FIXATE Cookbook – 21 Day Fix Recipes by Autumn Calabrese
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
While I’m not a Beach Body fanatic by any means, I am a fan of Autumn Calabrese and her movement to get people in shape and her portion control meal plan concepts. Last spring I started using the 21 Day Fix containers that came with the Fixate cookbook and I was hooked. What I like about the 21 Day Fix plan is that, even if you don’t use the containers every day or with every meal, the concept, helps you think more deeply about how many portions of veggies, fruits, proteins, etc. that you are taking in. I like that because it does help with my personal weight loss goals and staying on track. The recipes in the book are not overwhelming so just about anyone can duplicate the recipes. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone just getting started on meal planning.
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Although this book was published in 2014, I just got around to finishing it. Read my review here:
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This post is based on my activities around the first of the year. Most involved food of course.
I work at a university and we have been closed since December 25. So, as a goodwill gesture, one of my girlfriends decided to have a much needed gathering of women before we all had to return to work on Monday.
I took Salsa Verde Chicken Pasta and a Baked Hummus with homemade taboulleh topping to share.
As I peruse the drafts in my blog, I ran across this post about New Year’s traditions. I should have published this in January, however, better late than never.
At the first of the year, my family has a tradition of eating greens, black eyed peas, and pork for luck and prosperity in the new year. This year I made my own black eyed peas and pork chops and cooked them altogether in the slow cooker. It turned out delicious.
Life has been busy! Whew! And it’s been a minute since I’ve posted a cookbook review. Check out this one on Goodreads.
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The library is a great place to find cookbooks and my local library has a great selection. Recently I picked up Fix Freeze Feast by Kaiti Neville and Lindsay Tkacsik.
For all the meal planners of the world, this is a great book for you.
I’m also a huge fan of etnic food and these are just some of the recipes that look delicious:
Thai Red Curry w/ Vegetables
Baked Potato Chowder
Caribbean Pork Tenderloin
Mustard Oregano Chops
Margarita Pork Chops
Cheesy Enchilada Bake
Urban Garlic Chicken
I love ethnic foods. I especially love healthy ethnic recipes. I found this great resource from Better Homes and Gardens. I plan to try many of these recipes. Enjoy!
Paleo for Beginners: Essentials to Get Started by John Chatham
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was my first introduction to learning about the Paleo lifestyle. It’s a quick guide, not a lot of photos but chock full of basic information.
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