The Spice Diet combines delicious recipes and healthy eating, using the tastes, healing powers, and weight-loss properties of spices from around the world.
Unwrapping the mysteries of one of the oldest, most valued, and mystically powerful food sources known to mankind, this book shows how spices can be incorporated into contemporary low-calorie recipes that can have a huge impact on our diets and our health and well-being—not just for a few weeks or months, but for life.
Kalpna Woolf’s healthy-eating plan guarantees weight loss and improved well-being, while offering delicious recipes, featuring spices from India, South America, the Far East, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
The book reveals the top ten spices that should be in every pantry; how to combine them into versatile spice rubs; 100 calorie-counted recipes, including breakfasts, lunches, evening meals, snacks, and drinks; and helpful weekly meal planners. Beautiful colorful photography means that the recipes and exotic spice flavors simply leap off the page. The Spice Diet is an essential book for any cook wanting to combine adventurous and exciting food with a long-lasting healthy lifestyle.
Kalpna Woolf is a seasoned foodie and experienced family cook. In a twenty-year BBC career as a head of production, she has overseen some of the BBC’s most well-known food series, featuring everyone from Nigella Lawson to Rick Stein, Nigel Slater, and Lorraine Pascale.
She has launched food festivals, judged food awards, run a campaign to bring together foods from Britain’s diverse communities, and written blogs and articles on food.
Her food know-how is steeped in the traditions of her Hindu family upbringing and a life of absorbing food cultures around the world. In 2013, she won the prestigious Asian Woman of Achievement award.