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Friday, September 7, 2012

Cookbook Review- Fresh Food Fast 24/7


Here is another winner. Cooking Light just seems to get it. There is not one cookbook they have produced I haven't liked. And they evolve with the times. What worked in 1998 is not what works for the moms and families of today. Don't get me wrong, I love my old favorites from those previous cookbooks and resource them often, however, there is nothing like a fresh idea that is easy to prepare, with ingredients you can find in your local grocery store and, once prepared, is delicious, nutritious and visually appealing. Face it, inspiring ourselves and others to eat healthy requires that it taste good, smell good and look good.

Every recipe I have fixed from my new Cooking Light cookbook- fresh, food fast 24/7, has fit the bill. The Horseradish-Garlic Flank Steak with the Lemony Arugula Salad I wrote about in a recent blog was one such recipe. It was a huge hit with the family and not at all hard to shop for or prepare. What I also like about this new cook book is that is gives you ideas on how to use up the left over ingredients you might have after preparing the current recipe. It allows you to incorpoate those recipes into the weeks worth of menus. You save money and brain power in getting your weekly grocery list created. I love all the fresh ingredients as well. Very seasonally driven which again allows you to take advantage of what is locally grown and currently available. It makes for a more interesting, ever changing menu that can also be more affordable. Pretty perfect combination, if you ask me.

I highly recommend this cookbook and hope others will share in their discoveries and favorites found in its pages. Happy, healthy eating!