Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lightening up Southern favorites.

I was hopeful that this book would help me prepare some of my husband’s favorites, but with modifications to make them more healthy. There’s still a lot of fried food, which I’m trying to avoid, and the canola oil option really surprised me. There’s a lot of research showing that canola (ie rapeseed) oil really isn’t a good option.
The vegetable casseroles are a great help, as that seems to be what everybody brings to all the church functions! It’s nice to have some healthy options! The Sinless Seven Layer Dip is on my list for March Madness parties, too. Grilled Potato salad with Bacon Vinaigrette is a hit, as well. Just enough tartness and the bacon is always popular at our house.
Another plus for this book are the beautiful illustrations, and the stories that go along with them. All in all, a nice addition to my bookshelf. I’m sure some of these recipes will make it to the favorite list in my house.

I received a free copy of this book from “Blogging for Books” in return for my honest review.