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MAN-LOVER'S COOKBOOK, he'll not mind it's healthy
on February 4, 2011
I'M A MAN. I LOVE THE FOOD. My wife loves the healthy recipes. I'm a 2 heart attack survivor and wish to stay that way, but I enjoy what most men enjoy. This cookbook allows the delights of eating without the danger. She likes the nutrition info on each recipe. She easily finds low salt & fat recipes that I crave. Like "Shepherds Pie", a super salsa, which I beg to be served with "cheese straws", & a thick macho "loaded Mexican pizza." I can't believe it's healthy eating.
She tries to tell me how healthy all of our eating has become, and I appreciate her efforts, and this book. But let's face it, diet books are a dime a dozen. This is more. It's a GREAT FOODS BOOK. First comes a tasty recipe, then they've made it nutritional and heartily healthy. Diabetic needs are addressed too. I've told my wife, "Use this book for a year. Toss out the others. These are man-awesome and healthy. A winner on my plate."
I enjoy sitting with my wife and using the color photos to pick out a different recipe. I've suggested we try next the dessert "caramel apple pizza" because it looks like a treat you'd buy at the State Fair.
She was delighted that the book came with a FREE cooking magazine. And she loves the free access to online weight-loss tools. The front of this book offers tips on weight loss techniques that are man-woman-family friendly. Tips aligned with what my cardiologist suggests. The index is excellent for home-grown food. Example: if you have abundance on squash, go to the squash index and see the list of recipes, including portion calories. Or there is the traditional recipe name index as well.
It's not often that a MAN falls in love with a cookbook. Here is a winner. Buy it, gals, and delight your man, even if he doesn't want to know he's eating healthy.
Of course if you don't like your hubby, or you enjoy him as Portly Pig, buy another cookbook.
My babe (we're in our 60s) wants me around a bit longer, God bless her.