Another interesting thing about the book is that I have reason to doubt the previous owner's dedication to weight control, as it came with a nice pair of vintage restaurant place mats in the cover:
I'm not sure where they came from, but I sincerely doubt these are from a restaurant known for its diet entrees.
As I said, the recipes are generally passable, and sometimes amusing.
I like the note alerting cooks that the Cranberry Baked Chicken can be baked sans cranberries for some calorie savings. Never mind negating the recipe title....
I was a little concerned when I read the title Cherry Fries, but these involve neither fries nor cherries:
They're just sauteed cherry tomatoes.
My favorite part of the book, by far, is the section on garnishes meant to perk up a diet dinner. Here's the big, crazy, two-page spread:
So many choices!
A cucumber boat with a lemon sail should keep the kids enchanted:
Maybe a citrus tree for the holidays:
You could go with the classics, like radish slices in a partially sliced cucumber:
Such an elegant description for a caterpillar with hives.
If you love food coloring and turnips (and who doesn't?), here's a real treat:
I can't quite figure this one out. I guess maybe it's the radish rose's less-popular cousin?
And my favorite of all, olives stuffed with colored cream cheese...
... or as I like to call it, apple with olives rocketing out of its ass.
Have a great day! And may olives leave your ass alone.