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Book Review: New Dieter’s Cookbook – Low Calorie Home Cooking Edited by Heidi McNutt

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New Dieter’s Cookbook – Low Calorie Home Cooking from Better Homes and Gardens, edited by Heidi McNutt, is an excellent source of low calorie and low sodium recipes for health-conscious consumers. The author presents some very interesting low cal main dishes centering on such staples as beef, lamb, veal, poultry, salads, and fish.

The preparations are easy to understand and pictures amplify the book’s cooking instructions. Each meal is depicted with a calorie count, as well as portion control for strict dieters.

The book covers cooking preparations for a plethora of desserts like strawberry yogurt pudding and pumpkin raisin drops. A typical granola bar is made with oats, apple, wheat germ, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla. Cooking time is under an hour. Herbs like anise or even cinnamon may be substituted for sugar. Stevia is another good sugar substitute for dieters and people counting sugar grams. The granola bar weighs in at just 180 calories.

The book includes a number of very tasty main courses. Examples are sweet and sour fish (160 calories), spinach stuffed sole (180 calories), deep sea kabobs (250 calories), and fish with cucumber sauce (120 calories).

New Dieter’s Cookbook – Low Calorie Home Cooking is a dream come true for weight-conscious consumers or people who must count sugar calories or the cholesterol content of food. Diabetics can utilize this book; however, substitutions must be made for sugar, and portion control is required for carbohydrates. Major changes to one’s diet should always be discussed with medical providers.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.