The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease, and Add Years to Your Life

If you’d like to have all the health benefits of a vegetarian diet–but can’t imagine giving up meat . . .
If you’d like to lose weight, increase energy, and boost your immunity–but can’t stand following a bunch of rules and restrictions . . .
The Flexitarian Diet is just for you!

“With her flexible mix-and-match plans, Dawn Jackson Blatner gives us a smart new approach to cooking and eating.”
–Joy Bauer, M.S., RD, CDN, “Today” show dietitian and bestselling author of Joy Bauer’s Food Cures

The Flexitarian Diet is a fresh approach to eating that’s balanced, smart, and completely do-able.”
–Ellie Krieger, host of Food Network’s “Healthy Appetite” and author of The Food You Crave

“Offers a comprehensive, simple-to-follow approach to flexitarian eating-the most modern, adaptable, delicious way to eat out there.”
–Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, senior food and nutrition editor of Health magazine

“It’s about time someone told consumers interested in taking control of their weight and health how to get the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle without having to cut meat completely out of their life.”
–Byrd Schas, senior health producer, New Media, Lifetime Entertainment Services

 

BabyCakes: Vegan, (Mostly) Gluten-Free, and (Mostly) Sugar-Free Recipes from New York’s Most Talked-About Bakery

Forget everything
you’ve heard about
health-conscious baking.

Simply, BabyCakes is your key to an enlightened, indulgent, sweets-filled future. This is important news not only for parents whose children have allergies, for vegans, and for others who struggle with food sensitivities, but also for all you sugar-loving traditionalists. The recipes in these pages prove that there is a healthy alternative to recklessly made desserts, one that doesn’t sacrifice taste or texture.

Having experimented endlessly with alternative, health-conscious sweeteners, flours, and thickeners, Erin McKenna, the proprietress of beloved bakery BabyCakes NYC, developed these recipes–most are gluten-free, all are without refined sugar–in hopes of combating her own wheat, dairy, and sugar sensitivities. In BabyCakes, she shares detailed information about the ingredients she uses (coconut flour, xanthan gum, and agave nectar, for example) and how to substitute them properly for common ones–all the while guiding you safely through techniques she’s spent years perfecting.

When BabyCakes NYC opened on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 2005, it helped propel the gluten-free and vegan baking movement into a new stratosphere. Suddenly there was a destination for those with wheat allergies and other dietary restrictions–and, soon enough, celebrities and dessert lovers of every kind–to indulge freely in delectable muffins and teacakes, brownies and cookies, pies and cobblers.

Enclosed within these pages are all the “secrets” you’ll need to bring the greatness of BabyCakes NYC into your own home as well as raves and recommendations from devotees such as Natalie Portman, Jason Schwartzman, Mary-Louise Parker, Zooey Deschanel, and Pamela Anderson.

For confectionists of all kinds, delicious alternatives lie within: Red Velvet Cupcakes, Chocolate Shortbread Scones with Caramelized Bananas, Strawberry Shortcake, and BabyCakes NYC’s celebrated frosting (so delicious it has fans tipping back frosting shots!), to name just a few. Finally, Erin’s blissful desserts are yours for the baking!

 

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