fats, such as the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and nuts; fresh herbs and spices instead of heavy sauces; and a minimum of meat and dairy products. Eating this responsibly is certainly an admirable pursuit, but home cooking of this caliber can be intimidating, requiring much more energy than it would to pull up to the drive-through and order a burger and fries. In The Healthy Kitchen, Weil successfully teams up with Rosie Daley, formerly chef at the ritzy Cal-a-Vie Spa, to show how to cook with confidence within these dietary guidelines, creating dishes that are not only good for you, but are also fun to prepare, beautiful to look at, and delectable.

For those of you predicting a tofu-fest, have no fear: Weil stresses he's "unwilling to eat food that is boring, artless, and devoid of pleasure even if it's somebody else's idea of healthful." Indeed, the gorgeous color photography in The Healthy Kitchen will get you drooling over healthy entrées like Warm Chicken and Asparagus Salad and desserts like Lemon Yogurt Sorbet. You can be proud to serve these recipes to your family and friends--many of the appetizers and entrées are perfect party foods, sized to feed a dozen. Some recipes are notably more complicated than others--Cold Vegetable Pasta Primavera involves grilling five different veggies; baked Vegetable Wontons are time-consuming if you're not familiar with the folding process. However, Daley and Weil advise working your way up to these more complex dishes.

Sprinkled throughout the book are witty and wise health tips from Weil and cooking shortcuts from Daley. The two admit they don't agree on all cooking matters; Weil would substitute cashew milk for coconut milk and adds his two cents on making the Thai Shrimp and Papaya Salad spicier, for example. The Healthy Kitchen seems to be influenced a bit by Martha Stewart's Healthy Quick Cook, with Weil's text shaded in that unmistakably Martha sage-green, and Daley's in what Stewart might call bisque. Both books emphasize seasonal fresh foods and boast sumptuous photography and tempting menu suggestions. However, Weil and Daley outdo her with calorie and nutritional breakdowns for each dish, shopping guides for easy meal planning, and tips on encouraging children to help out in the kitchen (and develop lifelong healthy eating habits in the process). --Erica Jorgensen -
Hardcover: 320 pages
Knopf; ISBN: 0375413065; (April 2, )

Madhur Jaffrey's World-Of-The-East Vegetarian Cookbook
by Madhur Jaffrey.
Paperback: 460 pages
Knopf; ISBN: 0394748670; 1st Ed. edition (March 1987)

The Schwarzbein Principle Cookbook
by Diana Schwarzbein, et al
(Paperback -- June )

First Meals
by Annabel Karmel, Ian O'Leary (Photographer)
(Hardcover -- April )

The Good Carb Cookbook: Secrets of Eating Low on the Glycemic Index
by Sandra Woodruff
(Paperback -- January 11, )

Cook Right for Your Type : The Practical Kitchen Companion to Eat Right 4 Your Type, Including More Than 200 Original Recipes...
by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, et al
(Hardcover -- December )

The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World
by John Robbins, et al
(Paperback -- July 11, )

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats
by Sally Fallon, Mary G. Enig PhD.
(Paperback -- October 1, )

The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen: Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Dishes from the Healthiest Place Under the Sun
by Donna Klein
The medical world has been touting the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet for decades. In The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen, Donna Klein provides more than 300 recipes suited to anyone who wants to eat a healthful diet free of animal products. Unlike many vegetarian or vegan cookbooks that simply take the meat or dairy products out of a recipe--or even worse, use tasteless substitutes--this book includes only recipes that actually exist in Mediterranean cuisine. You won't find any grainy cheese substitutes or spongy meat imposters here.

In chapters on every course from appetizers to desserts, the author presents recipe upon recipe for flavorful and healthy dishes--all without meat, dairy, or eggs. Appetizers like Mushrooms Stuffed with Bread Crumbs, Parsley, and Garlic--given a sweet and nutty zing from the addition of a fortified wine--or Baked Black Olives with Herbes de Provence and Anise are so full flavored they certainly don't need the richness of animal products. The Poor Man's Pesto (so named because of the absence of cheese) that tops fluffy Potato Gnocchi proves that fruity green olive oil is the heart and garden-fresh basil is the soul of a good pesto. Desserts don't disappoint either. Relying on fresh fruits for flavor, they are just the sort of sweet and rich concoctions we expect from the Mediterranean. Baked Pears are stuffed with a rich blend of bread crumbs, toasted almonds, and chocolate and baked in a flavorful mixture of marsala, white wine, and pear or apple juice. 

An extremely helpful Meals in Minutes section offers menu suggestions for those whose schedules allow only an hour or less for meal preparation, and the nutritional information provided for each dish is a welcome bonus for health-conscious cooks. --Robin Donovan - 
(Paperback -- May )

The New Vegetarian Epicure: Menus for Family and Friends
The New Vegetarian Epicure: Menus for Family and Friends
by Anna Thomas
In the 70s, The Vegetarian Epicure set the table for the counterculture. It earnestly introduced a generation of youth to now commonplace ethnic foods like polenta and to the philosophy of good food. Thomas' new book, packed with all new recipes, still resonates with the earnest enthusiasm of an amateur but in the best sense of the word. She is eager to share with readers her love of good food, ethnic flavors and the pleasure of cooking for friends and family. Places like Provence, Italy, Mexico and southern California, where Thomas lives, often provide inspiration for her recipes along with her Polish roots. Sweet illustrations evoke her philosophical and culinary roots.
Paperback from Knopf
The New Now and Zen Epicure: Gourmet Vegan Recipes for the Enlightened Palate
by Miyoko Nishimoto Schinner
Paperback from Book Pub Co

Eating for Lbs: 175 Delicious, Nutritious, Low-Fat, Low-Residue Recipes to Stabilize the Touchiest Tummy
by Heather Van Vorous
(Paperback -- October 30, )

Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet
by Frances Moore Lappe, Anna Lappe
(Hardcover -- January 31, )

The New Moosewood Cookbook
by Mollie Katzen
(Paperback -- January )

The Quick & Easy Ayurvedic Cookbook
by Eileen Keavy Smith
Listed under Ayurvedic Cooking

Veggie Meals
by Rachael Ray
(Hardcover -- June 15, )

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
by Deborah Madison
(Hardcover -- November )

The Whole Foods Market Cookbook
by Steve Petusevsky, David Watts (Illustrator)
Paperback: 464 pages
Crown Pub; ISBN: 0609806440; (August 20, )

The Ultimate Low-Carb Diet Cookbook: Over 200 Fabulous Recipes to Add Variety and Great Taste to Your Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle
by Donna Pliner Rodnitzky
(Paperback -- August 23, )

Zone Perfect Meals in Minutes: 150 Fast and Simple Healthy Recipes from the Bestselling Authorof the Zone and Mastering the Zone
by Barry Sears
(Spiral-bound -- November )

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