TASTY TUESDAY

REVIEWS for DELICIOUS NUTRITIOUS RECIPES: Lose weight, save money and get your five-a-day with these healthy and easy recipes.

Food combining for flavor is an art form and Lisa is gifted. Six (sometimes more, sometimes less) ingredients and you can have a meal for your family, or yourself and a few house guests, that didn’t cost you an arm and a leg but isn’t standard fare. Although I have been cooking for over 30 years I found many ideas in this book. Last night we had the Haddock and Cheese Sauce – delicious and on the table in less than 30 minutes without a lot of fuss. I’ll make that one again but there are many others from the book to try first. If you get this book, be sure to skim through all the recipes because there are quite a few hidden gems within the recipes – especially about prepared salad dressings and spice blends. The author must be from the UK because in a few recipes she mentions a “vegetable marrow” – I had to google it. I can’t say I’ve ever seen these in our grocery stores, but I believe any summer squash would be a decent substitution. Every other term or ingredient was standard fare and easy to find in the grocery store. Great book for ideas, but also for new cooks not wanting to spend hours in the kitchen for every meal.

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What a compelling introduction! Lisa shows WHY it is so much better to home-cook your meals than buy pre-prepared foods from the supermarket. Low fat means high sugar. And lots more reasons to get busy in the kitchen.

The index of recipes is over 3 pages long so you get tons of good ideas here for all kinds of dishes, both mains and desserts.

Options? Indeed. Lisa even gives vegetarian options such as replacing chicken breast with cashew nuts. And coconut milk as a lower fat option to coconut cream.

Measurements are provided in tablespoons/teaspoons and millilitres (mls). Temperatures are given in degree F.

Recommended. Your family will love you for it.

Recipes Even I Can’t Mess Up. Delightful recipes reminiscent of my youth but with added sparkle. These recipes are simple enough I can make them and the use ingredients I can get at our local store. What is more, they fit with some self-imposed dietary restrictions for some health and weight issues. Even the ones with foods I am limiting for now have such good things in them that as I relax the restrictions and again have “reward meals” I will explore those recipes because they have good, healthy ingredients. No more fast food treats for me.

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