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Lighten Up, Y'all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome Hardcover – March 3, 2015
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— Carla Hall, cohost of The Chew and author of Carla’s Comfort Food
“In Lighten Up, Y’all, Virginia Willis reminds us that Southern cooking is not all about overindulgence, butter, and fried food; rather, Southern food emphasizes the delicate ingredients that are indigenous to our region. She lightens up the dishes we love while staying true to the flavors we desire.”
— John Besh, chef and author of Cooking from the Heart
Virginia Willis’s passion for the Southern food she grew up with, her top-notch culinary expertise, and her personal journey to be healthier have culminated in this wonderful book, which celebrates the fresh diversity of Southern cooking. With one incredible recipe after another, it is a real gift for health-minded food lovers!”
— Ellie Krieger MS, RD, host of Food Network’s Healthy Appetite and author of Weeknight Wonders
“With Lighten Up, Y’all, Virginia Willis opens the door to a new way of cooking, which focuses on the bountiful fresh fruits and vegetables that are the true staples of the Southern larder. She writes recipes that will make you feel good cooking in the kitchen, and feel even better eating the results.”
— Hugh Acheson, James Beard Award–winning chef and author of A New Turn in the South
“Virginia Willis has always been both hilariously funny and incredibly astute in her Southern taste. Her recipes, like Beer-Battered Shrimp with Spicy Ketchup, Broccoli and Cheese “Rice Grits,” and Miso-Glazed Catfish with Edamame and Spicy Winter Greens, ring the bell for us. They are creative, nourishing, comforting, and easy to cook at leisure. Lighten Up, Y’all is a manifesto of gracious living in any era or place: be cool, eat well and mindfully, and don’t forget to drink plenty of water!”
—Matt Lee and Ted Lee, authors of The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen
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Top Customer Reviews
This cookbook covers a large enough area of cooking it would be great as a gift for anyone just learning to cook or that likes collecting cookbooks. It covers areas such as, Starters & Nibbles, From the garden, Poultry, Soups & stews, Sweet indulgences & 5 other just as amazing chapters. So if you are looking for a cookbook that covers a meal from beginning to end this is the cookbook you have been looking for.I was given the chance to receive this to try it out & review.
I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Thank you to bloggingforbooks.com
I made the Grilled Balsamic Flank Steak, and it was a home run. It was so simple, and definitely something I'd make again and again!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This came to my delight. I can finally prepare good tasting and healthy food for my girlfriend easy like a piece o'cake!Published 13 days ago by Jana Ordean
What can I say about Virginia Willis. She is such a wonderful Southern chef and she is so creative with her recipes! I don't think she could cook a bad meal if she tried. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Diane L. Lee-Strong
Many diverse recipes. Something for every one. Great recipes.Published 3 months ago by KSU Wildcat71
Have all her books and just saw where she's getting her own TV showPublished 4 months ago by JustMeShopping
I am a big Virginia Willis fan. I have cooked countless recipes from "Bon Appetit, Y'all" So when I saw that Ms. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Timothy M Howard