Eating healthy is actually not very hard to do these days, especially if you have a copy of Norene Gilletz's latest cookbook - Norene's Healthy Kitchen. It's jam packed with more than 600 recipes that are quick and easy to prepare. And that's not even the best part.
She shares her "Chef's secrets" for many of the recipes. For instance, her recipe for No-Fry Almond Schnitzel (definitely on my menu soon!), suggests preparing several batches of the bread crumb mixture and storing it in the fridge or freezer for up to 6 months, and if you have nut allergies: "omit the almonds and use more Special K". And did you know that Special K has a lower glycemic index value than corn flakes? I didn't.
Most of the recipes have lots of variations. like the Grilled Moroccan Chicken Breasts..."instead of mint, use basil or parsley"; "instead of lemon juice, use orange, lime or pomegranate"... I can't wait to try that one, too.
This cookbook is like having your mom in the kitchen with you, making cooking easy. Norene has a whole chapter called "Things You Should Know". Did you know that you can substitute 1/4 cup mashed banana or soft tofu for 1 large egg in baking? Even if you are an experienced cook, there are tons of things to learn in this great book.
The hard part is choosing your first recipe. I've got a ton dog eared but it is pumpkin season and I thought I'd start with some of her muffins. You can see that I've already started to mark my copy up.Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins were delicious. She says they freeze well for up to 3 months, but they didn't last 2 days on my counter!
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