Healthy - Reviews and Opinions
Journal of the American Dietetic Association (October 1993)
“This is not your grandmother’s
cookbook,” says author Phyllis A. Milkon of
her book, Cooking Healthy with BCV’s Shortcuts. The 250 page cookbook,
published by Burgess Creative Ventures, offers 171 recipes designed
specifically for busy cooks who want time-saving shortcuts. Recipes,which
provide reduced amounts of fat, cholesterol, and sodium and use no refined
sugar, are organized into 10 tabbed sections: beverages, soups / mini
meals, salads / dressings, vegetables, poultry, fish, other main dishes,
sauces, desserts, and BCV’s shortcuts. Step-by-step instructions and
nutrient information are provided for each recipe. A chapter entitled
Nutrition Awareness offers basic information on nutrition guidelines.
"My family and friends enjoyed the recipes. It is
nice to be able to serve delicious food and not feel guilty about
Beverly K., RN, Yonkers, NY
"I enjoyed my role as tester and resident chemist. The
recipes are delicious and highly recommended."
Jan L., retired chemist, Bend, OR
"We both enjoyed the recipes and participating in the test
program. With our busy schedules and restricted diets, fast,
easy low-fat recipes are always welcome."
Lloyd & Nancy W., Auburn University, Montgomery, AL
"Recipes which are lower in fat, cholesterol
and sodium can be helpful in following
the nutrition guidelines for
prevention and control of heart disease, a major health
problem in Georgia."
Anne H., R.D., L.D., nutritionist, Savannah, GA
"The eggless Noodle Pudding Recipe was excellent. I use to
use eight eggs. What a difference!"
Sue P., RN critical care, Cheyenne, WY
"Looking forward to giving a copy of the
book to the chef at my retirement home so we all
can enjoy the recipes."
M. Marie J., Bend, OR
NOTE: At 87 Marie is Senior Taster. She
is diabetic and many recipes were designed for her.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the
recipes and recommend the book to those who want to
cook nutritious food that tastes great."
Faye S., Admin., Candler General Hospital, Savannah, GA
"In my world, computers come before cooking so I found
Cooking Healthy very useful. This book goes to
great lengths to provide clear, concise
instructions to guarantee your success."
Rosemary G., office mgr., NYC, NY
"This is the most interesting thing that
I've ever seen done to a zucchini.
Dick L., Bend, OR commenting on the Pizza-Style Zucchini Recipe.
"As a new cook, I found the recipes
easy. Also, I'm making new friends when I invite others over
to taste my good cooking."
Julie B., Bend, OR
"The Fish Chowder Recipe works well for
backpacking. I add a potato and some freeze dried
corn to my pack, then prepare the chowder over an open fire
with fresh caught fish."
Pastor Jack D., Tumalo, OR