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Old 01-06-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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Question Heart healthy Un-cooking books?

I cannot relate to recipes because it negates my artistic mind, so I am looking for a good cook book that is not full of recipes. And it should be heart healthy; that is the hard part.
I heard of one that is red and it is about actually learning to cook, but I do not remember the name.
Does anyone know of one, tell me about it.

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Old 01-06-2012, 04:01 PM   #2
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A cookbook without recipes? I'm not sure I follow... but then again I'm not very artistic.
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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Unhappy How to cook with out recepes

I can’t stand to fallow recipes, they always tell me to use stuff that I do not have and it sucks the energy out of my mind to measure.

Combination ideas are what I need; if you cannot cook without measurements you cannot be creative.

I invented a winter squash and apples pie with no sugar salt or fat, for thanks giving, but no one wanted it because of the intensity of the other pies with tons of sugar salt and fat.

That confirmed to me that most people are insane, and do not care about their health.

There must be some books out there dealing with this concept.


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Old 01-06-2012, 04:52 PM   #4
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Google Simple food for the good life by Helen Nearing. That is the only non cook book, cook book, I know.
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:24 PM   #5
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You certainly have a poor opinion of people who don't like your cooking.

If you want to learn about proper nutrition, take a nutrition course for people who require special diets. Then you can use what you learn to unleash your creativity in a constructive way.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:54 PM   #6
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How about this. I LOVE it. Every sort of food and flavors work with it. Great ideas. If you already know the essentials of cooking, you can think of ways to exercise the combinations. I think of it as several lifetimes of intense cooking experience in one book. The heart healthy part you can do for yourself. And it's a great reference for that, because "healthy" often means overcoming bland.

Amazon.com: The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs (9780316118408): Karen Page, Andrew Dornenburg: Books

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Old 01-07-2012, 11:29 AM   #7
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You don't have to measure and use everything they ask for. It seems you want SOMETHING for inspirations or you wouldn't have asked for a book. I always look at a recipe (or 4) and just pick the elements I want and substitute/add/take away whatever I want.

Like for example yesterday I made cranberry ice cream. I found a recipe for a plain ice cream base (and used whatever milks I had not what the recipe called for) and found a recipe for cranberry sauce (Substituted grapefruit juice for orange b/c that's what I had), added the amount of sugar I wanted, etc.) Just my suggestion. So find a book that you like the general idea.
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:37 PM   #8
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Unless you're baking, many recipes are merely guides. I agree with others here, sub in the stuff you like, leave out the stuff you don't. I just made some roasted veg soup, and subbed ground flaxseed for flour. It still worked!
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:58 PM   #9
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Unhappy too much fat and salt

I just think that people need to be more aware of the consequences of eating too much fat and salt , sugar in more obvious.


The Tassahara cook book is the book that got me started on the concept.
And I have been taking apart recipe’s ever since, just to make them fit my life style, and what I have. I should write my own un-cook book.

Cardiac rehab thought me a lot. And this book: Prevent, Halt & Reverse Heart Disease: 109 Things You Can Do by Joseph Piscatella



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I just think that people need to be more aware of the consequences of eating too much fat and salt , sugar in more obvious.


The Tassahara cook book is the book that got me started on the concept.
And I have been taking apart recipe’s ever since, just to make them fit my life style, and what I have. I should write my own un-cook book.

Cardiac rehab thought me a lot. And this book: Prevent, Halt & Reverse Heart Disease: 109 Things You Can Do by Joseph Piscatella
Thing is, you can teach and talk, but you are not going to convince. Just cook what you feel is right and don't discuss it, if they go into a meal knowing that it is low fat, lo sodium, low sugar, they are starting out with a negative attitude towards the meal. They don't have Heart Disease, why should you MAKE them eat like a cardiac cripple...that is what is going through their heads. Not the notion that you might care about their health and well-being.

You are not going to change the diehards. Live by example not by "nagging."
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