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Betty Crocker Whole Grains

Pros: Delicious, simple, and reliable results; lovely photos Cons: Jumps on the whole grain bandwagon without an entirely holistic view of ‘healthy’ Rating: 4 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of Wiley.   In the effort to eat healthy I’m

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EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook

Pros: Delicious, healthy food; quick meals; handy tips; nice photos Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of The Countryman Press.   Normally I find EatingWell’s fare to be a bit on the bland side, which makes

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On Eating Well

This morning I posted a rave review of Tosca Reno’s Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook. Why rave? Because it’s one of the first healthy-eating cookbooks I’ve tried that caters to those of us who are addicted to high-flavor foods, rather than bland,

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"The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook," Tosca Reno

Pros: Helpful lists and tips; incredibly delicious recipes; many recipes; photographs Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Jane Wesman Public Relations, Inc.   Since I’ve had a need to eat healthy lately (in particular, low-fat

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Hot breakfast cereal mix

With all this need to eat healthy & low-fat lately, I’ve been experimenting with ways to keep meals interesting, easy, and good for me. Here’s my breakfast cereal recipe: 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant) 2 cups mixed-grain hot

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"The Eat-Clean Diet," Tosca Reno

Pros: Enthusiasm; lists and guidelines; delicious recipes Cons: Can come across like a fad diet book at times Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Jane Wesman Public Relations, Inc.   I admit, my first impression of The

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EatingWell Serves Two

Pros: Easy, fresh, low-yield recipes; sturdy book; good information; nice photos Cons: Some tendency toward blandness (some will find this a plus) Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of The Countryman Press.   The folks from the test

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"The EatingWell Diet," by Dr. Jean Harvey-Berino, Ph.D., R.D.

Pros: A helpful, common-sense (and no-nonsense) approach to losing weight Cons: The easier recipes tend to be bland and underwhelming Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of The Countryman Press. The EatingWell Diet: 7 Steps to a Healthy,

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Brown Rice Syrup

When I was working on reviewing Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Cooking, one of the things I looked forward to was trying out some of the natural, non-super-processed sweeteners out there. After all, they sometimes have slightly lower glycemic indexes, they

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Heidi Swanson’s Natural Foods Cookbooks

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was working on reviewing Heidi Swanson’s cookbook. Unfortunately it took a little time, because I needed a good solid weekend free for shopping and cooking, and I didn’t get one of those

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