behind closed doors is a cookbook designed for the dedicated IronOnLine
food machines equipped with efficient teeth and superior taste buds.
The endearing and original “extreme girl,” Stella, is
applying the finishing creative touches to her custom-built recipes
and food-maker secrets. They will add excitement to our often-uninspired
kitchen and menu. Full of protein and yum, they will add might and
muscle to our sometimes unresponsive bodies.
AKA Superwoman, has long been an IOL discussion group contributor
and cheerleader. Her experience in the eat-a-lot and out-of-shape
life, fitness achievement and weight training, weight gain and weight
loss and in the stainless steel kitchen are deep-rooted. Stella’s
publishing her book, Laree and I, and plan to have it out there
by Christmas. Clever, we muscleheads.
is a mock name to serve temporarily and this is the first draft
of the Foreword:
Creative Cooking for Fun, Flavor and a Lean, Strong Body
food thing... We are more influenced and controlled by food than
we are religion, politics, family and friends. A good meal outshines
a sunny day and no evening is gloomier than when the refrigerator
is bare. Conglomerations are formed over lunch at the best restaurants
in the city, consequential disputes are settled over an exquisite
dinner in the executive banquet room and proposals of marriage go
well with cheese, fruit and a bottle of wine anywhere. What’s
a baseball game without the All-American hotdog or a movie without
eat everything: frogs, snails, insects, roots and mold. Food is
in the air, in the seas, underground and grows on trees. It’s
everywhere: They grow it in test tubes and laboratories and outer
space. You can’t live without food, yet because of our love
affair with it, we severely compromise our health and shorten our
lives. We eat downright bad foods, too much of the wrong foods and
not enough of the right foods, and we eat in excess. Oh, boy, do
is one of those remarkable individuals who has adored food all her
life and, therefore, centered her attention on its finer qualities,
its taste, texture and fragrance, its preparation and its consumption.
She has become an artisan in the kitchen, the pantry, the food market
and butcher shop. The cutting board is her palette, fresh vegetables
and fruit are the rainbow of colors she applies and meat and dairy
comprise the canvas, framework and easel of her presentation.
Not Touch… Wet Paint.
of food became one of our author’s more outstanding culinary
accomplishments. Slicing and dicing, cooking and steaming, mixing
and blending are mute tasks if not accompanied by tasting, tasting
and tasting. Stella, during her years of diligent study and relentless
practice, gained weight to match her enormous skill. The young lady
slipped into the overweight category, while braising duck in her
secret honey-glaze, as her apple pies cooled on the windowsill and
during the final of 39 taste tests of the first-ever Greek-style
is fun, but nothing compared to the eating. And we clean our plates
and take no leftovers in this kitchen.
came a day in Stella’s life when food and its marvelous preparation
looked back at her from the unkind mirror in the dining room. The
refrigerator was in good shape, but the queen of the kitchen was
beginning to resemble it. The pantry was always well-stocked, and
so was the primary sauce assessor. No problem getting the leg of
lamb in the oven, it was the legs in a pair of jeans that presented
replaced the creative cooking. Walking, walking and jogging and,
finally jogging -- the simplest form of progressive exercise --
led our determined heroine to marathon running and weight lifting
and muscle and might.
loves food no less and refuses to diet. She simply relieved her
pantry, kitchen cupboards and bulging refrigerator of the oppressive
ingredients and notorious junk -- enemies, troublemakers, bandits
emerged with the same incomparable passion for taste and creativity,
and bound it with a bundle of purpose. You eat to enjoy, delight,
treat, reward, amplify and thrill, of course, but you eat to serve
well your body and its wonderful needs. There’s no thrill,
no joy or delight at the expense of your health. You don’t
want or need to compromise your vigor and strength, muscle tone
and shape, heart and system by eating poorly.
has taken a long and circuitous journey to understand the nutritional
values and balances of foods, the magic of flavors and smells and
the creation of recipes that are fit for a king and a champion.
Experience, the thick and thin, the good and the not so good; these
take a person from mediocrity to superiority.
you are a warrior, you will find protein-rich meals for muscle building,
energy-packed snacks for high performance, pre-game power meals
and positive eating for the overweight. Thin man, there are bulking
meals for you. Fastidious eaters, there are forthright meals for
you. Lazy, but extraordinarily taste-conscious persons, simple and
mouth-watering quick fixes are here. Kitchen tips and hints, food-processing
cues and a little how-to this ‘n thats will add variety, cheer,
ease and fascination to your kitchen and food preparation.
are so many cookbooks on the market, who can count them? Some are
lavish productions with pictures more appetizing than the foods
themselves. Others are casual or cultural, a few very specific or
survival-basic and a lot are oozing with fat and syrup. Stella’s
Kitchen brims over with simplicity, flavor and goodness. It’s
a book for the Amazing Warrior -- the high performer and fit, bright-spirited
and enthusiastic, the creative who seek superior health and long
life… obviously, you.
Tuna and cool, clear water
Sardines, oyster crackers and water with lemon slice
just gets better and better…
Lean hamburger patty, lettuce leaves and non-fat milk
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