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Since this is the start of a new year, I want to sharpen skills I do have to reduce fat in the meals I like.

I've tried to see what Food Network is offering as far as chef's go, with this plan in mind. I really don't know about Ellie Krieger, and wondered if someone here uses her recipes/books and how much you like them.

I've just put some of her books on a hold at the library so I can see what I think.

Would appreciate your input.

Thanks.

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She used to have a show on the Food Network quite a few years ago. Haven't heard anything about her since the show was cancelled. As I recall, like what you said, her recipes were more about cutting out fat, and adding nuts and grains.

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OK, and then how about Melissa d'Arabian. I watched one show of hers, and she has a book for sale on Q, she still has a show it looks like. I liked her. Wonder how many like her too? Or more to the point, how does she help them if she does?

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She was one of the winners of the Food Network 'new stars' contest-program more than several years ago. The meals on her program focus more on making them for $10 a day, or at least they used to. I like her too. But instead of purchasing her cookbook, why don't you look on the Food Network site and go to her recipes, pick out a few to try before you invest in her book. I like the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. Good, down to earth, home cooking. That's how I was raised.

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Ellie Kreiger's food was rather bland. It focused more on the health end than the flavorful end of things.

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I have all 4 (I think!) of Ellie's cookbooks. I like them. She focuses on smaller meals, which I like and has a lot of options for breakfast and lunch (which I also like since most people focus on dinner entrees).

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Kellie Krieger is a bona fide Registered Dietician- not a cook, not a chef, but an R.D. who understands how the body functions in sickness and in health and who works with clinicians in clinical settings. I would take her advice over a "nutritionist" but you can decide for yourself. Parameters of health and what we should be eating are always subject to change, but I would say she can be trusted. Her knowledge of food , physiology and pathophysiology is on par with most endocrinologist- that's the difference. She has academic degrees behind her. It can't hurt to check out some of her books and take it from there. Poodlepet2
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On 1/5/2015 WSfan said:

She was one of the winners of the Food Network 'new stars' contest-program more than several years ago. The meals on her program focus more on making them for $10 a day, or at least they used to. I like her too. But instead of purchasing her cookbook, why don't you look on the Food Network site and go to her recipes, pick out a few to try before you invest in her book. I like the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. Good, down to earth, home cooking. That's how I was raised.

Yes, I can pickup 3 of her cookbooks from the library now. I do that now for the most part before I order any. Seems to be I lean towards the same type of meals so that works out best and I do go to the Food Network site and get some of those recipes first. Thanks for the comments. Appreciate it! I have the first two of PW's books. I have 2 of Ina's and 2 of the country singer married to Garth. I like reading cookbooks, LOL

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Yes she was on the tv when the Food Network was about food. It was before it because the Cheese, Bacon, Butter and Stupid Contests Network.

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That name rang a bell. Yup, we have her "Food You Crave." It's actually an excellent cookbook. We've made several dishes that we liked.

This is more our cup of tea than the ooey-gooey style of cooking and is just as comforting.


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