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August 08, 2003 - Image 64

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-08-08

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BATTLE from page 63

As they move
on to explain
the elements of
the diet, the
way they cook,
the ingredients
they store and
use and menu
choices, read-
ers learn about
them as a cou-
ple.
With more
than 250
recipes includ-
ed, there are
Gabrielle Magi
categories of
and
Bill Nagler,
dishes, such as
salads, soups,
Gabrielle and Dr. Bill Nagler on
bread and
the cover of her cookbook: 'All my desserts.
recipes are parve. I think of them
The recipe
as healthy parve," she says.
below is an
The Macrobiotic Way
example of tak-
ing a tradition-
When Gabrielle Nagler's
al Jewish dessert, mandelbread, and
mother needed to lose weight, she
made an appointment with a Livonia adapting it to vegan preferences. The
book also offers vegetarian cholent
physician who specializes in diet.
and kishka, and is available through
Her daughter accompanied her on
www.dietresults.corn.
the doctor's visit and derived two
important benefits — finding a way
MANDELBROIT WITH WALNUTS
of eating that helped her solve some
This is a vegan adaptation of the author's
of her own health problems and
Grandma Libby's mandelbread recipe.
meeting the man she would marry.
As Gabrielle and Bill Nagler
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
worked together in marriage and in
1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
his practice, they became more
1 T. aluminum-free baking powder
involved with adapting a macrobiot-
1/2 tsp. sea salt
ic diet to their own tastes, and she
1 cup walnut meats, coarsely
developed a recipe cache that she
chopped
turned into a book, The Diet
1/2 cup walnut oil or grapeseed oil
Doctor's Wife's Cookbook
2/3 cup maple syrup
(DietResults; $19.95).
1/3 cup water
"I cook this way for company, and
1 tsp. vanilla extract
they still want to return for dinner,"
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a
says Gabrielle Nagler, who found
baking sheet with parchment paper.
that the macrobiotic diet improved
Combine dry ingredients in a large
her digestion and skin while it less-
bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk
ened the number of her husband's
together wet ingredients and add to
recurring colds.
"I really enjoy cooking, and all my the dry mixture. Stir until a batter is
formed. Divide batter in half and
recipes are parve. I think of them as
shape each half into a log (about 15
healthy parve," she says.
inches long and 2-3 inches wide).
While the macrobiotic diet is not
Place logs on the baking sheet.
at the center of Dr. Nagler's initial
Bake 23-30 minutes until golden
weight-loss program, he does think
of it as a good way to maintain a sat- around the edges. Allow to cool.
isfactory weight with its emphasis on Then cut loves into thick diagonal
slices. Transfer slices to baking sheet.
vegetables, fruits and grains and the
Bake 10 minutes per side.
elimination of meats and fats. He
Makes 36 biscotti.
also is a strong proponent of exer-
cise.
The Naglers begin the book with
Nutrition per biscotti: Calories 100, Total Fat 5g,
Saturated Fat trace, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium
essays that explain what macrobi-
68mg, Potassium 56mg, Total Carbohydrate 12g,
otics has meant to the way they feel
Dietary Fiber lg, Protein 2g, Calcium 33mg, Iron
and how they have made their food
lmg, Vitamin A 10 IU, Thiamin B I .1 mg, Folacin
5mcg. Naicin lmg
choices very enjoyable.

when the weight poses
serious medical problems
and nothing else seems to
be working.
"I've tried to take a
conversational approach
with this book," says
Katz, a columnist for 0
magazine and a contribu-
tor to an upcoming pub-
lic television series on
obesity with Walter
Cronkite.
"I decided to work in
the field of dieting
because nutrition and fit-
ness influences every-
thing that we do and can
really make an important
difference in any patient's
life."

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