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Looneyspoons: Low-fat food made fun! Paperback – Sep 24 1996


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  • Paperback: 187 pages
  • Publisher: Granet Publishing Inc; Edition Not Stated edition (Sept. 24 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0968063101
  • ISBN-13: 978-0968063101
  • Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 21.3 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Over 150 Outrageously delicious low-fat recipes! --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Bestselling authors and sisters Janet and Greta Podleski quit their jobs, sold their possessions, and went for 14 months without income to write Looneyspoons. Since then, they have helped nearly a million readers adopt a healthier lifestyle by presenting sensational low-fat recipes with a sense of humor. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Dec 20 2004
Format: Paperback
I bought this book on a recommendation from a friend and I am glad I did! The meals in this book are delicious and I feel good eating them since I know they are so healthy. The baked goods are delicious, I'm a university student and my friends go crazy when I tell them I've made "Bananaberry Bombs"! I'm definetly going to purchase Crazy Plates to expand my receipe collection. However the only bad thing I can say about the book is that I found it not very conducive to a student budget since some recipes require a fair amount of ingredients. Overall though it is a fabulous book and I highly recommend it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cathleen on Nov. 5 2001
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I'm one of those cookbook collectors, who owns dozens of beautiful, pristine, read but unused cookbooks. But Looneyspoons (along with it's 'sequel' Crazy Plates and of course Joy of Cooking) is the book on my shelf with the most folded, spattered, tattered, scribbled-on pages, because it is truly one of the books I go back to again and again for reliable recipes that are great and reliable.
The fact that all the recipes are low-fat is just a wonderful bonus that I forget about most of the time. Look for brownies, stews, wonderful pastas, breads, salads, and a wide selection of meat dishes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Scott on April 15 2001
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This book, and its companion Crazy Plates, are fantastic. Partly with the help of these two books, I have been able to lose 73 pounds since last Christmas (OK, I had a lot to lose! :)) The recipes are more delicious than I thought possible - even preferable to "regular" recipies!
My favorite from this book is the outstanding breakfast omelette recipe. It tastes great, and is extremely simple to make. I could not believe how much of this dish I could eat and still stay legal!
A nice feature of the book is that every recipe has the fat and calorie information listed clearly at the bottom by portion. Take it from a big eater, the portions are generous. We have even lowered the fat and calorie content of several of the dishes in the book ourselves, substituting things like fat free chicken broth instead of standard chicken broth, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Free for butter, egg substitutes for eggs, and black tiger shrimp (less fat and calories) for regular pink shrimp.
Even though I have lost 73 pounds, I have a good bit more to go, with maintenance after that. This book will have a welcome place in our kitchen for years to come!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 25 2005
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I bought this book when it first came out. I've made just about every single recipe in this book and its successor, Crazy Plates. I have a huge recipe book collection, but it's the book I go back to every time. Whenever I serve anything from this book to friends or co-workers, after they rave about the food they say "It's from the book with the crazy name, isn't it?" Simply the best cookbook ever!
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I think the person that said this cookbook is tasteless is completely out to lunch .... must be a heavy smoker LOL! I've had this cookbook for 3 yrs now and was so blown away by it that I also bought Crazy Plates and Eat, Shrink and Be Merry. Looney Spoons is my very favorite cookbook of all time thus far (and I've got so many books and recipes I can't count them all)! ES&BM comes in a close 2nd and Crazy Plates comes in 3rd .... but they're my top books so that's pretty darn good! I have been bodybuilding for 26 years and also do personal weight training and these are the books I recommend to my students who also rave about them! These Canadian girls know what they're writing about and I will definitely buy any other cookbooks they may put out. They are truly AWESOME!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Korpics on Sept. 23 2012
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enjoying all the wonderful healthy recipes in this book. Plan to use it often
and to be enjoyed in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Carrey on June 6 2011
Format: Paperback
Even years and years after it came out, I still love this cookbook.

The reasons are simple:

* It's visually stimulating - while there are few pictures of finished dishes (fewer things to compare myself to with a groan of self defeat), there are amusing anecdotes, factoids, cartoons and tips.

* It's Canadian. FInally, a cook book that doesn't call for a bunch of ingredients never sold north of the 49th parallel.

* it's generally all simple and straightforward ingredients and preparation. While you may not wow the prospective business partner with your European-acquired skills in cookery by using LooneySpoons, you'll find solid recipes that are (a) accessible, (b) adaptable and (c) you can pronounce them with something approaching confidence.

It's not the cookbook to use when you want to take some culinary risk, or to embark on adventures in gourmand-y, but it's a good start for some healthy, easily prepared and tasty dishes. Note: this is a great starting cookbook for young adults about to strike out on their own. Heck, it not only has a recipe for homemade mac and cheese, it provides tips on making the boxed variety less.... well, prefabbed.

Two spoons up!
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I wrote a review of this great cookbook in April when I had lost 73 pounds, using this book among other things. I just wanted to update everyone that I am still with the diet, eating 2-3 of these recipes for dinner each week, and now have lost a total of 142 pounds. I still have a few more to go, so I'm sticking with it. This book will make maintenance much easier - it has lots of great tasting and easy to prepare ideas that we have used to create our own dishes as well.
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