Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Eating in the Middle: A Mostly Wholesome Cookbook, a review

I am drawn to cookbooks by people who have lost a great deal of weight to see if they offer good recipes for a diabetic.  Most often I am disappointed because they call for artificial ingredients that I don't want to use.

This book by Andie Mitchell was a lovely surprise.  Not only are the recipes made with food I can easily obtain in the Midwest but the book is full of "from scratch", easy recipes that I know even my husband will like. 

I have already bookmarked a few to try soon, including Cauliflower With Bacon, Roasted Carrots with Honey Butter, Baked Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls (using less heat so said hubby will eat it), and Chocolate Raspberry Breakfast Pudding made with chia seeds (of which I have a package waiting for a good recipe).

These are recipes I will make pretty much as described in the book but it is also full of recipes which one could easily tweak like Tuna and Orzo Salad with Parmesan & Basil.  The author not only provides mostly healthy foods but there are recipes for those days when one can cheat a little that are not as nutritious.

This is not a diet book and she has already told the story of how she lost the weight in a previous book.  But it is an excellent cookbook, full of colorful photos of the food.  It is exactly the kind of cookbook I like these days.

This cookbook was provided by Blogging For Books for the purpose of a review but the opinions are my own.

Eating in the Middle can be found at Amazon... here.*

*Most links to Amazon.com are Associate links.


Anonymous said...

I collect books too...this one looks most interesting...I so need to loose and we too are diabetic...so will have to look into this one!! Thank you, Brenda!
Elizabeth in WA

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

I love these kinds of real foods for real people cookbooks. This is the kind of eating that is sustainable throughout a lifetime. I'll have to see if the library has this book!