Saturday, October 29, 2016

Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: A Review

Award-winning blogger and best-selling cookbook author, Gina Homolka, has a really loyal following. I should know, I'm a member. So I knew, just knew, her newest book, Skinnytaste Fast and Slow, was going to be another winner. And boy, was I right!

This book is so full of not only great, healthy recipes, but a ton of other helpful information, too -- including:

  • Icons that indicate whether a recipe is quick (30 minutes or less), vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, freezer-friendly, or uses a pressure cooker or slow cooker
  • Nutritional data (calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, carbohydrate, fiber, protein, sugars, sodium)
  • Serving suggestions
  • Helpful tidbits called "Skinny Scoop"
  • Each chapter being divided into "fast" or "slow" recipes
  • And much more!

Some recipes I can't wait to try are "Chicken and Couscous Bowls with Piri Piri," "Fork and Knife Cheeseburgers," "Veggie Stuffed Flounder Sheet Pan Dinner," and "Easy No-Cook Mango Fool." 

For health-conscious meals that are both delicious and beautiful, this book's the one.

*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Nourishing Meals: A Review

With buzz phrases such as "the power of food as medicine," "nourishing meals," "organic diet," "gluten-free whole food recipes," "great first foods for baby," and "healthy lunchbox" peppered throughout the preface of Nourishing Meals by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre, I was intrigued. And I soon became totally hooked, too.

This hefty cookbook showcases 365 recipes that are simple, healthy, colorful, and delicious. Each recipe features icons to specifically indicate whether it's gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, nut-free, and/or nightshade-free. Most are all of them.

Granted, there aren't a ton of photos. But the ones it does have are both beautiful and enticing.

I'm getting ready to make many of the ones that are particularly appealing to me, including Coconut Rice; Vegetable Mushroom Broth, Carrot Almond Muffins; Blueberry Kefir Smoothie, and Eggplant and White Bean Ragout.

If you're committed to raising a healthy family, this is the definitive cookbook for you.

*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.