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The Enlightened Kitchen:
Eat Your Way to Better Health

More and more people nationwide are adopting plant-based diets­either part of the time or all of the time­as a way to stay healthy, lower cholesterol, and lose weight. The Enlightened Kitchen offers readers more than 175 recipes that make it easier­and tastier­than ever to eliminate the high-fat, cholesterol-laden free-radical producing ingredients found in traditional Western meals. Oser reveals how to use alternative ingredients to make such crowd pleasers as Cranberry Banana Bread, Spinach Artichoke Dip, and Savory Sausage Lasagna.

"Now that the evidence favoring the health value of a plant based diet is becoming so overwhelming, it is time to provide some straightforward 'how-to' books and recipes. For the sake of your palate, I highly recommend Marie Oser's book!"
-T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Project Director: China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and Health Project Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell University

"The Enlightened Kitchen will help bring you and your family into the 21st century -- well informed about the importance of plant-based nutrition, and in excellent health. Marie Oser continues her tradition of bringing you the very best in healthful vegetarian cooking."
-John McDougall, MD, Internist, Author, Lecturer

"With her detailed knowledge of nutrition combined with unequal expertise in the kitchen, Marie Oser has compiled a sensible guide for health that is also a treasury of delicious recipes."
­Neal Barnard, MD, author of Turn off the Fat Genes, President, Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

"If you love to cook, you will find here recipe after recipe to stimulate your creativity and expand your repertoire. If, of the other hand, cooking has always seemed to you to be a necessary evil, prepare to have your horizons expanded and your orientation shifted, because these recipes are fun to create, and even more fun to eat."
-John Robbins, author of The Food Revolution- and founder, EarthSave International

"Marie Oser has done it again! Her recipes are to be enjoyed and her message taken to heart: to protect and support your health, begin moving toward a more plant-based diet today."
-Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH,MS, RD author of Being Vegetarian for Dummies

"I've heard Marie Oser referred to as the vegan Martha Stewart, and I have to agree that she has indeed turned the meatless kitchen into an extraordinary and delicious experience. Oser knows her stuff."
-Gerald Etter, Food Editor, Philadelphia Inquirer



Soy of Cooking

Easy-to-Make, Vegetarian, Low-Fat, Fat-Free, and Antioxiadant-Rich Gourmet Recipes

Soyfoods are hot! Researchers at the National Cancer Institute have found that soyfoods are rich in anticarcinogens, and recent findings show that substances found exclusively in soybeans can lower cholesterol and help prevent disease. Numerous studies attest to the role soyfoods can play in preventing many forms of cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis, and in controlling diabetes. In 1995 alone, more than 300 scientific papers were published attributing potent cancer-fighting characteristics to genistein, a powerful compound in soybeans. Heart disease is still the #1 killer in this country, and no one disputes the fact that elevated cholesterol levels sharply increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. At the same time, an impressive amount of research has shown the eating soyfoods can dramatically lower cholesterol levels in the blood.

Soy of Cooking is your guide to preparing delicious gourmet recipes that will help you incorporate nutrient rich soyfoods into your diet. Using over 30 new and traditional soyfoods, this innovative cookbook shows how to combine creative techniques and easy-to-find soyfoods to make 172 dishes, from appetizer to dessert, all with five grams of fat or less!

There is a guide to useful cooking techniques, tips on using spices, comprehensive nutrient analysis for each recipe, and soyfood exchange information. Marie Oser shows you how to put the goodness of soy into every course of every meal with Soy of Cooking.

Here is a sample of what many prominent and well-respected authors, medical and nutrition professionals have to say about Soy of Cooking:

"A myriad of ways to make soy delicious and nutritious"
- Dean Ornish, M.D., author of "Everyday Cooking with Dr. Dean Ornish"

"For those who think soy-based vegetarian cooking is less than gourmet, think again! Soy of Cooking is full of excellent recipes that taste superb and are made from ingredients that are readily available"
- John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America and Reclaiming Our Health

"The recipes are familiar enough to become instant successes in your home, yet sensational enough to be served in 5-star restaurants."
- John McDougall, M.D. Director of The McDougall Program at St. Helena's Hospital, Deer Park, CA and author of The New McDougall Cookbook



More Soy Cooking

Here's what the experts have to say about Marie's latest book:

More Soy Cooking offers a wealth of delicious traditional dishes that health-conscious cooks can enjoy. Whether you are looking to lighten your menu, or perhaps, are in transition to a plant-based diet these delectable dishes will satisfy even the most committed carnivore. For vegetarian and vegan alike the opportunity to add variety and texture to their diet is enhanced by Marie's gourmet approach to plant-based cuisine. Fiber-rich and cholesterol-free, these dishes have an abundance of phytochemicals derived from legumes, grains, vegetables and fruits. This book will provide you with a real opportunity to regain lost health and appearance, and add functional, enjoyable, years to your life.
-- John A. McDougall, M.D. Director of The McDougall Program, St. Helena Hospital, Napa Valley, CA and the author of the series of McDougall books on medicine, nutrition, and healing.

More Soy Cooking is a wonderful follow-up to Soy of Cooking. You'll learn to make your favorite traditional meals more healthful and delicious with soy. Nutritious recipes like these can help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease by cutting the fat and cholesterol and providing a rich supply of anti-oxidants. So eat well and feel great cooking these great dishes! This is a beautifully written treasure chest of wonderful recipes.
-- Neal Barnard, M.D. President of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington, DC

When it comes to creating traditional style-meals using healthy ingredients--and making it all come out fantastic--More Soy Cooking is the answer.
-- John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America, and founder of EarthSave International.

Marie Oser's More Soy Cooking adds a valuable resource to any cookbook collection. The introduction highlights the scientific basis for a nutritional program that helps prevent and reverse many diseases and tells us what we need to know about how to use the right foods. The nutrition discussion is clearly and pleasantly presented with much helpful information. With much for the experienced chef, this book is also a basic primer for a person beginning a healthier lifestyle.
-- Neal Pinckney, Ph.D, Director of The healing Heart Foundation and author of The Healthy Heart Handbook