About the Book
500 High Fiber Recipes was published in 2009. The introduction includes information about the health benefits of increasing the amount of fiber in your diet. This cookbook is full of recipes that use legumes, grains, nuts, fruits, and vegetables to increase the amount of fiber in recipes. My notes in this cookbook indicate I had previously made the Chicken Corn Chowder, Chicken-Pasta Stir-Fry, Refried Beans, Southwestern Pie, and Caramel Corn. At some point this cookbook got tucked away and forgotten and I am glad that I rediscovered it during my challenge!
About the Author
Dick Logue is the author of several ‘500 Recipes’ books for healthier cooking. After a cardiac health scare he started creating healthier versions of recipes he enjoyed and wrote about them on his (now unavailable) website. He has been an avid cook since he was a child and grows his own vegetables, bakes his own bread, and cans a variety of foods.
The Recipe I Chose To Make
I wanted to make one of the many breakfast recipes in this cookbook that used ingredients I had on hand. I decided to bake the Baked Pancake from page 99, a German-style puffed pancake. This recipe sounded quick and easy and I had a lot of fresh strawberries that I needed to use.
Baked Pancake from page 99, topped with fresh strawberries
How Was It?
This recipe was very quick and easy to make and puffed up beautifully in the oven. This recipe would be great to serve for a bunch or while entertaining. It is supposed to make 4 servings but I was able to get 8 decent-sized servings. Bananas, fresh peaches, berries, or sauteed apples would also be delicious toppings.
The next cookbook in my Cook the Bookshelf Challenge is the 1999 Annual Cookbook from Food and Wine Magazine.