The Worry-Free Kitchen

Delicious meals with less calories

The Worry-Free Kitchen:

Everyday Dishes Without Oil and Fat

By Kumiko Ibaraki

Paperback, 80 full-color pages, 7.5 x 10 inches
U.S.$14.95 / CAN$18.95

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From the author who introduced cooks to brand-new low-fat treats in The Worry-Free Bakery comes this new book chock-full of low-cal appetizers, entreés, and side dishes.

The Worry-Free Kitchen reinvents the modern Japanese diet with a collection of scrumptious dishes that are easy on the hips and heart. Compiling over seventy of Japan’s most popular everyday dishes, from hot pots to curries and cutlets, her light and easy-to-prepare recipes will allow gourmands an opportunity to enjoy their favorite dishes without having to worry about fat and calories. Now you can indulge in second helpings of your favorite dishes without an ounce of guilt!

Kumiko Ibaraki is an established chef, nurse, health and nutrition counselor, and health care provider. Her work in health care began soon after she graduated nursing school. She started working in health care management centers as a health and nutrition counselor, and also went on to work in health management union offices before starting the Ibaraki Cooking Studio. When not researching or working on publications, she conducts cooking courses at her school.


“Those who are watching their calories don’t need to miss out on holiday sweets and treats.”
The Gastronomer’s Bookshelf

“Forty-five distinctively easy-to-prepare desserts fit for any and all dining occasions. Truly living up to its title, The Worry-Free Bakery is very highly recommended.”
Midwest Book Review

“Definitely do not put this in the Ignore pile. Who cares about worry-free—I just like the delicious treats aspect, and this book delivers.”

“If you enjoy food porn, this book is probably worth buying for that reason alone.”

Unfried Chicken Cutlets

Saifun Salad

Chicken Ramen