The NEW Food Processor Bible: 30th Anniversary Edition       
The NEW Food Processor Bible: 30th Anniversary Edition (Whitecap) [Interviews] [Reviews] [Blogs]

You don't have to be Jewish to discover the joy, not the "oy," of processing! 

Whether you are a new reader or an old fan, you'll love this updated, revised, expanded edition of my best-selling cookbook, The Food Processor Bible, itself an update of The Pleasures of your Food Processor. Both of these are now out of print.

There aren't any photos and it isn't in a binder with tabs - sorry! However, with 115 recipes that were added when I did the Food Processor Bible in 2002 plus another 65 new recipes in this anniversary edition, that makes 180 additional recipes compared to the original yellow cookbook, enough to make a brand new cookbook on its own! 

This updated edition of a well-loved kitchen classic includes:

Nutritional info for each recipe. 
Lighter variations for many of the recipes; many lower-sodium, lower-fat, lower-carb options. 
65 new recipes, including many gluten-free baked goods that taste as good as the real thing!
Extensive information about the features of the new generation of food processors (but all my recipes will still work in both old or new models). 
Baby food section with lots of tips on making your own baby food. "Sneaky processor tips" to get kids to eat more veggies. 
Slow cooker methods in the meat chapter; tips for adapting soups to the slow cooker in the soup chapter 

My goal is to make cooking easier and faster for today's busy families. There are time-saving tips, tricks and processing techniques, substitutions, freezing, reheating and microwave hints, plus information on food safety.

Because of my culinary background, there are many traditional Jewish dishes for today's Kosher (or not) cook. However, you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy them! You'll also find a variety of ethnic recipes from the cuisines of the world that provide an international flavour.

In addition to a separate Passover chapter, there is a comprehensive Passover index within the main index. Recipes that are suitable for Passover or that have a Passover variation are marked with an asterisk in the index.

With the help of your food processor, it's a snap to prepare food fast - instead of fast food - right in your own kitchen. Discover the joy - not the oy - of processing!

If you don't have a food processor, or you want to upgrade, Cuisinart has brought out a 1000-watt food processor with 14-cup work bowl and nesting 4-1/2- and 11-cup work bowls.

Visit Shop@Gourmania to check it out or buy it now!

To see the Cuisinart Food Processor in action: CLICK HERE

The NEW Food Processor Bible
30th Anniversary Edition
revised and updated

Whitecap Books, Toronto, Canada
ISBN 978-1770500280
CDN $29.95, paperback

The New Food Processor Bible by Norene Gilletz

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Vegetarian Recipes
Bruschetta

Broccoli Lentil Soup

Chickpea Chili

Hoisin Vegetable Stir-Fry

Broccoli Cheese Squares

Vegetable Kishka

Chocolate Tofu Mousse

Best Vegetable Dip

Super Coleslaw

Quick Couscous Salad

Recipes for the Jewish Holidays

Mom's Matzo Balls

Tri-Color Gefilte Fish Mold

Kreplach

Potato Knishes

Honey Apple Cake

Cranberry or Raisin Almond Challah

Chocolate Hamentaschen Kisses

Passover Lasagna

Homemade Matzo

Old Favorites

Hummous

Phony Minestrone

Super Roast Brisket

Sticky Chicky

Easy Potato Latkes

Cookie's Hot Milk Cheese
  Kugel

Pareve Chocolate Cake

Cinnamon Nut Rogelach

Easy Cheesecake

Sour Cream Tuna Quiche

Sugar Cookies

Reviews of
The Food Processor Bible

Review from the Al Dente Blog

Much ado about nothings
(Boston Globe)

 

     

Norene's Healthy Kitchen       
Food and Health professionals note: Three sample healthy recipes (Lentil Barley Soup, Eggplant Mock Pizzas and Chocolate Pudding for One) from Norene's Healthy Kitchen are available in this pdf three-fold brochure. Print on both sides of 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper.

Review from The Chicago Jewish Star

Review from The Jewish Book Council

Review from The Canadian Press / Metroland

Review from The Jerusalem Post

Review from ShalomBoston.com

Interview from the Winnipeg Free Press

Review from the Montreal Gazette

Review from The Orange County Register

Review from LeslieBeck.com

Review from Seattlepi.com

Review from Sue Epstein (Monster.ca)

Review from The Mercer Island Reporter

Review from The Orange County Register/Fullerton News Tribune

Taste-monials

From the blogs

The National Post Saturday, December 01, 2007
From Bonnie Stern's selection of this season's hot picks:  "
Norene's Healthy Kitchen, Norene Gilletz (Whitecap, $34.95) Everyone's favourite kosher cook has a new heart-healthy book that works for everyone."

