In the Media
VeggieChef Reveals Joys of Tofu, Soy
by Maija-Liisa Nagarajan, Los Angeles Times
Veggiechef.com promotes the healthy vegetarian lifestyle.
Oser has authored, "Soy of Cooking," a book in which
she explains how beneficial soy is to the diet. The
best part of the site is the recipe page, which includes
recipes using soy, tofu, and vegetarian products. Pictures
are included to entice the web surfer. It works. The
Fudgy Walnut Chocolate Ring looks absolutely delicious.
...The broccoli Lasagna Rolls are definitely something
I will try in the future. The press releases show how
popular Oser, her cooking and her cookbooks have become.
This site offers something for everyone. Vegetarians
can find ideas for decent meals, and those who love
desserts but not thecalories can learn about low fat
cakes. .....I've decided to incorporate more vegetarian
stuff into my meals.
The Bakersfield Californian
by Janet Van Vleet
"Not only is soy a mainstay for many vegetarians
diets, medical science is proving it to be a panacea
for an entire list of ills. From menopause to heart
disease to cancer ; the mighty, tiny soybean is proving
to be the super hero of the vegetable world. "There
doesn't seem to be a downside to soy,"said Marie Oser,
vegetarian and author of 'Soy of Cooking.' Not only
is herbook full of soy recipes from appetizer to dessert
and every course in between, it also outlines the wide
range of benefits from adding soy to the diet. It's
not just about tofu, said the southern California-based
author. It's really excellent stuff."
Los Angeles Times
by Margaret Sheridan
"In Soy of Cooking, [Marie Oser's] recipes are a far
cry from "70"s tofu cuisine with offerings like Mushroom
Pate, Frozen Fudge Cheesecake, ...and Pumpkin Ravioli."
by Michael Vogel
"Everything from appetizers to desserts is covered in
Marie Oser's Soy of Cooking. Sixteen of Oser's soy creations
are captured in a sharp, mouth-watering section of full
color close-up photos. The recipes without photos proved
to be just as tasty. Most of the recipes are of the
"Gourmet" variety and are elegant enough to serve to
Orange County Register
by Jennifer Lowe
"Using tofu, says Marie Oser, author of Soy of Cooking,
is an opportunity to displace high fat and high cholesterol
products from the diet. She likes to introduce people
to silken tofu for it's creamy consistency, using it
instead of sour cream or cream cheese in dips and dressings.
She has also successfully substituted silken tofu for
eggs in baked goods and cream sauces. In devising a
Lemon Blueberry Bundt cake [Lemon Blueberry Delite..with
Blueberry Topping], Oser used silken tofu and soymilk,
along with applesauce in place of fat, to produce a
very moist, sweet cake."
Bucks County Courier Times
by Betty Cichy
"Meet Soy, the wonder food...Foods made from soybeans
can help you feel better and live longer, says cookbook
author Marie Oser. [Soy of Cooking's] recipes use more
than 30 different soy products, from smoked tofu to
soy mayonnaise, ravioli, and even pepperoni....You can
even sneak soyfoods in, if you"re worried about the
reaction of your dinner crowd. Oser's "Sausage" Roll
Ups are made with GimmeLean, a soy product with the
appearance and texture of meat. And Marie's Incredible
Brownies combine cocoa, soymilk, and silken tofu for
richness without guilt. The recipes, like all those
in Soy of Cooking, don't contain , any animal products.
In their place, Oser uses soyfoods that mimic the hearty
flavor of meat, the creaminess of dairy, and the thickening
power of eggs. But without their fat and cholesterol."
The Philadelphia Inquirer
by Linda Drachman
"It's not just for vegetarians. Soy products..are ideal
for recipes, says the author of a new cookbook. Soy
might not be the word, or food, on everybody's lips,
but if Marie Oser, author of Soy of Cooking, had her
way, it certainly would be. A chapter called The Soyfoods
Pantry lists essential items to have on hand as part
of your new food repertoire, with descriptions and uses.
Prominent foods in the cookbook include tempeh, soymilk,
and miso, [also]..interesting products such as Canadian
Veggie Bacon; Gimme Lean, a sausage and ground beef
flavored product; textured vegetable Protein, TVP, used
as a meat substitute; and Lean Links Italian, which
taste just like Italian sausage. Oser [has] experimented
with these ingredients, creating recipes that are not
only tasty, but healthful."
New Body Magazine
by Stephanie Graziadio
"In our quest for the "perfect" food, soy has emerged
as an incredibly healthy choice. According to a report
in the New England Journal of Medicine, eating soy in
place of animal protein has been found to significantly
lower cholesterol, the risk of heart disease and cancer
and helps prevent osteoporosis. But does it taste good?
Well, incorporated into the delicious recipes in Marie
Oser's Soy of Cooking, it certainly does!
The Free Press
by Jane Thompson-Smith
Gourmet cook Marie Oser is so enamored of the benefits
of soy that she had to write a book about it. "Soy of
Cooking promotes cooking healthy with soy. [Using] over
30 soyfood ingredients, 172 recipes can be made...which
are highly flavored and packed with protein. Oser stressed
that substituting with soy...is especially beneficial
because soy has the ability to lower cholesterol. In
fact, the higher the concentration of cholesterol, the
greater the ability of soy to reduce it.
|Marie in Philadelphia shooting
two segments for the locally produced national television
program Home Matters, shown on the Discovery
|On the set: Director Don Vitello goes
soy segment with author Marie Oser (apron).
photo credit: The Philadelphia
Inquirer, John Costello
|Host Susan Powell is apparently amazed
at the versatility of soy.
photo credit: The Philadelphia
Inquirer, John Costello