Recently, I posted about Lifetime.com's "Cook Yourself Thin" series of recipes and their new cookbook, and now I have the cookbook to give to one lucky reader!
"Cook Yourself Thin Faster" is the follow-up to "Cook Yourself Thin" (natch), which was a New York Times bestseller. While it isn't a "diet" book, the authors do include some good advice, such as counting calories, keeping a food diary, a list of 100-calorie or less healthy snacks, and of course, exercise (you knew that was coming).
The recipes look great - they use real food, just healthier versions (i.e. swapping a full-fat ingredient for a lesser-fat one). I made their Southwestern Slaw (using the scariest kitchen appliance ever, the mandoline) and I liked it...never would have thought of mixing ancho chile powder, honey, lime and orange juices into a cole slaw (actually, I used broccoli slaw), but it worked for me!
This side dish includes julienned jicima, which is what I used the mandoline for. But a regular knife would work pretty well and you probably wouldn't be as afraid as I was of losing a finger!
To enter this giveaway, which is open to U.S. residents only (sorry, international readers!), just leave a comment on this post telling me what kitchen appliance scares you the most. Giveaway ends at 10:00 pm on Thursday, January 7th, and a randomly-drawn winner will be announced on Friday. Good luck to everyone!
**In accordance with the FCC, I hereby disclaim that I received a copy of this cookbook to keep as well as one to give away.