Healthier food choices don't always mean that we need to sacrifice flavor for nutrition. Culinary expert Norene Gilletz proves that healthy cooking can be as nutritious as it is delicious in her latest cookbook, Norene's Healthy Kitchen. Packed with 600 fabulous recipes, the pages shine with Norene's passion for healthy kosher meals from around the world.

Norene's Healthy Kitchen bursts with tried-and-true chef's secrets, nutrition tips, and deliciously easy non-dairy, meat-free options fit for kosher and vegetarian diets. The recipes are great choices for heart-smart cooking, for those looking to lose weight, and for diabetic diets. They are also compatible with the Weight Watchers and South Beach diets.

The book features a buffet of exciting international flavors, and Norene has been careful to ensure that her recipes' ingredients can be found at local supermarkets. Her friendly voice and culinary expertise make it easy for home cooks to integrate diverse, healthy dishes in their busy lives.

Favorite dishes include:

Confetti Vegetable Strudel

Cool as Cucumber Soup

Lox and Bagel Cheese Strata

Spanakopita roll-ups

Chimichurri Chicken

Luscious Lemon Berry Mousse

Norene's Healthy Kitchen

Eat Your Way to Good Health

Whitecap Books
ISBN 978-1-55285-802-8
CDN $34.95, paperback

Norene's Healthy Kitchen by Norene Gilletz

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Sample Recipes

Pumpkin Hummus

Mini veggie latkes with smoked salmon and tzatziki

Smashed Potato Latkes

Two-way tzatziki

Chicken Yum-Yum

Herbed Roast Chicken

Pomegranate Chicken

Chicken Marvelosa

Garlic Roasted Carrots

Daphne's Famous Chutney Chicken

Grill 'n Chill Asparagus

Vidalia Onion Salad

Raspberry Vinaigrette

Couscous Mediterranean-Style

Couscous Moroccan Style

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Oatmeal Flax Cookies

Apples 'N Honey Cake

Decadent Marbled Cheesecake

Chocolate Pancakes

Apple-tastic Apple Muffins

Apple Pear Strudel

Split Pea & Portobello Mushroom Soup

Black Bean & Corn Soup

Quick Pea Soup

Curried Carrot & Cashew Soup

Three-Color Gefilte Fish

For the home cook looking for fresh, healthful spins on old and new favorites, the search stops with Norene's Healthy Kitchen.

Norene Gilletz is the leading author of kosher cookbooks in Canada. She is a culinary consultant, cooking teacher/lecturer, cookbook author, and freelance food writer, focusing on healthy cooking. Norene's Healthy Kitchen is her seventh cookbook.

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Highlights from the Reviews

With generous dollops of whimsy, enthusiasm, and expertise, Norene Gilletz helps both the novice and experienced cook dive into a healthier lifestyle... Susie Fishbein, author, Kosher by Design cookbook series [more]

Norene combines her renowned culinary skills with the latest food science (and a large dose of folksy common sense) to produce a wonderful cookbook... Rick Gallop, author, The G.I.Diet series; former president, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario [more]

... Norene's Healthy Kitchen will inspire readers to add variety to their diets and help them to develop life-long healthy eating regimes! Dana McCauley, food trend and cooking expert [more]

... These are heart-healthy, weight-loss friendly, diabetes-helpful, delicious recipes using easy-to-find ingredients. You need this book on your kitchen counter! Shirley O. Corriher, author, CookWise [more]

... Norene's Healthy Kitchen is a must for anyone adopting a lifestyle change for long-term health. Ronald Goldenberg, MD, FRCPC, FACE, Endocrinologist, LMC Endocrinology Centres, Toronto, Canada [more]

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie is so incredibly outstanding! We couldn’t get enough of it! I had to take the bowl off of the table and into the freezer or my daughter and I would have finished two pounds of ground turkey and four sweet potatoes. Many thanks once again for your recipes that are so tasty, healthy and easy to prepare.
Arna Cappe, a long time fan

Norene's Healthy Kitchen - Eat Your Way to Good Health
by Norene Gilletz

Published by: Whitecap Books
978-1-55285-802-8
CDN $34.95, paperback
8 x 9, 512 pages
colour photographs throughout

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Healthy Helpings

Please note that previous versions of this book were published in Canada under the title MealLeaniYumm!

