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gourmet low-fat cookbook recommendations?

waffle789 | Jan 11, 2008 12:32 PM

Hi Hounds:

I'm hoping some of you can help me ... my mother was just diagnosed with pancreatitis, which means she's now looking at a lifetime of extremely low-fat eating. (We're talking a daily limit of three teaspoons of any kind of fat -- butter, olive oil or what have you; coconut oil is banned outright.) While of course staying healthy is the most important thing, i'm hoping for her sake that she doesn't have to exist on poached chicken breasts and plain rice forever.

I would like to cook her a delicious, pleasure-filled dinner worthy of a gourmand but all the low-fat cookbooks I see are ... well, kind of cheesy. My favorite recent cookbooks were "Chocolate & Zucchini" and Nancy Silverton's "A Twist of the Wrist"; I just read "Julie and Julia" and was considering trying some classic French cooking, but that's definitely out. I'm not really down with Sandra Lee, Betty Crocker or packaged/processed foods.

Any favorite low-fat recipes or cookbook suggestions out there? Any ideas are much appreciated.

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