Our cookbook pick of the week is a new release from Betty Crocker that not only inspires you to eat more fresh and healthy foods but can also help you lose those holiday pounds! The “1500 Calorie a Day Cook Book” (www.wiley.com) makes it easy to plan everyday menus. Simply choose one recipe from each of four different categories (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack/dessert) and you are guaranteed to stay within the 1500 calorie range that increases your metabolism for weight loss. Great suggestions included for varying each recipe to slim it down or bump it up, with easy to follow instructions and great color photography. And you don’t have to watching your calories to benefit from this book, filled with 200 creative recipes.
Betty Crocker The 1500 Calorie A Day Cook Book” – Gotta Love It!
200 reasons to keep canned seafood on hand.
Sure, you could make tuna casserole with that canned tuna you have in your cupboard. But Susan Sampson’s “200 Best Canned Fish & Seafood Recipes ” (www.robertrose.ca) gives you plenty of inspiration to venture off the culinary beaten path with such offerings as Tuna Artichoke Panini, Farfalle with Smoky Tuna, Mushrooms and Green Peppercorns, or Express Coconut Tuna and Pea Curry.
But why stop at tuna? If you kept your pantry stocked with canned clams, crabmeat, lobster, shrimp and oysters, the possibilities are almost endless. Now there’s no need to wait until you can make a trip to the fish market to put seafood on the table for supper! This is a great resource to add to your cookbook library!
“200 Best Canned Fish & Seafood Recipes” by Susan Sampson – Gotta Love It!
Another great guide from The Complete Idiot’s Guide Series
It’s not too early to think about New Year’s resolutions. Here’s a book that might inspire you to take a few baby steps toward a healthier and more earth-friendly existence in 2013, the second edition of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Living by Beverly Lynn Bennett and Ray Sammartano (www.idiotsguides.com).
The friendly, conversational tone of the authors encourages the readers to weigh all the benefits of consuming a low-fat, high-fiber vegan diet, with plenty of practical tips as well for being as cruelty-free as possible in other areas of your life, from choosing beauty products to your wardrobe. Nice assortment of easy to prepare recipes as well. Vegan Living is an eye-opener on how to choose options that are friendly to your budget as well as the planet!
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Living – second edition – Gotta Love It!