Canada's leading Kosher cookbook expert comes to America!

Healthy Helpings by Norene Gilletz, was launched Jan. 27 - 29, 2004 in Los Angeles at KosherWorld, the international show for expanding Kosher markets. Healthy Helpings won "Best of Show" Award in the Cookbook category.

Hailed by renowned registered dietitian Lisa Drayer, M.A., R.D., CNN's nutrition expert, as "A delicious, nutritious compilation of recipes that every health conscious individual will savor!" Healthy Helpings is destined to become a staple in healthy kitchens across America.

In Healthy Helpings Norene bridges the gap between good health and good taste. Perfect for the health-conscious cook, the recipes in Healthy Helpings are designed with beginner and well-seasoned cooks in mind. Each recipe includes nutritional analysis perfect for those with health problems or those watching their weight. You will discover low-fat, high flavor dishes that are great for anyone. Even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy these delicious recipes.

Always keeping her motto that "food that is good for you should taste good!" in mind, Norene shares traditional favorites as well as simply irresistible recipes that will appeal to the eye and the palate.

Norene will even help you maintain a healthy diet during the High Holidays, Chanukah and Passover. Feasts are still filled with flavor, but the fat and calories have been slashed so you will be able to enjoy your festive favorites without guilt. There are even options available if you have vegetarians at your table. The recipes and cooking tips in Healthy Helpings follow Kashruth (law of keeping kosher) and the wide variety of recipes from various ethnic cuisines have been adapted to follow kosher dietary guidelines.

You'll love Cajun Chicken, Honey Garlic Meatballs, Sesame Salmon and No-Fry Potato Latkas. Enjoy delectable desserts such as Square Moon Cookies, Jumbleberry Crisp and Guilt-Free Chocolate Cake. Meatless dishes for full or part-time vegetarians include Easy Vegetarian Chili, Luscious Lentil Soup, Terrific Tofu Stir-Fry and Rainbow Tabbouleh. Passover pleasures include Manicotti, Passover Pizza and Mock Chopped Liver.

Healthy Helpings by Norene Gilletz
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Review by Monita Olive

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Healthy Helpings: 800 Fast & Fabulous Recipes for the Kosher (or not) Cook
Author: Norene Gilletz

Whitecap Books (2006)
CDN $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-55285-788-5

Sample Recipes

Homemade Apple Sauce

Glazed Apricot Carrots with Peppers

Low Fat Matzo Balls

Coke Brisket

Mini Cheesecakes

Special K Mandel Bread

No-Fry Latkes

Oven Roasted Vegetables

Split Pea and Barley Soup

Rainbow Tabbouleh Salad

Confetti Vegetable Kugel

Wonton Chips

Healthy Helpings is an excellent resource for cardiac patients, weight-watchers, diabetics or anyone with weight/health concerns.

Praise for Healthy Helpings

"Much more than a diet book, Healthy Helpings presents 800 enticing, easy-to-make, ethnically diverse recipes; nutritional tips and education sidebars; and even a useful pantry section that will help you live the lean, low-fat lifestyle without any sense of deprivation." Braiden Rex-Johnson, Cookbook Author, Food and Wine Columnist

"Feeling deprived, hungry, and tired of tasteless food? Norene Gilletz solves the dieting dilemma in her new title Healthy Helpings. There is something for everyone in these delicious, easy-to-make and healthy recipes. The book is loaded with choices for balanced eating. In addition, the recipes are so good (yet so good for you) they can be used for entertaining. In short, a fantastic health tool." Sheilah Kaufman, Cookbook Author, Food Writer, Cooking Teacher.

Healthy Helpings by Norene Gilletz is full of useful tips for the cook. Whether you're a novice in the kitchen or an experienced cook, you'll appreciate the wealth of practical information Norene provides on preparing nutritious, tasty meals with minimum time and effort. On every page, you feel that Norene is holding your hand in the kitchen. With each recipe she includes hints on reheating and freezing. I can't wait to try Norene's tempting Peanut Butter Pasta with Chicken, her Black Bean & Corn Casserole flavored with peppers and Dijon mustard, her Dill-icious Cottage Cheese Bread and her enticing Apple Streusel Oatmeal Muffins. Faye Levy, author, Feast from the Mideast  (HarperCollins) and 1,000 Jewish Recipes (Wiley)

MealLeaniYumm by Norene GilletzReview (with sample recipe!) by Monita Olive

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Please note that previous versions of this book were published in Canada
under the title MealLeaniYumm!

