Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison

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Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook: Eat Up and Slim Down with More Than 350 Healthy Recipes
Authors: Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison
Publisher: Random House, September 15, 2015
512 pages
Kindle, Paperback
Cookbook, Diet and Nutrition


From Goodreads:

In their debut cookbook, the Trim Healthy Mama’s share hundreds of delicious, healthy recipes to help readers successfully slim down while eating well. This companion cookbook to the bestselling Trim Healthy Mama Plan is just what readers have been waiting for. It features simple, mouthwatering, recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner—including slow cooker and one-pot meal.

My thoughts:

First I will mention the things I liked about this cookbook. Loved the paper it was printed on and enjoyed the great, colorful pictures. The recipes were not complicated even though they called for some ingredients not normally found in some grocery stores. I didn’t have any trouble finding the special items and some of the recipes you could make substitutions. I also liked the way the book was organized and I understood what they were talking about without reading their book Trim Healthy Mama Plan. One feature that I found very helpful was over 42 recipes for single servings.

However, I’m a diabetic and I rely heavilly on nutritional information and these recipes did not include
the nutritional analysis which is why I gave it a 4 instead of a 5.

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


About the Authors:

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99 Favorite Amish Recipes by Georgia Varozza



99 Favorite Amish Recipes
Author – Georgia Varozza
Harvest House, August 1, 2015
128 pages

From Goodreads:

The Amish are admired for their simple lives, their intricate quilts, their bold faith, and especially their homemade meals. Straight from the heart of Amish country, this new collection of hearty, wholesome recipes will remind you of the pleasures of the family table.

Learn to prepare easy and delicious dishes for your family, including caramel apple pie, farmer’s stew, shoofly pie, haystack supper, homemade noodles.

My thoughts:

I’m so glad I found this book because it has recipes that I loved when I was younger, but had lost over the years. One of them is a yummy pistachio delight dessert.

The book is divided into three main sections: Best-Ever Breakfasts, Meals and Snacks and Quick & Easy Dinners. The recipes are so good and easy to follow. There is even a recipe for making your own cottage cheese. I loved the way it was organized. At the beginning of each main section there is a bible verse and a prayer. There are awesome cookie and pie recipes. It’s a great cookbook for creating sell-out bake sale items and it’s available for either the kindle or in a spiral-bound format.

A kindle edition of this book was given to me by Harvest House Publishers through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion of the book.


Other books by Georgia Varozza

The Amish Canning Cookbook
The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook
The Amish Baking Cookbook
What the Amish Can Teach Us About the Simple Life
501 Time-Saving Tips Every Woman Should Know

The New Low-Carb Diet Cookbook – Book Review



The New Low-Carb Diet Cookbook
Author: Laura Lamont
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers, December 30, 2014
160 pages
Paperback, Kindle


Description from NetGalley:

Low-carb diets work—if the international success of the Dukan and Atkins diets has taught us anything, it’s that. But they’re usually hard to stick to and often unhealthy. Here Laura Lamont, a qualified nutritional therapist who introduced us to the revolutionary “Zero Noodles”, brings us a healthy new take on low-carb dieting. Laura explains how eating a nutritionally sound combination of controlled amounts of complex carbohydrates, protein and “good” fats (in foods such as avocados, salmon and flaxseed) at the right times of day can bring about healthy, long-lasting weight loss. Now there’s no need to deprive yourself of any food group—and you don’t even have to give up bread!

My thoughts:

I just finished reading the most mouth watering diet/cookbook. It’s called The New Low-Carb Diet Cookbook and it is written by Laura Lamont, a qualified nutritional therapist.

It’s a really smart book with oodles of full page illustrations. She starts briefly explaining the
diet and how it words. Lamont explains the differences in carbohydrates. She then gives 10 diet tips and has five colorful food charts to assist you in planning your meals. She tells you what the best foods are for breakfast and when to stop your daily eating. There are tips for eating out and when you should eat your heaviest meal. And the big question I want to know: “Do you have to eliminate chocolate?!” I wonder, though, why there is no mention of any of the dried beans such as navy, pinto, etc. on any of the lists or in the recipes?

There are over 75 unique recipes, each with a nutritional analysis. The recipes are easy to follow.  Some of these heavenly recipes are:
Avocado Crab Salad
Smoked Salmon Packages with Cucumber Dill Salad
Rich Chicken & Almond Tangine
Baked Pecan Stuffed Peaches
Asian Style Pesto & Tofu Noodles
Baked Pecan Stuffed Peaches
Nutty Chocolate-Covered Strawberrie

I’m going to the grocery store soon, so I’ve made my list and I’m ready to get started on this diet that allows dessert and drop 2 pounds a week!

I was given a complimentary copy of this book from Duncan Baird Publishers through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.