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We can all use a little spring cleaning in the kitchen. And no, I’m not talking about organizing your pantry, but incorporating clean eating as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Nutritional Consultant and Clean Plates founder, Jared Koch, makes it easy with his newly released, The Clean Plates Cookbook, which continues his mission to educate people on how it can drastically pay off to eat cleanly. “Clean eating, as I define it, means eating high-quality real food as often as possible, based on what is right for your body and what stimulates your taste buds.” Jared shares. “In other words: healthy, sustainable, and delicious.”
This cookbook is particularly near and dear to my heart because I was honored to contribute to it and work with celebrated participating chefs including Jamie Oliver, Marc Forgione, Michael Anthony, Bill Telepan, Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow, Sarma Melngailis, Ed Cotton, Jeremy Bearman, Ann Gentry, and more. It’s a truly incredible resource packed with tons of inspiring information and simple, healthy, delicious recipes—from meat- and seafood-based dishes to vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. There’s really something for every body and every palate. Here’s a taste of some the recipes you’ll discover.
Hungry to dive in and get cooking? Find out where to grab yourself a copy here or enter my giveaway below for the chance to win a special signed cookbook!
What does clean eating mean to you? Just comment with your answer below, on Facebook, or tweet me @ThisGirlCanEat. I’ll be picking a winner next week to receive a copy of The Clean Plates Cookbook personally signed by Jared Koch. Wishing you the best of luck & cheers to a clean, mean 2013!
Images courtesy of Clean Plates
Happy New Year! It’s amazing how quickly twelve months flies by, but I can say resolutely that 2012 was one of my most delicious years yet. And whether dining at a new restaurant, eating my way through a food festival or whipping up something in my kitchen, I’ve been beyond fortunate for the opportunity to share my past year’s adventures in food, and love of all things culinary, with each of you. A sincere thank you for indulging me.
So begins a new year, a new chapter…with new resolutions. And if eating healthier, cooking more at home, or trying new foods tops your list for 2013, then Cooking Light’s The New Way To Cook Light is just the resource to help you get cracking on those resolutions—and stick to ‘em! With over 400 bold-flavored, accessible recipes (including Soy-Citrus Scallops with Soba Noodles and Honey-Wheat Pizza with Pear-Prosciutto Salad), this standout cookbook demonstrates that eating lighter and healthier doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Cooking with fresh, seasonal, high-quality ingredients and using the proper seasonings makes all the difference.
“Fully delicious is what interests us…Millions of Americans are now excited about food that is local, global, authentic, fresh, slow, organic, heirloom, heritage, artisanal: real food.” -Scott Mowbray, Cooking Light Editor in Chief
Hungry to dive in and get cooking? Find out where to grab yourself a copy here (available for tablet, too) or enter my giveaway below for the chance to win a special signed copy!
Whatever you resolve—whether it’s cooking more at home, eating smarter, or sampling new adventurous cuisines Bourdain-style—I’d love to hear the food resolutions you’re tackling this year.
Just comment with your resolutions below, on Facebook, or tweet me @ThisGirlCanEat. I’ll be picking a winner next week to receive a copy of The New Way To Cook Light personally signed by Cooking Light’s Editor in Chief, Scott Mowbray.
Wishing you the very best of luck with all your resolutions & cheers to a happy, healthy 2013!
Images courtesy of Cooking Light
Get ready for family-friendly fun in the sun! As an official media sponsor of the 2012 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, I’ve got a few tickets to give away to the highly-anticipated Fun and Fit as a Family Event on Sunday, February 26th.
Presented by Florida Blue, this family-focused celebration lets parents and kids learn the basics of healthy eating up close with acclaimed celebrity chefs Sunny Anderson, Andrew Zimmern, Rocco DiSpirito, Michelle Bernstein, and more! Children will have the chance to explore the food garden, play sports on the beach, get their hands messy in the interactive Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen and explore the animals of Jungle Island—all while learning the basics of preparing nutritious meals and having a blast doing it.
Want in on all the fun? If you’ll be down at SOBEWFF and want FREE TICKETS to Fun and Fit as a Family, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet me @ThisGirlCanEat or post a comment to my Facebook page telling me why staying fit is important to your family. And if you won’t be at the Festival this year, please pass this along to any friends that might be there.
Best of luck everyone and I’ll see you at the beach! xoxo
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