And, while it is true that one can be as decadent as one chooses with their homestyle recipes, some fail to recognize that they have tons of great lighter recipes that are packed full of flavor without packing on the calories… and there are also tons of recipes that can easily be modified….
And these healthier options and potential lighter recipes can be found in the pages of almost any of their books.
Now I am not claiming all their books are “light” cookbooks… but let’s face it, most light cookbooks are just good recipes lightened up… and the one thing GP Cookbooks are known for are good recipes… from the best cooks in the nation– home cooks.
Year 2 Change means making lasting changes for our family and with that comes balance…
One thing that has held me back for years (and perhaps some others) is that when people make a health change there is this pressure to “detox”, join the latest (fill in the blank) “go_____-free” or eat nothing but two almonds and a head of cabbage… okay perhaps I am over-exaggerating a bit… but not by much.
So I am on a mission this year is to find ways to cook up dishes that we (and hopefully you) love that are both GOODe to your taste buds and your waist line
SOOOO… that is my very long way of introducing a new series here and on GOODEness Gracious…
And I don’t know a better way to kick off a series than with a great giveaway.
My dear friends at GP have sent me a couple of my favorite cookbooks to share with you… starting with Fresh from the Farmstand.
Now, I have actually reviewed this book (and given away a coveted copy) over on GG before, but since I have been cooking out of it for the last week or so, I thought it might be a great one to start with…(oh, and it even includes a couple recipes from yours truly ).
Soo, I have been cooking up a storm making all kinds of things from the plentiful gift we received and my already stocked pantry and fridge… and GP has helped me out with Fresh From the Farmstand…
Recipes like Zucchini and Rice (coming soon to GOODEness Gracious).
Super yummy Beef, Barley and Kale Soup (Coming soon to As Goode As It Gets)
BTW- I think Puddie is in LOVE with this recipe…
And these amazing tomatoes that are OH-so GOODe on their own and also perfect over some mixed greens. (Recipe Coming Soon to GOODEness Gracious).
All of these recipes and more will be shared over the coming weeks — including their nutritional content.
I will also be tackling a few recipes in the book that could be lightened up a bit… like the super yummy Whole Grain Blueberry Coffee Cake which we already love, but I think I can trim a little off of it.
BUT, in the meantime, how about that giveaway
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Disclaimers: GP is giving me the book to giveaway to you… oh and Family of Farmers are my peeps (read:client) and they gave me the yummy produce loot. And as always, affiliate links are used.