The challenge: starting with the freshest ingredients and favorite recipes, get rid of some of the fat and calories while maximizing the nutritients.
The chef, perhaps surprisingly, is Gordon Ramsay, celebrity chef of television’s "Hell’s Kitchen, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares" and owner of restaurants from Doha to Los Angeles.
Ramsay was bitten by the fitness bug in 2000 and started running marathons and turned his attention to eating for optimal health. He penned Gordon Ramsay’s Healthy Appetite, originally for a British audience, now published in the United States.
England being an island, fish recipes are abundant. The British love their beef, too, as witness the seven beef recipes.
Ramsay goes out of his way to include non-meat meals and other meats, with recipes like lamb Ragu, Calves Liver with Caramelized Onions, and dishes for veal, pigeon and partridge.
Whether lightening up a Caesar dressing, offering five tempting ways to use oats, or offering up a handful of healthful cooking techniques Gordon Ramsay's Healthy Appetite offers fresh food without borders or boundaries, and just two rules: great taste and maximum nutrients.
—By Nicki Pendleton Wood