Dr. Atkins' Quick & Easy New Diet Cookbook: Companion to Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution

Dr. Atkins' Quick & Easy New Diet Cookbook: Companion to Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution

by Robert C. Atkins M.D., Veronica Atkins

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Great taste in no time -- the Atkins way!
Since its original publication, Dr. Atkins' Quick&Easy New Diet Cookbook has sold more than one million copies. Based on the bestselling Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, the recipes in this completely revised edition will let you eat the most up-to-date Atkins way, whether you're just beginning to slim down or want to maintain your goal weight and enhance your health and well-being. The new edition will make it easier than ever to follow the controlled carbohydrate lifestyle pioneered by Dr. Atkins. Highlights include:
  • 50 entirely new recipes
  • recipes for breakfast
  • updated favorites
  • new nutritional data, including Net Carbs

Designed for healthy eating and simple preparation, the controlled carb recipes in this must-have new edition of a perennially favorite cookbook will help you every day to produce delectable meals that will be the key to a whole new you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743265782
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 01/26/2004
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,129,829
File size: 462 KB

About the Author

Robert C. Atkins, M.D., was the founder and medical chair of the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City. In his more than 40 years of practice, he cared for more than 65,000 patients.

Until a week before his death in April 2003, Dr. Atkins continued to champion the natural healing arts as a safe and effective alternative to pharmaceutical drugs and surgery for many debilitating illnesses. A pioneer in complementary medicine, he stressed the importance of proper diet in concert with nutritional support to prevent and combat heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, all of which have grown to epidemic proportions. In more than thirty years at the Atkins Center, Dr. Atkins and his staff integrated the latest conventional medical techniques with alternative therapies.

Dr. Atkins wrote a number of books that promote controlled carbohydrate nutrition and complementary medical techniques. His original Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution, published in 1972, introduced the Atkins Nutritional Approach™. Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution (1992, 1999, 2002) has sold in excess of 15 million copies worldwide, is one of the top 50 bestselling books of all time, and has remained on the New York Times bestseller list for six years. His latest book, Atkins for Life, has sold more than 1.5 million copies and has been on the bestseller list for more than six months.

Dr. and Mrs. Atkins established the Dr. Robert C. Atkins Foundation in 1999. It is dedicated to providing funding for research and education on the role of controlled carbohydrate nutritional protocols in treating and preventing a wide range of diseases and medical conditions.

Read an Excerpt

Chapter 1
Lose Weight, Look Great, and Enjoy Your Food
by Robert C. Atkins, M.D.

