The Book of Greens by Jenn Louis with Kathleen Squires

The Book of Greens is a truly beautiful book.  It, and books like it, are what make a book lover want the real thing – an actual book!  When I picked the book up for the first time, I was amazed by the texture of the cover and the embossed lettering.  I felt as though I were caressing something I loved.

Then I opened it. 175 recipes using greens – all kinds of greens, many I have never heard of.  I am so excited to begin exploring these recipes for new taste delights.

The photographs, by Ed Anderson, are stunning.  The foods are rich in color, each picture a work of art that creates a mouth watering response!   I love to cook and so cookbooks are an essential in my home. I have always been a believer in eating whole foods and plenty of vegetables and I admit, greens are my favorite.

Tomorrow night I am going to try the Grilled Romaine Hearts with Bagna Cauda for a spicy, salty treat!

A related article by authors – Go Green.

And another – Tender Bok Choy Salad with Chicken and Orange

More information about the book.
Here you can read an excerpt from the book.
Read about the book from the publisher – see the praise for the book and view the fabulous table of contents. Take a look inside the book to see what I am talking about!

Author Bio

The Book of Greens
Ten Speed Press, California/New York
ISBN 978-1-60774-984-4

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

skinnytaste Fast and Slow

book coverHow can you go wrong when you offer a cookbook that covers all this?

  • Quickly prepared food
  • Food cooked while you are away in a crockpot
  • Food to help you slim down
  • Food that tastes fantastic
  • Food that looks beautiful
  • Food that is healthy and good for you
  • Easy to follow recipes
  • Images of the finished product

Gina Homolka has done an amazing job of providing all of this in skinnytaste – FAST AND SLOW.

I am a cookbook lover!  That’s because I love to create in the kitchen and I enjoy, not only using great recipes but using other’s recipes to create my own inventions in the kitchen.

I love cookbooks that offer basic kitchen set up ideas, common ingredients used, recipes that are easy to follow and images that make my mouth water.

Gina Homolka has succeeded in all of this plus she has added a full month of “good for you meals” for a 1500 a day calorie food plan for every meal of the day.

Gina Homolka’s Website

Read About it at Publisher’s Site

Skinnytaste Fast and Slow
Knockout Quick-Fix and Slow Cooker Recipes
Homolka, Gina
Jones, R.D., Heather K.
Clarkson Potter/Publishers
Crown Publishing
New York, October 2016
ISBN 978-0-553-45960-9

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


A Modern Way to Cook

A Modern Way to Cook
large-cover-anna-jones by Anna Jones
150+ vegetarian recipes for quick, flavor-packed meals

I love cookbooks.  This one arrived today and I am devouring it with such excitement that I can’t wait to get in my kitchen! It has wonderful pictures of the completed recipes with ingredients that are fresh, flavorful and exciting!

Cooking is my hobby and I am always looking for new ways to prepare my food.   Ms. Jones offers ideas to get your meal on the table in a few short minutes to those asking for a longer investment of time. These recipes are Innovative, creative and mouthwatering! This book makes vegetarian eating look like a whole new idea.

What excites me the most is her liberal use of herbs and spices in her amazing vegetarian delights.  She offers recipes for meals at any time of the day as well as desserts.

One thing I really like is that she creates a type of meal – a meal in a bowl – a salad – and then gives you options in combinations of ingredients to add to your bowl – each one a different meal and so easy to prepare!

This is a beautiful, hard bound book and one you will love adding to your cookbook collection!


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