Synopses & Reviews
Acclaimed natural foods chef Meredith McCarty brings together simple recipes for pies, cobblers, cakes, cookies, sorbets, and fresh-fruit desserts that are both healthful and delicious. Using fresh fruit, whole-grain flours, natural sweeteners, and light vegetable oils, the recipes range from home-spun classics to spectacular newcomers, including blackberry cobbler, chocolate-pecan bourbon bundt cake, peach and cherry pie, lemon-walnut tea cake, fresh plum galette, raspberry sorbet, orange-ginger oatmeal crunch cookies, fresh strawberry compote with orange-ginger syrup, and many more.
Sweet and Natural is a must-have resource for anyone who wants or needs to eliminate unwanted fat, refined sugar, and cholesterol-and celebrate good health with great desserts.
"[Meredith McCarty's] material is excellent-informative (I learned a lot!), thorough, and very readable." --Rebecca Wood, award-winning author of The Splendid Grain
"Meredith McCarty demonstrates that low-fat vegan cooking can be both delicious and nutritious. Some of these recipes are low fat and to be enjoyed heartily." --Dean Ornish, M.D., author of Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease and Everyday Cooking with Dr. Dean Ornish
"Lucky us! Armed with decades of experience in natural foods cooking, Meredith McCarty has risen to the considerable challenge of creating great vegan desserts and has given us hundreds of memorable ways to celebrate her sweet victory." --Lorna Sass, author of The New Soy Cookbook
Natural foods chef Meredith McCarty's latest collection brings together easy, irresistible recipes for cookies, pies, cobblers, sorbets, and other desserts that use no sugar, milk, butter, or eggs but deliver great flavor--recipes that are perfect for anyone looking for a healthier alternative to traditional desserts. 8-page color insert.
About the Author
has been a vegan natural foods chef, instructor, speaker, and consultant for more than twenty-five years. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her previous book is Fresh from a Vegetarian Kitchen.