I love the premise of this cookbook: one should not have to forego all desired foods for healthy food, but everything in moderation. I enjoyed reading the author’s story of weight loss and was encouraged to see her doing so well in maintaining that accomplishment through foods that appeal to me. I also enjoyed reading her introductions to each of the recipes.

The recipes in this cookbook are divided into the following chapters:

Starting Fresh (breakfast)
Vegetables & Sides
For Sharing
All Things Sweet

Each recipe has nutrition facts and serving sizes. There are lots of beautiful pictures. The recipes look fresh and appetizing to me. Most seem to be more sophisticated than an average family meal, but not overly fussy. I also like the binding of this hardback book that allows the pages to lie flat.

This looks like a good cookbook. I can’t wait to try many of these recipes. Specifically, I look forward to trying the Spice-Rubbbed Steak with Grilled Peaches & Blue Cheese, the Lemon Cream Risotto, and the Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie.

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