Corona Del Mar, CA (PRWEB) February 1, 2005
Panax Publishing has announced the release of ?Grazing on Pasta,? a new cookbook designed to help streamline the feeding process. Wholesome, gourmet-style, whimsical and user-friendly, ?Grazing on Pasta? sets a new standard in cookbooks.
Author Shari Rae Noyes, who shuns deprivation, is quick to point out that healthier eating does not have to mean boring. ?Think delectable variety,? she says, ?Who wants to feel restricted?or eat something that tastes like cardboard??
Flexitarian for Life
?Grazing? offers a fresh take on the traditional Mediterranean diet, praised (and re-praised) for its excellent effects on health and longevity. ?Grazing?s? recipes are rich in olive oil and include a plethora of herbs and vegetables, nuts and modest amounts of poultry or seafood.
Flexitarianism, the post-modern term for a diet consisting primarily of plant-based foods with moderate amounts of animal foods, reflects the traditional diet of the Mediterranean and other areas?and a wisdom that science continues to validate. Earlier this month, Mediterranean staple olive oil again starred in media reports?this time for breast cancer prevention.
Sizing up the Book
?Grazing on Pasta? serves up recipes in a convenient, 8.5? x 5.5? format, with a maximum of 10 steps in each. Other features include:
Variety?seafood, poultry and vegetable recipes keep life zesty.
Enticement?each recipe sports a gorgeous, full-color photo.
Fun?whimsical recipe titles range from ?Monsters and Greens? to ?Purple Cords on Neptune.?
Help??Grazing? offers a preparation timetable, menu suggestions, cooking tips, presentation ideas and a glossary.
Wear-and-tear power?the entire book is printed on sturdy cover stock.
Easy access?it self-stands (on a shelf or windowsill) or mounts on a wall.
?Grazing on Pasta? is the first installment in a series of six?all in the same friendly format. With a touch of irony, Noyes has titled her series ?Grazing? because the word evokes an image of leisurely consuming food?a practice in which most of us are deficient. ?Slow food,? she says, ?is the way to go. Eating snake-style precludes proper digestion, while thorough chewing slows down consumption?which translates to stretching out one?s satisfaction more than one?s waistline.? Noyes also teaches that taking time to feed oneself well nourishes more than body: ?It sends the subconscious a message of worthiness.?
Noyes has been developing flexitarian 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.
Panax Publishing is offering ?Grazing on Pasta? (ISBN 0-9702973-0-0), priced at $ 29.95, on the Web at http://www.panaxpublishing.com. Named after a type of ginseng, known for its vigor-inducing properties, Panax?s immediate mission is to help improve the grazing experience?especially for those interested in healthier eating?by offering this new tool.
?Olive oil beats breast cancer,? EARTHtimes.org – Jan 10, 2005
?Why does Mediterranean diet protect women from breast cancer? It’s in the olive oil,? Medical News Today – Jan 10, 2005
?Establishing healthy habits helps age-proof your body,? Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – Jan 11, 2005
?The Man Behind the Mediterranean,? Eating Well magazine – Mar 1997
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