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The written word has always been a joy for me.  I can not remember a time in my life when I did not have books. Before I was able to read them, my mother read books to me. As soon as I could read independently I was never without a book in my hands or very nearby.  As years passed, writing developed into a passion for me as well. I tried novel writing while home with my two children during their early years and was challenged to focus on the craft.  I never gave up the love even when I had to give up the pursuit.  Now, with grown children and the fact I am sitting on the other side of fifty I can pursue my dream of writing.  I have continued the reading quest but now the writing is attainable as well.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The New American Heart Association Cookbook 9th Edition

Healthy living, healthy eating...those two mainstays simply go hand in hand and The American Heart Association Cookbook is a time honored resource on both.  The 9th edition of this book is the best one yet with "800 recipes-100 of them all new and 150 refreshed"(AHA).  I recently received this edition from the Blogging for Books website and I am thrilled to have it.  I sat right down and read through it page by page.  The recipes look amazing!
I confess that I usually feel healthy recipes are tasteless, but the recipes in this cookbook look flavorful and easy to prepare.  Every category is well represented, appetizers, soups, salads, fowl, meats and desserts and so many more. At the bottom of each recipe are the nutrition facts per serving. A helpful addition to planning nutritious meals and an overall health centered diet.
The one recipe that I want to try first is the Sweet Corn Soup with Crab and Asparagus.   This soup has all of my favorite ingredients and is made in a light and healthful way with only 126 calories per serving. My next recipe will be the Slow Cooker Pumpkin Oatmeal, which simply screams fall comfort food.  There are so many recipes to try that I will be busy cooking for a long time, but the great thing is that everyone of them is good for the heart and soul.
I heartily recommend the The American Heart Association Cookbook to everyone wanting to embrace a heart healthy lifestyle and those who simply love great cooking!

FTC disclaimer: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.