Synopses & Reviews
The Food Network's newest star, Chef Kathleen Daelemans, is living proof that great-tasting food and dramatic weight loss can go hand in hand. A decade ago, she was unexpectedly chosen to become head chef of one of the world's most luxurious spas in Hawaii. One problem: she weighed 205 pounds and was a size 22 not exactly an advertisement for the joys of low-fat eating.
But Kathleen wasn't about to give up her love of food, and she set out to create a cuisine she could be proud of. Her ground rules were simple. Every dish had to satisfy. Pleasure must rule. No one should have to weigh or measure food. And the "d" word was banned unless the "d" stood for outrageously delicious.
Spa guests, movie stars, recording artists, sports figures, and supermodels flocked to the restaurant's tables. Critics from the New York Times, Esquire, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, and the Los Angeles Times raved. Kathleen herself lost seventy-five pounds.
Now, in this book, Chef Kathleen shares her sassy philosophy and the secrets of her weight-loss success story while giving you the tools to make healthy changes for yourself. Falling in love with her food is easy, with recipes like Split-Roasted Chicken and Potatoes, Buttermilk Baked Onion Rings, Sesame Ginger Shrimp, Green Beans with Lemon and Parmesan, and Dark Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake, and the book is packed with shortcut tips, comments from real people, and suggestions for transforming one meal into a second, equally delicious one. With Cooking Thin, the journey to vitality starts now.
"[I]t's...hard not to fall in love with [Chef Kathleen's] sassy conversational tone, her genuine warmth and encouragement...and her terrific recipes....[A] must-have for anyone who wants to eat healthily, and an invaluable kitchen companion that puts fun back into cooking." Publishers Weekly
"The author, who lost 75 pounds after she was hired as chef of a luxury spa in Hawaii, knows whereof she writes, and her empathy and humor make for a very appealing book." Library Journal
The newest addition to the Food Network with her popular show, "Cooking Thin, " Kathleen Daelemans is living proof that dramatic weight loss and great food can go together. Now, in "Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen, " she shares her sassy philosophy and her just-plain-good food with home cooks. 200 recipes.
Kathleen Daelemans's inspiring story is familiar to millions of readers and TV viewers. After creating a new cuisine for one of the world's most luxurious spas, the Grand Wailea, in Maui, Hawaii, she earned rave reviews from the New York Times, Bon Appétit, the Los Angeles Times, and Esquire. In the process, she herself lost 75 pounds, dropping all the way down from a size 22 to a trim and fit size 8. Now she tells how she did it, sharing tips and favorite recipes for her outrageously delicious food. Kathleen, who is a frequent contributor to NBC's Today Show, is also the author of Getting Thin and Loving Food!
About the Author
Chef Kathleen Daelemans is the host of Cooking Thin, a nationally broadcast weekly show on the Food Network. She founded Café Kula, a luxury spa restaurant at the Grand Wailea in Maui, Hawaii. She has been profiled in Family Circle, Shape, and Woman's World.
Table of Contents
Kathleen's 1-2-3 Guide to the Finish Line 1
Round Up the Tin Pan Bangers, the Spoon Lickers, the Chocolate Chins, and the Dirty Bibs, It's Time to Cook Thin! 63
Sandwiches, Pizzas, and Frittatas 115
Side Salads and Savory Slaws 141
Vegetable Sides 163
Pasta, Polenta, Beans, and Rice 201
Sauces, Condiments, and Other Really Cool Things You Ought to Make 239
Light Meals, Vegetarian Entrees, and Entree Salads 267