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The naked foods cookbook : the whole-foods, healthy-fats, gluten-free guide to losing weight & feeling great.
Publication Information:
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., c2012.
Physical Description:
xii, 265 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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Book 641.302 FLO 1 1
Book 641.302 FLO 1 1

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Why go out to eat? Cooking at home is easy, healthy, delicious, and affordable--and with the right techniques and ingredients, preparing a home-cooked meal can be quicker than picking up take-out. Cook Naked, the anticipated follow-up cookbook to Margaret Floyd's Eat Naked, shows readers how they can create whole, organic, and fresh naked meals that maximize the natural nutritional value of food. Unlike commercially available prepared foods and restaurant dishes, naked meals contain no harmful additives, preservatives, or empty-calorie fillers. Because cooking naked is well-suited to people who need energy for busy lifestyles, this cookbook is organized around the time it takes for readers to prepare each type of dish: in a rush recipes take ten minutes or less, every day recipes take twenty minutes or less, and an impress the neighbors section offers more time-intensive recipe selections. Readers who seek to control the quality of ingredients and nutrients in their food will turn to this cookbook time and time again for affordable, naturally delicious meals they can feel good about eating and serving to others.

Author Notes

Margaret Floyd is a certified nutritional therapy practitioner and healing foods specialist. She is also certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She has a thriving private practice in Los Angeles, CA. Visit her at
James Barry is a graduate of the National Gourmet Institute of Health and Culinary Arts in New York. He has worked as a private chef for celebrities and is founder of Wholesome2Go, a food delivery company currently serving the Los Angeles area.

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Library Journal Review

This helpful book provides everything readers need to put nutritional therapist Floyd's food principles-first presented in her debut, Eat Naked: Unprocessed, Unpolluted, and Undressed Eating for a Healthier, Sexier You-into practice. With chef and nutritional consultant Barry, she encourages readers to trade junk and convenience foods for unpolluted, minimally processed, and ethically produced (i.e., "naked") alternatives. Their first two chapters cover budget-saving staples like stocks, dairy-free milks, condiments, and cultured dairy. Other recipes (e.g., Eggplant Basil Salad, Noodle-Less Lasagna, Rustic Vegan Muffins) aren't always gourmet, but they're straightforward and nutritious. VERDICT Recommended for readers looking for a healthy eating guide that does not involve calorie counting. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Let's Talk Shop
1 Introduction to Eating Nakedp. 4
2 In the Naked Kitchenp. 10
3 Naked Cooking Techniquesp. 21
4 Better Than Naked Food-Preparation Techniquesp. 29
Part 2 Let's Get Cooking
5 Basicsp. 40
6 Better Than Nakedp. 62
7 Breakfastsp. 75
8 Salads and Sidesp. 95
9 Sauces, Dressings, and Dipsp. 130
10 Soups and Stewsp. 155
11 Entréesp. 170
12 Sweet and Savory Snacksp. 204
13 Dessertsp. 229
Appendix A One-Week Naked Menusp. 247
Appendix B Eat Naked Food Tablesp. 250
Referencesp. 255
Indexp. 257