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Top Secret Recipes Lite!

3.69  ·  Rating Details  ·  55 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
With the new health-consciousness sweeping America, many of us feel we can no longer indulge in the tasty but guilt-inducing foods we grew up with. Todd Wilbur, who made a name for himself by allowing us to clone treats such as OreosTM and Outback Steakhouse Blooming OnionsTM in our own kitchens, now gives us back our cherished foods with reduced fat and calories. Not only ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Plume (first published 1998)
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Aug 22, 2009 Cindy rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: I wouldn't
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I would really give this about 1 1/2 stars. It was written in 1998, and you can tell. That was when everyone was still into the low-fat craze, before everyone started talking about 'good fat' and 'bad fat.' This book seems to be designed to cut all the fat possible out of every single recipe. Only once does the author acknowledge that some fat, namely Omega-3 fatty acids, is in fact good for you.

There are two main problems with the book. First, that he doesn't seem to realize that too many calor
Jan 09, 2016 Jennifer rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Noboby
I cannot say there is much to recommend here. As the other reviewer stated many of the recipes call for artificial ingredients (Butter Buds, egg sub., cheese sprinkle substitute-?). No way, thank you. If you really wanted to take the time, I am sure you could replace the fake ingredients with fresh.

The second issue being that many of the recipes are for prepared snacks & convenience foods you can easily buy at the supermarket. My guess the time & expense for most people to make their ow
May 26, 2016 Diana rated it really liked it
I love Todd Wilbur's fake fast food recipes, especially when they're at least slightly better for you than the originals. Some of the recipes in here are great, especially the KFC cole slaw and mashed potatoes. While some things just do not taste right, the "lite" Dolly Madison cakes. I will say there were more good than bad in this book and since it's an older book there are some recipes for things that are no longer on the menus of the various restaurants.
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