Diana Chan is a creative innovator with a passion for cooking and baking. She was born in Shanghai, China, and grew up in Hong Kong and Brazil, where she watched her family’s Chinese chef prepare simple daily meals and elaborate banquet dishes. Her cookbook has simple recipes that can be made in 30 minutes and gourmet recipes that appeal to the epicurean palate and could turn a novice into an instant gourmet cook. Here she introduces variations on a theme: once the reader learns one of her basic recipes, many new dishes can be made using the same method.
How is Easy 'n Healthy Cooking different from other cookbooks ?
This cookbook presents a unique combination of Chinese, Fusion, and Western recipes that range from half-hour recipes to gourmet recipes for novice and experienced cooks who want to entertain in style. There are many vegetarian dishes, low-fat entrées and desserts that will delight health-conscious cooks, as many of the recipes are in the "lean cuisine" genre. These recipes are marked with red hearts for easy identification. The book has great ideas for home entertaining with make-ahead appetizers, desserts, and garnishes which add elegance to the presentation of food.
One could become an accomplished cook by just following the easy and delicious recipes which appeal to novice and seasoned cooks alike. The reader-cook will be able to make many more dishes once he/she learns to make one of the basic recipes.
Easy and Healthy, Easy and Delicious, Easy and quick, Fusion, Easy Gourmet, Gourmet II, Lean Cuisine genre, Healthy and Delicious, Low Fat , Unique cookbook with Chinese, Fusion, and Western cuisine, Cookbook with broad appeal to people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, and levels of cooking experience, beautiful photos, charming stories that go with certain recipes, Chinese Cooking with no deep frying,
Diana Chan is a maverick cookbook author who did her own photography and illustrations. Her cookbook, Easy 'n Healthy Cooking has over 150 Chinese, Fusion, and Western recipes. See article in Los Altos Town Crier's Food and Wine Section on Feb 14, 2007.
Irresistible Desserts, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Guilt-free cottage cheesecake, Low Calorie Trifle, Persimmon Sorbet, Mango Pudding, Frozen Banana Nuggets, Fruit Torte, Bavarian Mousse, Coffee Mousse Torte, Strawberry Bavarian Torte, Apple Torte, Biscotti, Ice Cream Cake, Scotch Shortbread, Fruit Cake, Rum Cake, Roasted Peanuts, Roasted Candied Pecans, Candied Pecans, Ginger Milk Pudding, Fresh Fruit Salad, Healthy fruit desserts,
Chinese, Fusion, and Western Cuisine, New genre of Chinese cooking, Chinese cooking using very little oil, No deep frying, Companion Dishes, Variations on a Theme, Master Recipes, Chinese Cooking Tips, Easy and quick Chinese cooking , Fusion entrees , Eclectic dinner, Family Dinners, Elegant Home Entertaining , Wok hay or Breath of the Wok, Making Garnish, Basic Chinese cutting methods, photos of Chinese Ingredients
Chinese Seafoods, Vegetarian entrées, Wintermelon Vegetarian Gourmet, Low Calorie Ways of Preparing Vegetables, Vegetarian Chicken, Vegetarian Goose, Abalone King Mushroooms, Shanghai Vegetable Rice, Baked Crab with Rice Porridge, Crab Roe with Tofu,
Fusion and Western Appetizers and Entrées, Stuffed Prawns with Crabmeat, Stuffed Halibut with Shrimp and Crabmeat, Shellfish with Fragrant Rice, Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna with Shitake Mushroom Sauce, Coquilles St. Jacques, Vietnamese Style Spring Rolls, Vegetarian Hearts of Palm Rolls, Vegetarian Fragrant Rice,
Medallion Chicken with Jewelled Rice, Medallion Chicken with Chestnuts en Croûte, Filet Mignon with Chestnuts en Croûte or a lean Beef Wellington, Salmon en Croûte, Roast Pork with Sweet Red Onions, Shrimp Toast, Florentine Chicken, Grilled Chicken with Organic Green Salad, Beef Kebab, Beef Brisket, Beef with Fresh Green Vegetables,
Flaxseeds, Celadon Bisque/ Spinach Bisque, Layered Yam and Spinach, Crabmeat Salad, Crabmeat Quiche, Crabmeat Dip,
Banana Bread, Sangria, Smoothie with flaxseeds,
Chinese Braised Pork, Rice Porridge with Fish Filet, Soup Noodles, Rice and Noodles, Shanghai Vegetable Rice, Braised Duck with Chestnuts, Roast Duck, Barbecue Chicken in the oven, Portuguese Chicken, Curry Chicken, Chicken with Pressed Tofu, Empress Chicken, Rich and Famous Chicken, White Chicken, Steamed Fish, Steamed Salmon, Fish Filet with Vinegar Sauce, Scallops with Asparagus, Emerald Braised Abalone, Shrimp with Soy Beans, Steamed Whole Winter Melon, Buddha Jumps the Wall, Tofu, Bean Curd Knots,
The crabmeat fruit salad is an Easy and Delicious cold appetizer for an elegant buffet or sit-down dinner. Serves 10.
This is a great dish for busy professionals who have no time to do last-minute shopping and want dinner in 10 minutes.