I was contacted by Greta Podleski, the author (along with her sister, Janet) of the #1 bestselling cookbook in Canada called “The Looneyspoons Collection,” asking me if I'd be interested in reviewing TLC.
Greta and Janet also host a healthy cooking show on Food Network Canada called Eat, Shrink & Be Merry and, considering I've blogged my desire to look into more healthy-type subjects, I emailed Greta back letting her know: I think TLC would be a real good fit for This Full House.
I said good fit! Get it?
[sound of crickets, chirping]
Aaaaanyway, these awesome ladies were kind enough to send me a copy of their cookbook, noting:
The cookbook is big, 400 pages with 325 recipes and tons of gorgeous food photos, plus hundreds of healthy eating, weight-loss and anti-aging tips thanks to Janet, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist.
As a woman of a certain age (no, NOT the stone-age, DAMMIT!) I could certainly use all the anti-aging tips I can get my dish-pan hands on (note to self: get that stupid dishwasher fixed, already) dammit.
[who let those stupid crickets in the house, anyways?]
Alright, I get it. It's never too late to try and keep fit, right? RIGHT? Riiiiiiiiight.
Like, in the chapter entitled, "Shrink Your Muffin Top" sharing simple tips of cutting back (by half) my arch-nemesis...sugar...BOO! HISS!...with the law of diminishing returns:
- The first bite will be sheer ecstacy–a 10 out of 10.
- The next bite will be an 8, the third a 6.
- And it all goes rapidly downhill from there.
- Why bother?
- Why waste valuable stomach space on something that you aren’t even enjoying?
- Make no sense.
- Save your gut and butt the agony.
- Stop after the ecstasy.
- The less sugar you eat overall, the more fat will melt quickly from your middle.
- We guarantee it! Have half and you’ll halve your muffin top!
See what I mean? TLC has a buttload of "Well, if you're going to put it that way, it totally makes sense to me," type of advice and great (i.e. easy) recipes shared in a very humorous and totally relateable way...oh, and with lots of mouth-watering pictures like this:
THERE'S PLENTY OF FUN STUFF FOR THE KIDS, TOO: For example, the soup chapter is called “Ladle Gaga” and some of Greta's and Janet's most popular recipes are “Darth Tater” and “Lord of the Wings.”
FINAL VERDICT: The Looneyspoons Collection cookbook is written with A LOT of humor, which really resonates with my funny bone...okay, time to quit pretending I'm funny in 5...4...3...2...Greta and Janet are defenders of healthy eating, without being preachy (BONUS!) and provide loyal fans and new readers with plenty of helpful information in the margins of each recipe.
Now, if only Food Network USA would pick up Eat, Shrink and Be Merry show, I'd be a much happier (and probably a whole lot smaller) mom-type blogger (DAMMIT!)
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Disclosure: No payment was received for this blog post. I was, however, sent a sample of the product to facilitate my review...and I'm keeping it...DAMMIT!