Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013)

This book is a treasure trove of delicious, healthy dinner solutions--150 recipes that take 30 minutes or less to get on the table--a fountain of fresh, new ideas designed to de-stress cooking, knock-out mealtime boredom and ultimately help keep you and your family on track for a healthy life. The book is divided into soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees, sides and desserts, with tantalizing dishes like Pasta Fagioli, All-American Veggie Burgers, Tuscan Kale Salad, Steak Fajitas, Peach Chicken with Crispy Breadcrumbs, Shrimp Creole, Orange-Balsamic Green Beans, Carmel Popcorn Balls and Chocolate Soup with Cookie Croutons. They are certain to make busy weeknights truly wonderful.
 
 
   
 
   
 
Feel Good Favorites Made Healthy
(Wiley, November 2010)

Here you get all your favorite comfort foods in a healthier way, with hearty dishes like meatloaf, lasagna, chicken pot pie, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and pizza plus treats like chips, puddings, pies and more - made over to be healthier but with all the decadent taste you expect. I also include sumptuous comfort foods you might not ordinarily think of but will surely love, like French onion soup, Autumn Vegetable Curry and Buckwheat with Bowties. Each recipe contains a side-by-side nutrition comparison of my “fixed” version of the recipe versus a typical version. You’ll be amazed at how simple substitutions can dramatically reduce calories, saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol while increasing fiber, nutrients and antioxidants – all without sacrificing flavor.
 
 
   
 
   
 
Luscious Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week
(Wiley, November 2009)

I make eating well easier than ever with delicious recipes that are real solutions for every meal of the week- from breakfast in minutes and easy-pack lunches to rush hour dinners and sweet treats that are ready in a flash. Plus there are breezy recipes for when you have a little more time and you want something special but you don’t want to fuss. This book is all about maximum reward for minimum effort.
 
 
   
 
   
 
Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life
(Taunton Press 2008)

In this James Beard Foundation and AICP award winning book, I prove that the words delicious and healthy can be used in the same sentence. With lots of classic family favorites like meatballs and spaghetti, sloppy Joes, Caesar salad and chocolate cookies, plus new favorites like Pork Chops with Warm Apple Slaw, Arugula and Goat Cheese Pizza, and Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream, in this book I show you a new way of eating and cooking so you can have food you truly love in a way that loves you back.
 
   
   
   
 
A Wellness Plan with 65 Recipes for a Healthy, Balanced Life Full of Flavor
(Clarkson Potter, 2012)

Here I introduce my food and lifestyle philosophy as a 12-week plan of small, do-able changes that build on each other to ultimately lead to a totally new, healthier you. I explain my Usually-Sometimes-Rarely outlook on food and cooking and I lead you step by step into enjoying an active, satisfying life. Taking a whole-life approach, I address three areas that are key to overall wellness – eating well, being active and a living well. Throughout the book there are dozens tips, tool and recipes to help you be the best you can be.
 
 
   
   
   
 
Having the right tools can help make cooking, eating and living well not only easier, but more joyful and inspiring. On my Open Sky page you'll find my favorite kitchen gadgets and healthy-cooking essentials as well as delightful foods and ingredients that make eating well a pure pleasure. You will also discover creative and beautiful items to inspire and de-stress you both in and out of the kitchen, make entertaining a breeze and help you get the most out of life.