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Fast and Fabulous: Today’s Gourmet   

Today's Gormet of three titles in the Fast and Fabulous Series! This book maintains the same healthy eating approach as others in the series, but does it with a multicultural twist, introducing the reader to many types of foods and menus.

All types of cuisine are explored including Mexican, Russian, Spanish, French and German, and each chapter includes pertinent cultural information about the cuisine.




Fast and Fabulous: Flavor Secrets   

This book shows readers how to use herbs and spices to put flavor back into low-fat, low-calorie, low-cholesterol cooking People often fear that just because food is deemed “healthy,” it probably doesn’t taste very good or is missing flavor and richness.

The book is organized by food types such as salad, pasta, poultry, vegetables, breads, and desserts, so it is simple to find what you are looking for and provides limitless options.




Fast and Fabulous: Quick Cuisine 

This book provides time saving ways to keep meals interesting, healthy, and most important… great tasting! Lately, the media has been full of reports regarding how and what Americans eat. Obesity, in both children and adults, is at an all time high and can be considered an epidemic.

Each recipe in the book includes healthy guidelines with nutritional breakdowns that are compatible with the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association.

The recipes are also designed to work for families or for the single person living alone.


Having grown up in the restaurant business in Ventura, CA. Judy Gilliard pursued her love of the hospitality business and obtained a degree in Hotel Restaurant Management and received her teaching credentials in food and food technology. Judy has authored ten cookbooks, including: Fast and Fabulous, Today's Gourmet; Fast and Fabulous, Flavor Secrets; and Fast and Fabulous, Quick Cuisine. 

Judy found it an honor to write a monthly feature on entertaining for Emeril Lagasse on, for three years. She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, International Food Wine Travel Writers Association, American Women in Radio and Television, and The American Institute of Wine and Food -- which keeps her in tune with the latest happenings in the food world.

Judy finds delights in the simple pleasures of the table. Above all, she enjoys entertaining at home and dining out with friends.