Lisa Lillien’s latest book, Hungry Girl to the Max! The Ultimate Guilt-Free Cookbook (St. Martin’s Griffin, $27.99), is a massive 650-recipe collection that is sure to please fans.
If you object to using any product that calls for fat-free/light/lite/reduced fat; prepared mixes and sauces; low or sugar-free ingredients; or egg substitute, this is not your type of cookbook.
The section called “Faux-Frys” uses crushed cereal for baking “fried” food. Other sections include burgers and fries, Chinese, “Comfortably Yum,” foil packs, oatmeal bowls, Mexican, pancakes and French toast, pasta, pizza, party foods, shakes and sweets.
The unique “Parfaits” section has layered recipes for breakfast and dinner plus the traditional desserts served in stemware.
— Holly Andres
Los Angeles Daily News