The 'Secrets' is out about low-fat cookingA hundred...

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March 19, 1997|By Karol V. Menzie

The 'Secrets' is out about low-fat cooking

A hundred techniques and 200 easy recipes, along with guides to foods such as beans and salad greens, are featured in "Secrets of Low-Fat Cooking," from the editors of Eating Well magazine (Eating Well Books, 1997, $16.95). Recipes include old favorites such as meat loaf and Boston baked beans, and trendy dishes such as grilled mesclun-stuffed swordfish and roasted vegetable and linguine salad. Start your backyard garden off right this year with a cup of coffee -- or at least the grounds. Starbucks Coffee is offering spent coffee grounds, an ideal component of compost, free to homeowners who call ahead and ask for them. (Typical requests are for half a pound to 5 pounds.) Starbucks has 9 locations in the Baltimore-Annapolis area.

Feeding allergic kids

Got a kid with food allergies? The " 'My Kid's Allergic to Everything' Dessert Cookbook" (Chicago Review Press, 1996, $13.95) by Mary Harris and Wilma Nachsin, helps parents detect food allergies and feed children who have them. The authors are both mothers of children with severe food allergies. The book is available at bookstores, or call (800) 888-4741 for charge orders.

Pub Date: 3/19/97

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