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Lighten Up, America! Cookbook Giveaway

Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 12:10 PM - Posted by Megan - (1) comment

There’s nothing like the comfort of your favorite foods. And America has a rich history of standout dishes that are loved by the masses. Cooking Light’s latest book Lighten Up, America! is a celebration and discovery of regional American cooking, which encourages you to indulge in the foods you crave most.

Lighten Up, America!

Contributing editor, Allison Fishman Task, embarked on a journey across the country—from Maine to Alaska—to ensure this collection includes the nation’s most beloved fare. Dig into recipes for all your regional favorites, from Chicago hot dogs to Memphis barbeque to Florida’s famous key lime pie.

Want to have your cake and eat it, too? Absolutely! Ranging from breakfasts to desserts, the 150 dishes in Lighten Up, America! have been recreated to be lower in fat, sodium and calories than their traditional preparations, but are still packed with mouthwatering flavor. So, you can savor the country’s most crave-worthy cuisine without the guilt.

Hungry to dive in and get cooking? Grab yourself a copy here (available on October 22nd) or enter my giveaway below for the chance to win an advanced copy!
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What’re your tips for putting a healthy spin on favorite regional dishes? Share your secrets for the chance to win an advanced copy of Lighten Up, America!

Just comment with your ideas below, on Facebook, or tweet me @ThisGirlCanEat—and be sure to use hashtag #LightenUpAmerica.
I’ll be picking a winner next week. Best of luck!
Images courtesy of Cooking Light

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Cheers to Spring! Cocktails to Celebrate the Season

Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 05:04 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Spring is finally in full swing, and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate. Warmer weather, longer days, shorter hemlines, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, the Kentucky Derby… just to name a few. And what better way to properly ring in spring than with a refreshing seasonal cocktail?

spring cocktails
Whether you’re hosting a springtime soirée or just need a reason to raise a glass, here are a few of my favorite fresh and vibrant cocktail recipes to sip this season. Cheers!

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The Clean Plates Cookbook Giveaway!

Monday, March 25, 2013 at 02:03 PM - Posted by Megan - (4) comments

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.”

clean plates cookbook featured chefs
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!

clean plates 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

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