I’m giving away copies of this book to two lucky readers this week! The book retails new for $26. Enter to win at the bottom of the post.
What makes a great cookbook? I’m sure there are about as many answers to that as there are people reading this post. For me a great cookbook is made up of delicious recipes that are easy to recreate and fit well in my family’s eating style. The spark that makes a cookbook great is a personal thing.
This month I reviewed Clean Slate from the editors of Martha Stewart Living. The cookbook was billed as a healthy cooking recipe collection that focused on high protein eating. Most American’s don’t eat enough protein and I have been trying to make sure we are getting plenty in our diet. It just makes me feel better and stay full longer which means I eat less overall. Win – win!
I want to make sure my review is helpful to you so let me be very clear. Clean Slate was not the right fit for our household but it might be perfect for you. We just don’t eat like this and the recipes I tried from the book did not inspire us to shift our eating style in that direction.
This book is perfect for you if:
• You are not feeding children with it or your children are willing to eat unusual health foods.
• You are willing to purchase some higher end specialized kitchen equipment (i.e. a juicer).
• Simple flavor combinations with minimal seasoning appeal to you.
• Learning more about “detox” style eating is on your to do list.
• You care about having a plant based diet.
• The Anti-Inflammatory Diet is useful for you.
• Expensive groceries are not prohibitive in your budget.
We are a household of dedicated carnivores and focus on a balanced eating lifestyle that does not include any focus on the specific eating patterns the book is suggesting.
My hands down favorite thing about the book was the beautiful, engaging photography. This is one of those books you can curl up in bed with or leave on the coffee table for guests to enjoy.
If you want a copy of this book for your very own you can check out the Amazon link below. OR…you can enter to win it from me! The publisher was kind enough to send two beautiful copies to me and I will not be keeping mine so I have two copies to give away to some lucky readers!
If you have any questions about the terms and conditions of this giveaway or how to sign up please leave a comment on this post and answer your questions as well as I can.
Update: Congratulations to Laura and Candace who each won a copy of this book!
Here is the Amazon link if you would like more particulars:
Disclaimer: Here at Mirlandra’s Kitchen you will always know when I have been compensated in any way to share information with you. I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for this review. I was not paid in any other way. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.