I have been given the opportunity to review a few Everything Books. These are great intro books to different subjects – you can read them from cover to cover to learn all about the subject, or you can search for particular information, tips, recipes and use it as reference material. My biggest problem is there are no photos to go along with the recipes, and for something like the Everything Raw Foods Recipe Book, you might want to see what the finished product should look like. The Everything books are perfect for trying out something new and using it as a guideline to figure it all out, inexpensively. I’m going to quickly review three of these books : The Everything Juicing Book, The Everything Mediterranean Diet Book, The Everything Raw Food Recipe Books. Adams Media wants to help you start summer in a healthy way, so read all the way to the bottom to see what they have for us in June.
The Everything Mediterranean Diet Book – All You Need TO Lose Weight And Stay Healthy - This book is not just a recipe book. Written by Connie Diekman and Sam Sotiropoulos the first one third of the book leads you through the Mediterranean diet and healthy way of living. What you need to do to live the Mediterranean way. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a staple in almost every meal, but there are plenty of other mediterraen must haves like roasted red peppers, red wine, feta cheese, lemons, etc. There are suggestions throughout on how to lighten up a dish even more – like Chicken Galantine is suggested to be wrapped in Eggplant rather than back in it’s original Chicken skin. This is a decent guide to help you get through trying to eat healthier and lose weight.
The Everything Raw Food Recipe Book - by Mike Snyder and Nancy Faass with Lorena Novak Bull. Raw Food Diets have always been perplexing to me. I love my food warm and not so raw, so I don’t think I am willing to change. However, I always say I’m willing to try new things, and raw foods are intriguing as well. Did you know that dehydrating is a way to get the texture you need without baking or cooking? I didn’t. It almost seems like cheating. The blender is your friend on the raw food diet as it is used in so many of the recipes. Smoothies are a great way to start, though no one thinks about it being raw food. I like the recipes in this, and though I don’t think I’m ready to make the switch, this is a great intro to a Raw Food way of eating. This book also mentions that the Raw Food Diet is a great way to get healthy and lose weight.Diana
If you have an Iphone or Droid or one of those other phones that are web capable, you may have a kitchen tool or two at your fingertips – literally (I think that’s correctly used). I have some Apps to suggest. It’s really cool to find a recipe on your phone, to use for dinner. There are organizational tools to help with shopping and dieting and even cool drink making apps – I think I’ll need that one while my daughter is home on spring break. Here are a few of my favorite apps, let me know in the comments what your best ones are.
- Bento- Cost 4.99 – If you are going to pay almost five dollars for an app, it had better be useful. Bento is a very useful organizing tool based on different templates you can use. I’ll talk about a few of them, that I’ve investigated. How it works – you get a template from those available and add it to your library. For example – in the Diet Log, you add an entry based on their template and you can keep track of what you’ve eaten for the day, …