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Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health [Paperback]

Liz Pearson , Marilyn Smith
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Book Description

Jan. 1 2010

Be healthy, eat well and indulge your sweet tooth.

Several years ago, registered dietitian Liz Pearson and home economist Mairlyn Smith developed The Ultimate Healthy Eating Plan.

This best-selling book provided guidance for optimal health and the prevention of diseases including cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health is a welcome follow-up book about disease-fighting powerhouse foods. The authors describe how often to eat these foods and in what quantities. Filled with great tips for eating on the run, dining out and snacking wisely, the book combines the 50 best recipes from the first book with 90 new ones all nutrition-packed and fabulous. Here are some examples:

  • Orange avocado black bean salsa salad
  • Jamaican spiced marinade for pork tenderloin
  • Wild blueberry muffins with lemon-zest topping
  • The ultimate healthy chocolate treat.

This is an eating plan that's smart and healthy -- and filled with delicious choices, including chocolate.


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Healthy food messages pop off the pages in easy-to-read highlights.... [plus] valuable cooking tips ... and a seven-day meal plan. (Fran Berkoff Canadian Living 2007-07-01)

[An] impeccably researched, balanced take on healthy eating. But I would buy it just for the recipes. (Marion Kane Toronto Star 2007-04-14)

Smith puts her healthy tips on your table with 100 fast, appealing and, of course, good-for-you recipes. (Rose Schwartz, RD Homemaker's 2007-09-00)

Packed with nutritional information along with more than 100 recipes.... [and] lots of tips on weight reduction. (Julian Armstrong, CanWest Harbour City Star (Nanaimo) 2007-05-09)

Good, solid information, enjoyable to read.... recipes are not only nutritious but full of good flavours, and are totally doable. (Jennifer MacKenzie Peterborough Examiner 2007-02-14)

You just want to get into the kitchen and make any of [these] super nutritious and delicious dishes. (Shelley Boettcher Calgary Herald 2007-02-22)

A cookbook and nutritional resource guide... packed with helpful health facts and deliciously nutritious recipes. (Alive: Guide to Natural Health 2008-01-00)

About the Author

Liz Pearson is a registered dietitian, a nutrition columnist and the author of When in Doubt Eat Broccoli, But Leave Some Room for Chocolate. She lives in Toronto.

Mairlyn Smith is a home economist who wrote Lick the Spoon and was part of the Second City comedy troupe. She lives in Toronto.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great April 26 2007
Format:Paperback
I purchased this book with the expectation that it would be a "go-to" cookbook. It is not going to fill that role!

The typeface is orange and black. Orange for the sidebars; OK, but orange for the measurements - much too hard to read while you are trying to follow a recipe.

The phrase "what the heck is ....." appears more often in this book than I can stand.

The authors are competent and well qualified to research and write a cookbook. They are NOT well qualified to produce humour. Their attempts are annoying, to say the least and are a distraction from the important content of the book.

I gave it 3 stars and not 2 because the content is well detailed and is important information for those interested in good health.

I will have to work hard to glean the message from this text. The recipes I have tried so far are good; I will try more. This book will not remain in my home for its culinary creativity but rather for its nutrition information.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I have this book as well as the first one they wrote and the recipes are so easy and best of all so tasty. The recipes are so easy to make and require very few ingredients and preparation. The information in the start of the book is easy to follow and very thorough. Mairlyn's great recipes and sense of humor throughout the recipe section will keep you laughing as you cook. The recipes make just enough for a family or a household of one or two, so no throwing out food gone bad from huge volumes. It's the best cookbook I have ever had.

If you want to eat healthfully, with ease and fantastic food, you have to get this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the money-excellent book Feb. 9 2009
Format:Paperback
I saw one of the authors, Liz Pearson, speak at a seminar and found her talk interesting and informative without being pushy or advertising. I bought the book after the talk for my spouse who found the book to be excellent. The recipes are easy to follow, the information is relevant and informative and we have recommended it to many friends. The recipes that we have tried were easy, healthy and really good tasting. Some of them give tips on how to find vegetables you may not be familar with, some have the ingredients in the order of preparation with tip of how they prepared for easy preparation, one has what to do with left over ingredients like the big can of pumpkin or if the recipe is kid friend. The kid friendly part depends on the kid and their age, we found. It is the one book and cookbook that we are both using the most of and would have paid the full cover price if had to and found it worth it.

Nice to find a cookbook by qualified people, with nutritional information and is fun to use.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy For Heart & Health April 30 2007
Format:Paperback
When my doctor recently told me I had high blood pressure and had to lose weight, I freaked out and then decided I had to do something about my eating habits. This book was the one that made the most sense and is helping me to live a healthy life. It has made cooking fun and easy, and is giving me the impetus to eat healthy and nutritiously. I love it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MEDICINE WITH CHOCOLATE! April 30 2007
Format:Paperback
Mairlyn and Liz have put together a virtual bible of nutritional information that should be like dry wafers to digest. Luckily that's just not the case. The warmth, humour and sharing of life stories makes it logical easy-reading. Speaking as a previously cooking-challenged Boomer, I can attest to the following: the recipes are easy and accessible, the ingredients are readily available in any grocery store, the timely nutritional information packed into every page has started radical changes in our daily eating habits and in those of our extended family as well. All that and some good laughs too - thank goodness these women can deliver the 'medicine' but "don't forget the chocolate"!
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