MealLeaniYumm! is out of print and has been replaced by Healthy Helpings. Different cover, different format, updated nutrient information, same delicious recipes! 

Reviews of MealLeaniYumm!

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The Food Processor Bible by Norene GilletzThe Food Processor Bible 
is now out of print. It has been replaced by The NEW Food Processor Bible, 30th Anniversary Edition

Thanks to everyone for your amazing support for 30 years!!! 

Pleasures of your Food Processor by Norene GilletzThe Pleasures of Your Food Processor

Over the past two decades, I have received many phone calls, letters and e-mails from all over the world thanking me for my recipes and letting me know how much joy The Pleasures of your Food Processor has given you. Thanks so much!

This book is now out of print.

With a new generation of cooks and a new generation of food processors, I felt that it was time to completely revise, update and expand my food processor cookbook. 

For a bite of history, check out The Chicago Jewish Star review from 1980 and their reminiscences from 2008.

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The Frequent Fiber Cookbook    
If you or a family member needs to be on a high fiber diet, The Frequent Fiber Cookbook is for you. High fiber diets relieve chronic constipation and other digestive complaints; may be associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer; lower your risk of diabetes and high cholesterol, and also aid with weight loss. The Frequent Fiber Cookbook is designed to provide you with hundreds of delicious ways to increase fiber in your meals without feeling like you're on an unappealing diet. Whether you are simply trying to meet the daily recommended requirements for fiber (14 - 28 grams per day) or, for medical reasons, need to be on a moderate to very high fiber diet (25 - 50 grams per day), this book can help you meet your goals and will become your go-to meal planner!

How much fiber makes a diet high in fiber, and how do you fit it all into the day? How does a high fiber diet affect your health? The Frequent Fiber Cookbook answers these questions and many more. You’ll learn the amount of fiber you need, tips for increasing fiber in the diet, shopping for high fiber cooking, ordering high fiber meals in a restaurant, and feeding children fiber-rich foods. Most important, you’ll find over 350 delicious, easy-to-prepare high fiber recipes and variations. It may seem daunting, but take heart: A higher-fiber diet—and better health—is easier than you think. 

The Frequent Fiber Cookbook by Norene Gilletz

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The Frequent Fiber Cookbook
by Norene Gilletz and Mandy Erikson

Published by: Your Health Press

ISBN-13: 978-1426925276

388 pages,  paperback

Norene Gilletz is a best-selling author of many specialty cookbooks in North America, including The Food Processor Bible, Healthy Helpings, Norene’s Healthy Kitchen, and The Low Iodine Diet Cookbook. Norene is a food consultant, food writer and columnist, cooking teacher and lecturer. She specializes in recipe makeovers for food-related websites, magazines, newspapers, cookbooks and the food service industry. Norene is a Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) with the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).

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The PCOS Diet Cookbook    

At last, the first dedicated low GI cookbook for North American women living with PCOS. Approximately one-third of women of reproductive age suffer from PCOS and need to follow the low glycemic index (GI) diet, a successful treatment for PCOS, either alone, or combined with medication. Containing over 300 delicious low GI recipes and variations by the culinary expert who’s been hailed “the Juila Child” of specialty cooking you’ll also find complete introductory chapters about PCOS, shopping and meal planning by a world renowned expert in PCOS, Dr. Nadir Farid. If you have PCOS, and are on the low GI diet, this cookbook will be a valuable addition to your kitchen. Low GI never tasted so good!

The PCOS Diet Cookbook
by Dr. Nadir R. Farid & Norene Gilletz

Published by: Your Health Press

309 pages,  paperback

Media contact: media@yourhealthpress.com

For more information visit www.yourhealthpress.com/book_PCOS.html

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Sample Recipes

Grilled Moroccan Salmon

Strawberry & Banana Frozen Yogurt

About the Authors

Dr. Nadir Farid is an internationally known endocrinologist with special interests in polycystic ovarian disease, diabetes and female infertility. He lives in England, where he runs a busy private practice, and is the President of the International Foundation for Biomedical Aging Research (based in Texas). He has trained many successful endocrinologists, internists and scientists, and has published over 469 articles, reviews and chapters. He also runs a biotech company where he has done basic research in several endocrine disorders, including the diagnosis and treatment of insulin resistance. He is co-author of The Low GI Guide to Managing PCOS. For more information about Dr. Farid, visit www.diagnosemefirst.com.

