There are, however, some foods where the caloric expenditure to process them is a little higher than the calories they provide the system. The clear example is water, especially ice-cold water. The body needs to warm it up before absorbing it, leading to a small caloric debt. Foods with very high water content, such as celery, also have this tiny catabolic effect. But the nutritional value of water and celery are not high enough to properly sustain an organism, so relying solely on these foods to lose weight can lead to serious health complications.
When I first designed Anabolic Cooking, I had one single goal; to help other fellow fitness enthusiasts actually enjoy the foods they ate instead of just choking down tasteless broiled chicken breasts with plain brown rice! I knew how hard it was for bodybuilders and people looking to build muscle to find tasty recipes that fit in with their macronutrient ratios but also tasted great. After getting myself ready for several bodybuilding competitions I learned just how hard that really was. So I know the frustration you are facing everyday trying to stay consistent in your nutrition but also satisfying cravings for delicious recipes. Traditional cookbooks don't address proper muscle building nutrition.