Tortillas to the Rescue

What’s the one item you should always have in your fridge? Tortillas!  We always have several packages of them!  Not only do tortillas have a long shelf life, they are incredibly versatile. Want proof? Check out “Tortillas to the Rescue.”

This cookbook features more than 100 recipes for delicious breakfasts, snacks, wraps, main courses (with vegetarian options), and desserts.  Learn how to make your own tortillas or use any store-bought brand and create an Avocado and Leek Omelet Wrap, Tortilla Soup, BLTA Tacos, Grilled Salmon Tostadas, a Duck Quesadilla or Ice Cream Tacos.  Some of my favorite recipes included in this cookbook are Tortilla Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts, Burger Poaches, and Ice Cream Taco Treats.  There are so many great recipes in here!  The majority of the ingredients you need for these recipes will easily be found in your pantry or your local grocery store.  The directions are also super easy to follow!  The cover alone makes me hungry!

Whether you stuff, wrap, bake, roll or fry it, the world is your tortilla!

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sugar-Free Cooking & Baking

Did you know that the average American eats a third of a pound of sugar per day?  Today’s processed foods are packed with refined sugars that raise blood-sugar levels, pack on pounds, cause behavioral problems, and are suspected to be the culprit behind a host of other serious diseases and disorders. There seems to be sugar in almost everything!  The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sugar-Free Cooking & Baking provides insights into the addictive nature of sugar and ways to break free and gives readers the tools needed to serve their families tasty food without guilt or serious health effects. The guide includes:

•       150 recipes for satisfying meals and delicious desserts without refined sugars
•       Kid-friendly snacks without sugar-based behavioral or health repercussions
•       The skinny on natural sugar substitutes and a foolproof substitution system for use in favorite recipes
•       The truth about unexpected foods that contain hidden and refined sugars—and how to avoid them
•       Nutrition planning advice for dieters, diabetics, families with kids, and anyone else who wants or needs to avoid sugar

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sugar-Free Cooking & Baking will help you kick the sugar habit, improve your health, and aid in preventing the onset of serious sugar-related diseases.  The recipes contain ingredients you should have in your pantry or can easily find in the grocery store.  My personal favorite chapter (besides desserts of course) has to be the Chicken and Seafood Suppers.  There are some mighty great flavors in there!

What are some of your favorite sugar free recipes?

 

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide Quinoa Cookbook

Ever wonder how to cook quinoa? Quinoa, a grain-like seed similar to rice, is a healthy staple food for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free dieters, and anyone looking for a healthy superfood that is easy to make. The Complete Idiot’s Guide Quinoa Cookbook teaches readers how to properly cook and add a variety of delicious flavors and techniques to quinoa. Packed with over 250 recipes, the cookbook teaches readers how to make everything from quinoa pancakes to quinoa carbonara. The cookbook includes quinoa recipes for:

• Quick egg and griddle breakfasts
• Salads – vegetarian and meat-topped
• Sandwiches
• Soups, stews, and chilis
• Easy snacks and appetizers
• Quinoa dinner and desserts

The Complete Idiot’s Guide Quinoa Cookbook also includes cooking and baking tips for making the perfect quinoa every time, as well as the history and health benefits of this ancient seed. I personally loved that the majority of these recipes contain items you will find in your pantry or easily find at your local grocery store. I also love that each recipe lists servings, prep time, cook time, and calorie counts. As somebody who is trying to lose weight, the calorie counts alone make it one of my favorite cookbook. Plus, it has helped me cook a food I had no idea how to before!

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