Norene Gilletz is a best-selling author of many specialty cookbooks in North America, including The Food Processor Bible, Healthy Helpings, Norene’s Healthy Kitchen, and The Low Iodine Diet Cookbook. Norene is a food consultant, food writer and columnist, cooking teacher and lecturer. She specializes in recipe makeovers for food-related websites, magazines, newspapers, cookbooks and the food service industry. Norene is a Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) with the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).

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The Low Iodine Diet Cookbook    
At last, LID recipes that are easy and delicious—by the woman critics hail as the “Julia Child” of specialty diet cooking. Always keeping her motto that “food that is good for you should taste good!” in mind, Norene’s take on the LID is no exception.

Norene Gilletz, is a renowned cookbook author who is experienced with special diets and substitutions — particularly diets that do not allow dairy, or store-bought breads. This unique cookbook contains more than 250 kitchen-tested recipes, over 20 milk substitutes and variations, and an exhaustive nutritional analysis chart.

The Low Iodine Diet Cookbook is the ultimate cookbook for thyroid cancer patients who need to be on the low iodine diet (LID) for radioactive iodine treatment or scans.

The book is written by Norene Gilletz, a renowned cookbook author who is experienced with special diets and substitutions — particularly diets that do not allow dairy, or store-bought breads. This unique cookbook contains more than 250 kitchen-tested recipes, over 20 milk substitutes and variations, and an exhaustive nutritional analysis chart.

At last, LID recipes that are easy and delicious—by the woman critics hail as the “Julia Child” of specialty diet cooking. Always keeping her motto that “food that is good for you should taste good!” in mind, Norene’s take on the LID is no exception.

The Low Iodine Cookbook by Norene Gilletz

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Sample Recipes

Almond Milk

Cashew Milk

Almond Banana Milk

Dairy-Free Smoothie

Homemade Potato Chips

Norene Gilletz is a popular author of specialty cookbooks in North America. Her recipes are developed for a wide audience, but have been long revered for their kosher sections (many of her recipes use dairy alternatives) and Passover sections (recipes using matzo or matzo products instead of leavened bread) by her devoted Jewish readership. Norene is a food consultant, food writer and columnist, cooking teacher and lecturer. She specializes in Recipe Makeovers for food-related websites, magazines, newspapers, cookbooks and the food service industry. Norene is a Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) with the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).

The book includes an introduction by Kenneth Ain, M.D., which provides a complete explanation of the LID, and why adhering to it benefits thyroid cancer patients. Dr. Ain was one of the first physicians to promote the use of the LID in the treatment of thyroid cancer. He is Professor of Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine; Director, Thyroid Oncology Program, Markey Cancer Center; Director, Thyroid Cancer Research Laboratory, Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Ain is also medical advisor to the Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association and is author of The Complete Thyroid Book. For more information, visit www.thyroidcancerdoctor.com.

The Low Iodine Diet Cookbook is published by Your Health Press, funded in part by Genzyme Corporation for educational purposes. Your Health Press is dedicated to rare, stigmatizing or controversial health topics. For more information visit www.yourhealthpress.com.

The Low Iodine Diet Cookbook, 318 pages; paperback; $36.95

CAD/$29.95 US; Published by Your Health Press

Publishing; ISBN 1-4210-6691-3

Media contact: media@yourhealthpress.com

Watch Norene's cooking demonstration for people on a Low Iodine Diet.

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Second Helpings, Please!    

Nearly 150,000 copies have been sold of this family heirloom since it was first published in 1968. Torn, tattered copies of Second Helpings Please! sit with dignity on many a cookbook shelf - the pages splattered with food stains from years of constant use. Young people starting out on their own won't leave home without it!

The revised edition includes a chapter of microwave recipes and tips for today's busy cook.

Now you can Flip Through Second Helpings, Please! by viewing some sample pages.

Recipes Include: Chinese Stew, Passover Meatballs, Harvard Beets, Kreplach, Potato Kugel, Challah, Norene's Famous Cheesecake, Marble Cake, Tangy Sweet & Sour Meatballs, Potato Salad

Second Helpings, Please!
Authors: Norene Gilletz, Harriet Nussbaum

Publisher: Jewish Women International, Montreal, Canada
292 pages. Spiral Binder.
ISBN 0969391013
Retail CDN $29.50

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