Golly gee, I was just talking about my favorite healthy cookbooks in honor of National Cookbook Month and then a new one (plus a second copy to give away) shows up at my doorstep — Cooking Light Lighten Up, America! I can already tell this collection of regional American recipes is going to be well-worn in no time thanks to the quirky style and healthy spin author Allison Fishman Task puts on so many of my family’s favorite dishes – and new recipe ideas!
Filled with more than 150 recipes with easy-to-follow instructions, helpful healthy tips and beautiful photography that captures every drool-worthiness morsel, this cookbook also exudes the spirit of foodie adventure that can only come from road-tripping from one American food festival to the next. Keep reading on and find out how you can win my giveaway for a copy of Lighten Up, America!
But, here are the Amazon links if you can’t wait to win!
With so many recipes, I devised a simple plan to start my cooking plan of attack! In each of the chapters, I’ve picked one recipe that speaks to me in some way – whether childhood memories, a favorite flavor crave, or just because the photo looks so inviting.
Lighter American Breakfasts:
Tex-Mex Migas are a breakfast staple in my hometown of Austin, Texas. Good for lunch too!
Lighter American Lunches:
Shrimp Po’Boys loaded with pan-sautéed gulf shrimp (rather than fried) make this New Orleans classic my new best friend.
Lighter American Main Dishes:
Another popular dish in Austin (and one more way to use my 75 lbs of Hatch Green Chile), these Chile Rellenos are actually quickly pan-fried for crunch and then baked in the oven – saving loads of fat and calories!
Lighter American Side Dishes:
Not a fan of this veggie until I tried them roasted! Add bacon and it’s better – am I right?!
Lighter American Desserts:
I’m totally making this Triple Chocolate Cake for my husband’s birthday.
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