Thursday, January 28, 2010

This Cookbook is Great!

It sounds like this winter weather has many of you ready to warm up your kitchens! I have had several requests to recommend a healthy cookbook that has really good recipes, great photos and that's easy to use (I think I've got all the requirements down!)

Right now, I'm having so much fun making all sorts of new things out of So Easy: Luscious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Weekby Ellie Krieger. We all need new recipes from time to time to bring fun and variety into meals. We certainly don't want to get into the rut of eating the same food over and over again until we get bored. My husband gave me a copy of this cookbook for Christmas, and we've now tried 14 recipes, every one of them wonderful. (Don't worry, Anne, the photos are great!) I think my favorite meal is the chipotle orange glazed pork chops with maple squash puree, and spinach-green apple salad. The roasted tomato and black bean soup is so good that I've made it twice...and then the salmon with chickpea ragu and the ratatouille. Seriously, I had never had ratatouille before--wow! The healthy version of peanut butter crispy rice treats are made with crispy brown rice, honey, and dried cherries...totally yum!

I think this cookbook will be just what you're looking for. My only complaint is that the nutritional information is calculated for the entire meal the book suggests such as the pork, squash, and the spinach salad. I think it would be much better to have nutritional data for each dish separately. Otherwise, it's gets 5 stars.

I hope this helps! Tomorrow, I think I'll make the Asian noodle bowl...

Today, make sure you have at least 5 servings of fruits and/or veggies.

Whether You Think You Can Or Think You Can't, You're RIght!
--Henry Ford

Please share with us!:
If anyone else has this cookbook, what are your favorite recipes?
We'd love to know what your favorite healthy cookbooks are, too!


  1. I love this cookbook too. The Chipotle Glazed Pork chop with butternut squash puree is also one of my favorite recipes too. I also like Raisin Bread topped with greek yogurt and fresh peaches for breakfast.

    I have this and The Food You Crave (her other cookbook)--both are fabulous. I've tried dozens of recipes from both of them, and haven't found a bad one yet.

    I think they are the only cookbooks I own that I've sampled more than 2 or 3 recipes. Everything is simple and healthy....and you can serve it on special occasions and it doesn't taste "diet." It's just good.

  2. Oh--in the other book "The Food you Crave," the nutritional info is calculated per recipe, not per meal. I too prefer that.

  3. Thanks! I'm putting Ellie Krieger's "The Food You Crave" on my list to buy next! I just made another dish last night, the Sirloin Steak with Grainy Mustard! Amazing...


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