Friday, November 21, 2014

Recipe Weekend / Cookbook Review: Food Hero Cookbooks are YOUR Healthy Resource!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these books, free of charge, from Parragon Book Buddies Blogger Program, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about them.

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Today I have a set of cookbooks for you that are about HEALTHY eating!

Yes, I know the holidays are here,
but you know come January,you're gonna wanna diet and eat healthier,
so why not get the books now and be ready?

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First up- Ramen, Soba and Udon

Take a tasty journey into the world of the noodle. Covering the tastiest of this international staple ramen, udon, and soba noodles, plus more theres everything covered from tantalizing soups and salads to mouthwatering mains. Noodle dishes are not only surprisingly versatile but also quick to cook, healthy, and above all, utterly delicious. This book offers a uniquely interesting and fun approach to cooking, with an informative introduction, helpful hints and hero tips.

ramen soba & Udon book sample page

This book explains the differences between the different Asian noodles (see above) and how to use them. The book includes recipes for Chicken recipes, Seafood recipes, Beef and Pork recipes, as well as Veggie recipes. The recipes cover salads and entrees equally. You might be surprised at how simple and easy the recipes are, yet how filling they can be! Suprising recipes include Ramen Burgers, Ramen Meatball Soup, Schaun Noodles, and Turkry CIlanto pesto Noodles. Also included are staples like Chow Mein, Chow Fun, Pork Pad Thai and Hot & Sour Noodles. It is an interesting collection, and young chefs especially will love the recipes!

Here's one of my favorite recipes from the book, that we have been making for almost 30 years!

ramen soba & Udon book chinese chicken salad

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Now for the Eat Your Greens Cookbook

This cookbook will offer all you need to create delicious homemade meals with these most versatile of ingredients. From cooking greens, such as kale, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts, through to salad greens, such as lettuce, arugula, and watercress, there are so many types of leafy greens to discover and enjoy. Tasty and nutritious, they make the perfect ingredients for scrumptious salads and soups, mouthwatering entrees, and even green juices.

eat your greens book sample page

 The book includes recipes for appetizers, Dynamic Dinners, Side Dishes, as well as Smoothie and Juice recipes. The recipes cover salads and entrees equally. I liked how they had a chart (above) that listed the different greens and their health benefits, so you can decide which ones you really need in your diet, or ones that might be overrated in the popular culture! Once again the recipes are pretty simple and easy for anyone to make! Recipes include Roasted Chicken with Watercress Butter, Radicchio & Shrimp Risotto, Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan & Pine Nuts, Rainbow Salad with Wasabi Dressing. 

And sometimes the recipes are unexpected, like this WONDERFUL recipe from the book: 

eat your greens book carmelized onion steak sandwiches

So if you're looking for cookbooks for the healthy eater on your Christmas gift list, be sure to check these 2 books out! They can also help YOU made you diet healthier and more nutritious!



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