Synopses & Reviews
Her inspiring story is familiar to millions of TV viewers. A decade ago, Kathleen Daelemans was unexpectedly drafted to be the head chef of a spa cafe frequented by movie stars, rock stars, and sports superstars. One problem a big one: Chef Kathleen weighed 205 pounds and was a size 22. Refusing to sacrifice her love of food to lose weight, she invented a cuisine that earned raves from Esquire
, the New York Times
, Bon Appetit
, and the Los Angeles Times
. Kathleen herself lost more than 75 pounds, and her show on the Food Network
, the station's first and only diet show, became a smash hit.
In Getting Thin and Loving Food!, Kathleen returns, with more than 200 super-simple recipes that put flavor first, plus hundreds of culinary and motivational secrets to help you achieve your healthiest weight while keeping you "Henry-the-Eighth happy and satisfied." From pleasurable power breakfasts like Oatmeal-Orange Raisin Bars, to meals like Cashew Chicken, Skirt Steak Fajitas, Thai Shrimp, and Stir-Fried Ginger Pork, to sumptuous desserts like Dark Chocolate Souffle Cake and Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse, Kathleen's food combines down-to-earth practicality with vibrant flavors. Crammed with candid advice, task-oriented tips, and success stories from Kathleen's many fans, Getting Thin and Loving Food! gives you everything you need to jumpstart your new lifestyle and keep you motivated and laughing along the way.
"[S]imple, fresh, and appealing low-calorie recipes, along with words of wisdom and support for her many fans." Library Journal
Her inspiring success story is familiar to millions of TV viewers. Kathleen Daelemans was unexpectedly drafted to be the head chef of a spa café frequented by movie stars, rock stars, and sports superstars. One big problem: at the time, Chef Kathleen weighed 205 pounds and was a size 22. Refusing to sacrifice her passion for food to lose weight, she invented a cuisine everyone loved, earning raves from Esquire, the New York Times, Bon Appétit, and the Los Angeles Times. She herself lost more than 75 pounds. Her show on the Food Network, the station"s first and only diet show, became a sensation.
Are You Skinny Yet? Me Neither! is for all food lovers who don"t want to give up up fabulous meals in their quest for skinnier waistlines. Kathleen provides 200 simpler-than-ever, flavor-revved recipes.
From Cashew Chicken to Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse, the dishes combine Pacific Rim flavors, simplicity, and down-to-earth practicality. Crammed with candid advice, success-story letters from Kathleen"s fans, FAQs about cooking and weight loss, and e-mail tips from viewers, Are You Skinny Yet? Me Neither! is a cookbook with plus-size personality that will make readers laugh as they lose weight.
About the Author
Chef Kathleen Daelemans is the host of Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen, a nationally broadcast weekly show on the Food Network. She is a regular contributor to The Today Show. Her weekly newspaper column, "Ask Chef Kathleen," is syndicated across the Gannett Wire Service.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1
Make the Commitment: Your Body Is Your Temple.
You Wanna Live There or in a Warehouse? 11
Motivation: Itand#8217;s in There. And You Donand#8217;t Even Have to Dig to the Back of Your Closet to Get It. 19
Accountability: Exercise Your Abilities.
Count Your Rewards. 33
Support: Task-Oriented Weight-Loss Secrets 43
KDand#8217;s Cupboards Exposed and a Whole Lot More 53
MINI-MAX MEALS: Minimum Input, Maximum Satisfaction Guaranteed 63
Meals for Nights When Theyand#8217;re Getting the Best of You 65
Pajama Meals: When You Have the Time to Cook and Want to Play 123
It Tastes Just Like Chicken, Honey: Barely-Any-Meat Meals 161
The Queen RSVPed! Little Plates, Appetizers, and Lunches Suitable for Royalty 203
Breakfast for Kings 243
Quick Sides 259
Sauces, Salsas, and Condiments: Really Cool Things You Ought to Make 285
Fruit and Chocolate 297 Index 325