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Book review: Vedant Bahri guides you to Cheat It All

If you thought a teenager’s life is marked by junk food, think again. 17-year-old chef Vedant Bahri whips up healthy yet delicious cheat dishes in his book, Cheat It All.

books Updated: Aug 03, 2016 19:15 IST
Naina Arora
Book Cheat It All by Vedant Bahri.
Book Cheat It All by Vedant Bahri.

Do you think twice before indulging in sinful junk food? Seventeen year old author Vedant Bahri — a passionate foodie — gives us the best of both worlds with 75 healthy-yet-delicious cheat recipes in his book, Cheat It All.

Dieticians and health experts say “one should eat breakfast within two hours of waking up”. And that the “secret to a fresh, long-lasting salad is to keep the dressing as far as possible from the lettuce”. To inspire youngsters, the author also shares the story of his transition to ‘health food’.

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Every section — breakfast, salads, mains, deserts or drinks — begins with a note by the author, establishing a connect with the reader. With dishes like Broccoli and Quinoa pita slider, Feta cucumber, and Mexican Chia Fresca, he defies the logic that healthy can’t be tasty, and emphasises on the use of healthy ingredients like walnuts, oats, prunes, avocadoes, quinoa and chia seeds. You can look forward to ‘Chef’s tip’ and ‘Did you know’ segments with some recipes. And also, interviews of renowned chefs, film and sports personalities conducted by Bahri himself.

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What’s more? From chia mango to berry parfait, the author shares recipes of delicious breakfast that can be prepared in jars a night before. The instructions are easy to understand, and accompanied by images. So, you’d want to hit the kitchen right away.

Title: Cheat It All
Author: Vedant Bahri
Publisher: Niyogi Books
Price: Rs 795