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The TueReview: Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook

9780307407559As you may remember, I found out earlier this year that I have high-cholesterol. I’ve been watching my fat intake since then, and while I have found out in the interim that this is a family trait, and will most likely not be fixed through diet alone, I am still interested in tasty recipes that can help keep my cholesterol levels in check. That’s why I was so excited to get a chance to look at this book, and let me tell you, this is absolutely NOT boring tasteless low fat food.

First, the whole front section of Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook is about how to achieve a healthy balance in your eating, including recommendations for calorie intake and total fat grams. And it’s built on real food, including a *gasp* doughnut. Yeah, yeah, they do tell you that doughnut is not an ideal snack, but the fact is they include it. This book is reality based. It’s based on what real people actually eat, unlike some healthy cook books. It’s kinda like……Survivor versus Swiss Family Robinson. Which, by the way, Country read for school recently, and we still can’t figure out exactly where that island is, because tigers and lions are not indigenous to the same places, ykwim? Back to the book at hand!

The thing I like most about this book is that the nutrition information is given for each recipe. Do you know how tired I am of whipping out my calculator every night to see what I can eat? Really tired! I also like the appendixes. There’s one with healthy shopping tips, one with healthy cooking strategies, and another for healthy ideas for dining out. The one thing I don’t like: no pictures. As you may recall from a previous review, that’s how I tell if I want to try a new recipe, by looking at the photo/ Looks like I’m gonna have to break down and read, because…….who could resist names like Garlic Chicken Fillets in Balsamic Vinegar and Cumin Roasted Turkey Breast with Raspberry Sauce and Jamaican Jerk Tuna Steaks? Yeah, see?

There’s good news for you though! I plan to try some of these recipes, and I will be taking pictures when I do, LOL!

‘Nuff Said


Assorted Trivia

Susan T. is the winner of our Bloggy Giveaway. She has chosen Two Dudes, One Pan as her prize! Susan, please email me me your snail mail addy, so we can get your book out to you.

The craft show did not go well. At all. Attendance was way low, and the people who did come weren’t buying. Even the silent charity auction was a big flop.

I picked up my old guitar from my Mama’s last night. It is in bad shape with a broken saddle, one missing string and it hardly holds a tuning. Nonetheless, it felt pretty good to hold it again.

And also, I butchered the National Anthem during the youth lock-in on Friday night. I wasn’t performing, I was goofing around with a couple more singers. However, I took it as a personal challenge, and that song and I had long and intense negotiations in the shower. I think we reached an ok compromise, but feel free to decide for yourself.

BTW, this will probably be the last singing video I post here, at least for awhile. This blog is full enough without adding my singing to it, so you will find that kind of stuff on my more personal blog from now on.

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