Thursday, July 22, 2010

Books on the Nightstand.....

If you ever have a lack of something to read (gasp!), please check out a blog called Not only do the authors offer free pod casts, they give reviews of books they've enjoyed as well as links to other book blogs. I just checked it out today for the first time and was greatly impressed---I pulled three books from their selections and that was only from the first page of the blog! I have enough to read on my nightstand so I didn't want to delve further and read "past" blogs or else I would become an island unto myself--just me and a mile high pile of books! Hmmm...doesn't sound so bad now that I think about it.

On another note, I've recently moved and have began cooking a bit more as now I have more room in the kitchen to do so. I've been picking up cookbooks here and there and wanted to share two with you that I'll be taking home tonight. The first is "Hungry Girl" by Lisa Lillien who now has an entire franchise built around that name. "Hungry Girl" is the first of the series and has a large selection of recipes that are all low calorie, low fat and most can be made in a matter of minutes! The only qualm I have with these books is that there aren't many pictures in them and I have a tendency to be a very visual cook :P

The other in my book bag is "The Conscious Cook" by Tal Ronnen which contains a myriad of healthy (mostly organic) recipes that make my mouth water just thinking of them! Each recipe also contains a picture with it, so that's a nice bonus. On tomorrow night's menu: Whole wheat penne with San Marzano tomatoes and some pan roasted summer vegetables. Yummy!

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