Suppose you love food -- everybody does -- and yet you have weight to lose and weight to keep off. And you love not just any food, but mouth-watering, rich, and satisfying food. You're facing a dilemma -- a choice between looking and feeling great or eating well.
You can have both. Using this very special cookbook, food lovers will learn to create sumptuous dishes and lose weight while making garden-variety dieters envious. You will enjoy all the things that other diets told you to avoid. What's more, the recipes in this book have such universal appeal that you can use them for a dinner party and no one will guess you are on a diet -- unless, of course, you choose to share with them the "secret" that no one else seems to know:
The secret is the Atkins diet.
The Atkins diet is not just another novelty diet; it is not simply one of your many dieting options. It is so different from other approaches to losing weight that you cannot help but feel "this can't be true!"
But I'll wager that most of you who read my book Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, and tried the diet, smile when you hear such disbelief. You know from experience that what I say is true. For those of you not as familiar with it, the Atkins diet is specifically geared to correct the metabolic imbalance that causes people to become overweight.
Excess weight, especially a significant degree of it, represents an identifiable metabolic disorder called hyperinsulinism. Blood tests will show if you have it. And if you do, you can correct it -- actually bypass it -- by sharply cutting down on your carbohydrate intake. The reason: Insulin floods the bloodstream only when carbohydrates are consumed, so eliminate carbohydrates and you completely bypass your insulin problem. As a hyperinsulinism victim, you are metabolically quite normal unless and until you take in carbohydrates.
Getting your carbohydrate intake down to nearly zero induces your body to put out a biochemical symphony of fat-mobilizing chemicals. When they build up in your bloodstream, as they do whenever you go forty-eight hours or more without carbohydrates, you will normalize your blood sugar, have more energy, and be much less hungry. Because your hunger will be so reduced, the food you eat will fill and satisfy you. And yet, simultaneously, you will be losing weight rather rapidly -- at a rate that usually occurs only on some kind of starvation diet. Even more curious, you'll be taking off inches from where you most want to give up unwanted fat.
Despite the medical truth of these principles, we live in an age where the low-fat "fad" diet has become so popular that very few people question it. The low-fat diet has even become the standard diet. Restaurants, cookbook authors, and dietitians, among others, have tried to convince us that a low-fat diet is, or can be made to be, satisfying.
But is food as enjoyable and fulfilling as it was in the "good old days"? Not to me, that's for sure. The restaurants I grew up with don't exist as they did; they don't make the same succulent dishes they used to serve. The dells whose corned beef won "Best in the City" awards years ago now offer a fat-trimmed variant that's not worth eating. And yet the magazines and newspapers rave about this fat-free, stripped-down "cuisine" with such unbridled enthusiasm that I wonder if "gourmet" and "masochist" have now become synonymous. No matter what other recipe books claim, fat-free foods just taste different. There is no delicious substitute for heavy cream, pâté, or bacon. The low-fat creations just don't work because fat creates, translates, and intensifies flavor, and is what makes you feel sated and full. Your body can't be fooled, nor can your taste buds.
For any diet to be successful, it must be a lifetime eating plan. The metabolic imbalance leading to being overweight doesn't go away, so your diet must master it forever. But other cookbooks expect you to live the rest of your life eating bland fat-free foods. Imagine a life without real butter, real cream, real steak. That is why so many other diets fail. The requirements are so stringent and so boring that no one can bear to stay on them.
This book is designed to be a guide for you, a guide to a revolution in eating -- a new diet revolution. Using the recipes in this extraordinary book, you will cook and enjoy eating real foods. Written by low-carbohydrate gourmet Veronica Atkins, my wife, these recipes rival those of any restaurant or gourmet magazine. When you taste her creations, you will become fully aware of just what you have been missing. You will be clued into a most fascinating paradox: Diet food can be better, richer, and more sumptuous than most everyday foods.
And because sitting down to dinner together is precious time for any family, Veronica has ingeniously created mouth-watering meals that can be prepared in thirty minutes or less. This will allow you to focus on the good food and wonderful companionship when enjoying meals with your family and friends. And isn't that what eating should really be about?
Copyright © 1997 by Robert C. Atkins, M.D., and Veronica Atkins

Table of Contents



Preface to the 2004 Edition:

Atkins Has Become Mainstream, by Stephanie Nathanson

Lose Weight, Look Great, and Enjoy Your Food

by Robert C. Atkins, M.D.

The Best Food You Have Ever Tasted

by Veronica Atkins

Quick & Easy Kitchen Strategies

Hidden Carbohydrates

Quick & Easy Guide to The Quick & Easy New Diet Cookbook


Smoked Salmon Rolls

Chicken Liver Pâté with Cloves

Deviled Eggs

Curried Stuffed Eggs

Baked Goat Cheese and Ricotta Custards

Zucchini Rolls with Chèvre

Artichoke Hearts Wrapped in Bacon


Savory Nut Mix

Marinated Mozzarella

Caponata and Goat Cheese Squares


Cream of Watercress Soup

Avocado Soup

French Onion Soup Gratinée

Asparagus and Leek Soup

Roasted Pepper Soup

Cucumber Dill Soup

Mediterranean Vegetable Soup

Miso Soup

Turkey-Lemon Soup


Greek Salad

Orange Daikon Salad

Red Cabbage Salad with Feta and Dill

Walnut Coleslaw

Fennel Salad with Parmesan

Celery Root Salad

Endive Salad with Walnuts and Roquefort

Mixed Green Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Shrimp Salad with Hearts of Palm

