Neo Soul: Taking Soul Food to a Whole 'Nutha Level

Neo Soul: Taking Soul Food to a Whole 'Nutha Level

Lindsey Williams

Language: English

Pages: 208

ISBN: 1583332715

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

From the grandson of Harlem's queen of soul food, Sylvia Woods, comes a revolution in cooking down-home foods that taste as good as you remember but with less fat, salt, and calories. Lindsey Williams knows soul food. He grew up in the kitchen of his grandmother's restaurant, Sylvia's, where he mastered the art of soul-food cooking. But a lifetime of biscuits, coleslaw, corn bread, and fried chicken took its toll. When the scale tipped 400 pounds, Lindsey knew it was time to make some changes. The result is Neo Soul, a new kind of cooking that brings all the flavors to the plate but slashes the fat and calories.

Now, this paperback edition contains even more delicious soul-food recipes, alongside favorites like Grandma's Roasted Turkey, Lenzo's Trout Stuffed with Collard Greens, Okra Gumbo, Neo Sweet Potato Pie, and Blueberry Buckle. With food this tasty, no one will miss the fat.

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CALORIES • 8G PROTEIN • 13G FAT • 268MG SODIUM • 56G CARBOHYDRATES Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Every Southern family has a recipe for pineapple upside-down cake. Like so many other dessert favorites, this is rich and filled with calories, so just have one small piece. I no longer eat pineapple upside-down cake, but I remember as a kid licking the bowls, licking my fingers, and asking for seconds. Serves 12 CAKE: Butter for coating pan 3 eggs, separated 1 cup sugar 1 cup canned

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