The South Beach Diet: Review

The South Beach Diet: Book Review


About The Book

For years, cardiologist Arthur Agatston, M.D., urged his patients to lose weight for the sake of their hearts, but every diet was too hard to follow or its restrictions were too harsh. Some were downright dangerous. Nobody seemed to be able to stick with low-fat regiments for any length of time. And a diet is useless if you can't stick with it.
So Dr. Agatston developed his own. The South Beach Diet isn't complicated and doesn't require that you go hungry. You'll enjoy normal-size helpings of meat, poultry, and fish. You'll also eat eggs, cheese, nuts, and vegetables. Snacks are required. You'll learn to avoid the bad carbs, like white flour, white sugar, and baked potatoes. Best of all, as you lose weight, you'll lose that stubborn belly fat first!
Dr. Agatston's diet has produced consistently dramatic results (8 to 13 pounds lost in the first 2 weeks!) and has become a media sensation in South Florida. Now you, too, can join the ranks of the fit and fabulous with The South Beach Diet.

The South Beach Diet

Book Review

Guided by healthy food choices and a foolproof plan to lose weight fast is what you'll find inside 310 pages. Many of the recipes are easy to prepare and they taste great. I love the dinner and dip sections. My favorite easy to fix recipe is the Grilled Chicken Salad with Tzatziki Sauce. I especially like the wonderful salad options and the many delicious salad dressings. This is a good choice to add to your kitchen library.

5/5 stars.

The South Beach Diet

Recipes

Tzatziki Sauce

1 c. nonfat plain yogurt
2/3 c. peeled, seeded, and diced cucumbers
3/4 tsp. minced garlic
2/3 ounce olive oil
2/3 ounce white vinegar
1 ounce chopped fresh dill
1 1/2 ounces chopped fresh mint
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
6 ounces shredded iceberg lettuce
1 tomato, diced

To make the sauce:

Combine the yogurt, cukes, garlic, oil, vinegar, dill, mint, and salt. Process in a blender or food processor until smooth. Refrigerate until chilled. Great over grilled chicken on a bed of lettuce. Serves 4.

Enjoy!


Lady D

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Sunset Vegetarian Cooking: Review

Sunset Vegetarian Cooking: Book Review


Book Review

I found this wonderful cookbook published in the 80s in our local bookstore. I purchased Sunset Vegetarian Cooking for 10 cents that back then was selling for $6.95! Wow, what a  treasure I found! Within the 96 pages, you will find excellent fine-tasting recipes for salads & appetizers, soups, main dishes, vegetable side dishes, and sweet desserts, to name a few. Just roasting bell peppers over the fire can add that nutty flavor to your salad, along with the Lemon Thyme Dressing for your artichoke pasta salad. I am a huge fan of homemade soups, especially the Cuban Black Bean, so this section has good abundant choices. A favorite collection of variety is the Feast from India with Vegetable Curry India-spiced Eggplant and Savory Fried Rice. This is a good book to add to your kitchen library.

5/5 stars.

Sunset Vegetarian Cooking

Recipe

Vegetable Curry

This Indian curry takes easily to improvisation. You start with a basic method of cooking and combination of spices, then add vegetables that appeal to you. If you cook vegetables other than those suggested here, and the textures vary, add the firmest vegetables to the pan first. Then, toward the end of the cooking time, add the more tender vegetables.

2 tablespoons salad oil
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon each salt and curry powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon each ground ginger and cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2 bay leaves
2 medium-size carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/2 pound broccoli, separated into flowerets, stems peeled and sliced
1/2 pound butternut or banana squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
3/4 cup water

Pour oil into a 5-quart pan and place over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft. Stir in salt, curry powder, pepper, ginger, cumin, and red pepper, cook for 1 minute. Add bay leaves, carrots, beans, bell pepper, cauliflower, broccoli, squash, and water. Cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are just tender (about 20 minutes). Remove cover, increase heat, and cook for a few minutes to reduce part juices by one-half. Remove bay leaves before serving. Makes 6 servings.

Per serving: 5 grams protein, 33 grams carbohydrate, no cholesterol, 127 calories.

Sunset Vegetarian Cooking

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Vegetarian Cookbook Bundle

Happy Reading!

Lady D 

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Review: I Like Bees, I don't Like Honey!





About The Book

 like bees . . . but I don't like honey!
I like my imaginary friend . . . but I don't like it when people say he's not real.
A beautifully illustrated, funny and thought-provoking book for building confidence and encouraging children to express their feelings - about anything and everything. This book will help enable a much broader conversation about individuality, fear, and hopes.
All author royalties are being donated to the NSPCC.



"An important book helping children understand that their feelings and opinions MATTER, written with charm and warmth. Empowering and a great way to help children speak up about their anxieties and worries." <–> Francesca Simon

"I'll tell you what I like - this book!" <–> Andy Stanton

book illustration

Kindle Edition

Book Review

My older grandson really likes this book because they talk about what they like and don't like. I love the fresh approach to sharing feelings and learning from one another. Great discussion for sensitive kids talking about what they are afraid of. They will want to join in sharing their hopes, what they love and their passion! The rhyming words are wonderful and warm, the story layout is so charming and the illustrations are fantastic! The book makes a great gift for all ages, building confidence and self-awareness. My younger grandson grinned and said, "This is fun!" Get the book. It's awesome!

5/5 stars. Really like this one!

I Like Bees, I Don't Like Honey!

A side note, all the author royalties from the sale of the book will help the NSPCC keep the children safe. Visit, nspcc.org.uk

Thank you, LibraryThing!

Happy Reading!

Lady D
 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis