I'm not sure but I think the cinnamon is what bothered me. One of my co-workers is Kenyan and a fabulous cook. I keep meaning to ask him for his opinion on this one. I would want more sausage for flavor, however. I do plan to try this again. My mother-in-law liked this, too. Hubby was not a fan. All in all, I love this book and the blogs! I'm so glad hubby got it for me and it will be getting a pretty good workout! View 2 comments. I just borrowed this from the library and read through all of the recipes. There are so many that I would like to try that I've decided to buy the book for my library.
I love that she adds nutritional information for each recipe. The recipes look delicious and I love that she includes whole grains, almond milk, egg whites, etc. The recipes are healthier and the ingredients are accessible. View all 7 comments. Oct 20, Diane Hernandez rated it really liked it Shelves: overdrive. If you're ready for a more gourmet Hungry Girl, this cookbook is for you! Skinnytaste lightens up meals in innovative ways like Chocolate Cream Pie made with Tofu , Chocolate Walnut Cookies made with avocado instead of butter , Chili Verde made with chicken and white beans instead of pork and Lasagna made with zucchini instead of pasta.
I agree with the author's suggestion to make a weekly menu plan and then shop for the ingredients because most people won't have these types of items in th If you're ready for a more gourmet Hungry Girl, this cookbook is for you! I agree with the author's suggestion to make a weekly menu plan and then shop for the ingredients because most people won't have these types of items in their pantry already.
Most of the recipes have a lot of ingredients and will take more time than I have after coming home from work on weekdays. However, I'm looking forward to making several on the weekends. I particularly appreciated the notes regarding new foods like farro and her perfect pairings. May 18, Naomi rated it it was amazing. This is a freaking awesome cookbook. I can see why so many people love it.
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Both exceeded my expectations. The rest of the recipes look like they won't disappoint either. Now for the nuts and bolts. The book is filled with gorgeous pictures of the recipes. Recipes are laid out easily with nutritional information, which is my personal favorite. Shelves: cookbooks. Gina Homolka does the impossible: She takes delicious — but calorie-laden — dishes like Eggs Benedict, baked potato soup, Panzanella Salad, Chicken Parmesan, French silk pie, and much, much more and remakes them into low-cal recipes.
Are the recipes always as scrumptious as the calorific originals? For those who favor the Paleo diet or any low-carb diets, The Skinnyta Gina Homolka does the impossible: She takes delicious — but calorie-laden — dishes like Eggs Benedict, baked potato soup, Panzanella Salad, Chicken Parmesan, French silk pie, and much, much more and remakes them into low-cal recipes.
Dec 02, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: from-publisher , read-in , cookbook.
This is a fantastic cookbook! If you're looking for a cookbook with great food that are more healthy and low in calories, this may well be your best bet!
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Although I've heard of Gina's website, I haven't been spending a lot of time there regularly but I've decided to change that based on what I'm seeing in this cookbook! The book itself is beautiful - well constructed, with great photography and lots of good tips! The content is well done and includes the following areas: Skinny Basics, Sunny Morn This is a fantastic cookbook! There is something for everyone in this cookbook! Although most of the recipes have a photo associated with it, some of them don't which frustrates me since I'd prefer to have a photo for ALL of the recipes. But, I do appreciate that most of them have a photo.
I can't wait to dig in and make some of these dishes! I highly recommend this cookbook for pretty much anyone! Definitely a great one!
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NOTE: I received this book from the publisher for an honest review. View 1 comment. Jan 12, Leah Craig rated it it was amazing Shelves: my-books , cookbooks. I just finished this, and immediately ordered it off Amazon. It's full of seriously approachable, delicious food. I usually steer clear of healthy cookbooks, because I can't keep up with the constantly changing trend of healthy ingredients that I often find out of my budget. I also often see a lack of animal protein and more vegetarian oriented recipes, and I am a big meat eater.
This cookbook is actually written for a real person on a real budget. You don't have to make a stop to a specialty sh I just finished this, and immediately ordered it off Amazon. You don't have to make a stop to a specialty shop for every recipe, and I was so happy to see it's full of meat! I can't wait until it arrives and I can get started!
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The photos are beautiful and the instructions are so easy to follow. I believe my first dish will be the Sriracha Salmon. Jul 22, Emily rated it it was amazing. After making another delicious recipe from it tonight, I decided it was about time. I also love that each recipe includes information about sodium content, which is important for a lot more readers than you might think. Apr 25, Katy rated it it was amazing Shelves: food , work , Cookbook club enjoyed it.
One of my absolute go-'tos for dinners. Every time, I find something new but shrimp and grits is one of our all time favorites. This cookbook is a must have in every kitchen. It has recipes we all love, but in new, innovative ways to lighten the dishes, keep it healthy, and enjoy it.
In the beginning of the cookbook, there is a Recipe Key to find throughout the book for vegetarian, gluten-free, freezer friendly, quick meals in less than 30 minutes, and slow cooker recipes. Included in the introduction is basically explaining how this co This cookbook is a must have in every kitchen. Included in the introduction is basically explaining how this cookbook is about to change all and make cooking easy, affordable, and enjoyable for everyone involved. The Skinny Basics follows, explaining the key to affordable, healthy eating is planning meals ahead of time with a shopping list, and buying just what you need to make those meals at the grocery store.
Even dumping the junk processed foods and taking the time and effort that goes into cooking. That it is important to make calories count with healthy fats, lean proteins, and high fiber carbohydrates.