Crunchy Spinach Salad


Poached Eggs

Mustard Scrambled Eggs

Baked Eggs with Swiss Cheese and Cream

Ricotta and Leek Frittata

Smoked Salmon Frittata

Eggs Benedict with Spinach

Sunday Pancakes

Orange Waffles

Almond French Toast

Pecan-Maple Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

Mixed Berry Muffins

Peach Breakfast Pudding


Stir-Fried Shrimp with Ginger and Mushrooms

Shrimp Scampi

Tarragon Shrimp Salad

Red Snapper with Tomato and Olives

Sautéed Sole

Scallops with Thyme

Scallops Meunière

Oven-Poached Salmon with Dill and Wine

Tuna with Ginger and Soy Sauce

Peppers Stuffed with Walnut Tuna Salad

Hazelnut-and-Pepper-Crusted Swordfish

Squid with Basil and Lime

Sautéed Soft-Shell Crabs

Crab and Avocado Salad

Baked Cod with Garlic and Tomato

Salmon Cakes


Chicken Cordon Bleu

Quick-Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Cornish Hens with Apricot-Wine Sauce

Chicken with Lemon and Capers

"Breaded" Chicken Cutlets

Curry Chicken Salad with Cucumbers

Chicken Salad with Fennel and Pesto

Chicken Coconut Satay with Cilantro

Chicken with Cucumbers

Chicken Paprika

Chicken with Indian Spices

Creamed Chicken with Mushrooms

Tomatillo Chicken

Breast of Duck with Red Wine Sauce


Pork Chops with Orange and Rosemary

Pork with Chili Sauce

Stir-Fried Pork with Water Chestnuts

Garlic-Dill Meatballs

Ham with Port Cream Sauce

Barbecued Spareribs

Pork Casserole with Tomatoes and Mushrooms

Pork Chops with Poblano Pepper and Onion Cream Sauce

Boneless Pork Chops with Spicy Rub


Broiled Marinated Lamb Chops

Grilled Lemon and Rosemary Lamb Kebobs

Rack of Lamb with Brussels Sprouts

Lamb Curry

Lamb Paprikash with Cabbag


Veal Scallops with Wine and Mushrooms

Veal Saltimbocca

Veal Burgers

Veal Chops Smothered in Browned Butter-Sage Mushrooms


Quick & Easy Beef Goulash

Chevapchichi (Spicy Meat Rolls)

Beef Burgers with Feta and Tomato

Steak au Poivre

Rib-Eye Steak with Red Wine Sauce

Spiced Skirt Steak


Wax Beans with Garlic-Tarragon Vinaigrette

Sautéed Zucchini with Nutmeg

Cauliflower with Cumin Seed

Cauliflower-Macaroni and Cheese

Avocado-Red Pepper Purée with Garlic

Roasted Peppers in Garlic Oil

Vegetable Medley

Mixed Broiled Vegetables

Sautéed Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil

Chiles Rellenos

Broccoli Rabe with Spicy Sausage

Broccoli Purée with Garlic

Green Beans with Anchovy Sauce

Snow Peas with Hazelnuts

Asparagus Vinaigrette

Sautéed Kale with Ricotta Salata


Cucumber-Dill Sauce

Creamy Celery Sauce

Horseradish Cream

Walnut and Blue Cheese Butter

Zesty Cilantro Butter

Peanut Dipping Sauce

Caper Tartar Sauce

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Anchovy Paste

Quick & Easy Hollandaise

Basil Pesto


Quick & Easy Salad Dressing

Shallot-Orange Vinaigrette

Smoked Salmon Dressing

Caesar Salad Dressing

Creamy Italian Dressing

Asian Dressing

Poppyseed Dressing

Breads and Pizzas

Cheddar Cheese Bread

Bacon-Pepper Bread

Atkins Cornbread

Sesame-Sour Cream Muffins

Butter Rum Muffins

Savory Cheese Bites

Atkins Bread Crumbs

White Pizza with Broccoli

Veggie and Sausage Pizza


Chocolate Buttercream

Shortcakes Véronique with a Kiss of Rum

Hazelnut Torte

Strawberry Shortcakes

Lemon-Poppy Pound Cake

Coconut Custard Pudding


Vanilla and Raspberry Parfaits

Cranberry-Hazelnut Biscotti

Cookie Cutouts

Berries with Chocolate Ganache

Broiled Pineapple with Ice Cream and Almonds


Ultrarich Strawberry Shake

Chocolate-Raspberry Smoothie

Mixed Berry Smoothie

Peach-Orange Ginger Tea

Honeydew-Lime Slushy with Mint

Lime-Raspberry Cooler

Hot Mocha with Almond Cream

Acceptable Foods

About the Atkins Controlled Carb Lifestyle

About the Authors

Customer Reviews