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Lighten Up is a refreshing new approach to modern healthy eating. It is t a diet book, but it is a book for all food lovers who believe good food can be healthy and healthy food can be good for you. Containing over 100 great, easy-to-follow recipes, there are chapters covering everything from energising breakfasts and revitalizing salads to working lunches, comfort-me soups and fast weekday suppers; as well as those all-important fruity puddings, and entertaining ideas for the weekend. Extra features of this book focus on subjects including raw foods, umami (the 'fifth taste') and nifty kitchen tools, because it's t just our food that can lighten up, it's our whole approach to cooking.The balance in Jill's cooking has shifted towards fish, fruit, salads, grains and veggies. She still looks to provide big flavours and creamy textures but without the cream, the pastry, refined sugars and animal fats. The recipes are essentially simple and easy to prepare, with tempting dishes such as Tagliatelle with Salmon, Lemon and Rocket; Grilled Chicken with Salsa Verde; Japanese Mushroom Noodles; and, Pineapple and Coconut Souffle. Stunning recipe photographs show just how modern and irresistible Jill's healthy food really is.
Born in Australia, Jill now lives in London, where she was The Times Cook for six years. A self-taught cook, she is one of our most inspiring food writers. Behind her trademark simple, modern, healthy recipes lies a deep understanding and enthusiasm for good food from around the world. Jill often appears on TV as a regular guest on Great Food Live. She also writes for Sunday Times Style and contributes regularly to delicious. magazine in Australia, the UK and The Netherlands. Jill is the author of 14 cookbooks including Simple Food, Very Simple Food, Totally Simple Food and Good Cooking. In 2002 she received the British Cookery Journalist of the Year Award from the Guild of Food Writers and has recently been awarded the Miriam Polunin Award for Work on Healthy Eating by the Guild of Food Writers for 2008.