Corona Del Mar, CA (PRWEB) January 8, 2005
Panax Publishing announced today the long-awaited release of ÂGrazing on Pasta,Â a snappy new cookbook designed to streamline the feeding processÂespecially for dairy-sensitive people and all those who share meals with them. Wholesome, gourmet-style, whimsical, user-friendlyÂand dairy-freeÂÂGrazing on PastaÂ sets a new standard in cookbooks.
Author Shari Rae Noyes, who is dairy-allergic, is quick to point out that excluding dairy from the diet does not automatically mean vegetarian. ÂThe last thing we want,Â she says, Âis to be even more restricted.Â
Flexitarian Not Vegetarian
Due to their inclusion of olive oil, garlic, moderate amounts of poultry and seafood, and a plethora of vegetables and herbsÂall atop pasta, ÂGrazingÂsÂ recipes reflect the traditional Mediterranean diet, studied by researchers since the 1950s for its excellent effects on heart health and longevity. According to new study findings, people age 50 and older who will simply include specific heart-healthy ingredients in their diets might also add 5-6 years to their life expectancy and enjoy greater cardiovascular health.
Sizing up the Book
ÂGrazing on PastaÂ serves up recipes in a convenient, 8.5Â x 5.5Â format, with a maximum of 10 steps in each. Other features include:
Â EnticementÂeach recipe sports a gorgeous, full-color photo.
Â FunÂwhimsical recipe titles range from ÂMonsters and GreensÂ to ÂPurple Cords on Neptune.Â
Â HelpÂÂGrazingÂ offers a preparation timetable, menu suggestions, cooking tips, presentation ideas and a glossary.
Â Wear-and-tear powerÂthe entire book is printed on sturdy cover stock.
Â Easy accessÂit self-stands (on a shelf or windowsill) or mounts on a wall.
ÂGrazing on PastaÂ is the first installment in a series of sixÂall dairy-free and in the same friendly format. With a touch of irony, Noyes has titled her series ÂGrazingÂ because the word evokes an image of leisurely consuming foodÂa practice in which most of us are deficient. ÂSlow food,Â she says, Âis the way to go. Eating snake-style precludes proper digestion, while thorough chewing slows down consumptionÂwhich translates to stretching out oneÂs satisfaction more than oneÂs waistline.Â Noyes also teaches that taking time to feed oneself well nourishes more than body: ÂIt sends the subconscious a message of worthiness.Â
Give'Em a Rest
Life can be complicated, but for those with a food allergy, ratchet up that stress meter some more. Allergy sufferers have to scrutinize food labels, pepper servers with questions, and even then sometimes go hungry. People who donÂt get it label them hypochondriac, fat-phobic or attention-needy. So compassion is more than just a preferenceÂit becomes a major social criterion. Often, the only guaranteed safety away from home is found in a brown bag. ÂIn order to prevent being deprived, sometimes you just have to take matters in your own hands,Â says Noyes.
CowÂs milk is one of the most common allergens that affect an estimated 5% of the population (and this number is on the rise). Different from lactose-intolerance, reactions range from upper respiratory complications to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition. Often less severe, lactose intolerance usually produces digestive distress and ranges among adults from 15% for those of northern European ancestry to 95% among peoples of color.
Noyes has been developing dairy-free recipes for over 15 years. Primarily self-educated, she complemented her early experience with a 15-month sojourn in Italy, where she experienced firsthand the Mediterranean lifestyle. After later learning she was allergic to cow's milk but finding a dearth of edible "friendly" foods, Noyes embarked on a quest to end deprivation. ÂGrazingÂ is the natural outgrowth.
Panax Publishing is offering ÂGrazing on PastaÂ (ISBN 0-9702973-0-0), priced at $29.95, on the Web (http://www.panaxpublishing.com). Because Noyes is dedicated to health in its various formsÂand to her creative vision, she founded her own company to publish ÂGrazing.Â Named after a type of ginseng, known for its vigor-inducing properties, PanaxÂs immediate mission is to help improve quality of lifeÂespecially for dairy-sensitives and others interested in healthier eatingÂby offering this new tool.
Â ÂFlexitarians,Â New York Times - Dec 25, 2004
Â ÂHeart disease: Fish provides a slice of life,Â AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 16, 2004
Â Oldways Preservation and Trust
Â ÂThe Man Behind the Mediterranean,Â Eating Well magazine - Mar 1997
Â Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
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