Michael Biehn has loved Provence and its culinary traditions since childhood. For over 20 years, he has been cooking for family and friends, and experimenting with his favorite recipes. The only drawback to his lifelong love affair with food was keeping his weight in check. After years of ineffective dieting, Biehn decided at age 50 to focus his talents on light-calorie recipes. The dishes are often inspired by his travels and fully-rooted in his Provencal cooking tradition. The result allows one to healthfully succumb to delicious dishes without guilt from breakfast to dinner--even during holiday feasts--just as the French do
The recipes include a balance of vegetables, meat, fish, pasta, and desserts Nicoise salad, tomato tartare, stuffed peppers, meat and cheese stuffed tomatoes, saffron dusted chicken and shrimp, roasted salmon, spring rolls, olive bread, vegetable couscous, zucchini and pea risotto, lemon pasta, artichoke fusilli, strawberry and raspberry cake, figs wrapped in Parma ham, hot chocolate a l'ancienne.
These recipes will get the entire family trim on delicious French food. The 100 easy-to-prepare dishes made with readily available ingredients embrace a healthy way of eating that does not require strict limitations or militant measuring. With stunning photography, this is like no other diet book, and shows how to enjoy healthy eating in a truly French way.