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Mexican Light: Healthy Cuisine for Today's Cook Paperback – Oct 1 2006

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 223 pages
  • Publisher: Univ of North Texas Pr; Bilingual edition (Oct. 1 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574412183
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574412185
  • Product Dimensions: 25.6 x 1.2 x 20.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
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About the Author

Kris Rudolph is a native of Houston and owner of the restaurant El Buen Cafe in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she lives. She also runs culinary tours and teaches Mexican cooking classes, as well as a workshop called "Salsa and Salsa," which combines dancing and cooking classes.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A compendium of fifty delicious recipes Jan. 4 2007
By Midwest Book Review - Published on
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"Mexican Light: Healthy Cuisine For Today's Cook" by Kris Rudolph (owner of the El Buen Café in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico), is a bi-lingual cookbook that features a compendium of fifty delicious recipes that are presented side-by-side on facing pages with Spanish on the left and English on the right The focus is on pre-Columbian Mexican cuisine that was low in fat and high in fiber and vitamins. Ranging from appetizers to after-dinner refreshers, each palate pleasing, appetite satisfying dish not only includes the ingredients and the preparation instructions, but the number of calories, amounts of total fat and saturated fat, grams of carbohydrates, and amount of fiber. Low-fat and low-carbohydrate alternatives 9as well as ways to vary the degree of spiciness) are also provided. From Chayote and Chile Poblano Soup; Green Salad with Jicama, Manco, and Cucumber; and Chicken with Tomatillo Cilantro Salsa; to Beef in Avocado Salsa; Cauliflower with Spicy Tomatoes; and Amaranth Water, "Mexican Light" is an ideal and highly recommended culinary resource for diet conscious kitchen cooks wanting their friends and family to eat healthy while eating Mexican.
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes it is just necessary... Dec 20 2013
By S. Crangle - Published on
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A great gift for the friend that loves Mexcian but has to cut back because they always eat out and are putting on weight and are sad about it. You know who they are, and you know when it is you. Good and approachable recipes.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars JUST LIKE IT USED TO BE, MUCH HEALTHIER NOW! April 3 2007
By Marty Martindale - Published on
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Healthy Cuisine for Today's Cook

By Kris Rudolph

Rudolph points out in Mexican Light that Pre-Columbian Mexican cuisine was not high in fat and low in fiber. In her book she brings her readers more into line with early cooking and offers her text in Spanish as well as English on opposite pages. Progressing through the book, the author expands on her views, covers basic Mexican ingredients, then goes on to assist with helpful information on the many chiles available to us.

Here are the ingredients in some of Rudolph's well-thought-out recipes designed to be delicious Mexican yet light for our health's sake.

* Roasted Garlic Soup with Spinach and Chicken: includes tomatoes and eggs

* Chicken Vegetable Consomme: contains broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, carrots, onion, lime juice and Serrano chiles

* Chunky Pico de Gallo: white onion, tomatoes, Serrano chiles, avocados, cilantro and lime juice.

* Roasted Cactus Salad: Nopales, tomatoes, onion, garlic, chile and lime.

* Green Salad with Jicama, Mango and Cumcumber: She uses toasted, slivered almonds in this salad.

* Vegetable and Goat Cheese Chiles Rellenos: calls for mushrooms, bell pepper, zucchini, red onion, tomato corn and spices.

* Chicken Tinga: onion, garlic, tomato, oregano and chipotle chiles

* Pork Loin with Mango-Chipotle Salsa: roasts these together with green onions, lime juice and cilantro

* Cauliflower with Spicy Tomatoes: garlic, onion, jalapeno pepper, green olives, capers, lime juice and parsley

* Green Beans a la Mexicana: a simple concoction of garlic, olive oil, tomatoes and cilantro

* Vegetable-Stuffed Chayote: onion, red bell pepper, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, cilantro, oregano and Manchego cheese

* Mango Mousse: calls for lime juice, nutmeg, cinnamon, whipping cream and vanilla

Mexican Light ends with Rudolph pulling it all together with some exciting dinner party menus. She also offers suggestions for which items can be prepared early and how early.

Review by Marty Martindale ©2006, Largo FL
4.0 out of 5 stars Great concept! March 22 2012
By Robert C. Boyer - Published on
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We learned of this book while visiting Sam Miguel de Allende, Mexico but ending up buying it through Amazon when we returned home. While we haven't used the recipes yet, we intend to use them and know we need to cook light. It is the best book we know about on this subject!
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Recipes Mom Can Enjoy Jan. 28 2014
By Brandy Ramirez - Published on
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I bought this as a Christmas gift to my mom, and she loved it! She has diabetes and high blood pressure, and we are working hard to get her diet under control. This cook book offers great alternatives for cooking Mexican dishes.