The Looneyspoons Collection Cookbook Giveaway and Review 12/28

The Looneyspoons Collection makes healthy eating delicious and fun for everyone! A feast for your eyes and your taste buds, TLC is overflowing with gorgeous, full-color food photos; hundreds of practical weight-loss, anti-aging and healthy-living tips; and, of course, a heaping helping of Janet & Greta’s trademark corny jokes and over 325 punny recipe titles. I received a copy for review and one Moms Own Words reader will win a copy of The Looneyspoons Collection!

The Looneyspoons Collection Cookbook Review

This book offers much than just delicious recipes, it has weight loss and cooking tips, interesting trivia and each recipe has a corny title with a cute accompanying cartoon that may make you laugh!  The authors, who are sisters, make a great team. Greta is the chef and Janet focuses on the nutritional aspects and tips (and the corny titles!) The layout and humor reminded me of Dr. Oz’s book You on a Diet, which I enjoyed very much.

Learning about any possible tricks and tips to losing weight, is something that I love to do.  I enjoyed flipping through to gawk at the mouth-watering recipes AND to read page after page of healthy tips.  I found out that using a blue plate verses a red plate is soothing and can help to me to slow down at mealtime.  Eating eggs first thing in the morning may help me to eat less during the day.

The book contains 14 chapters of recipes, ranging from appetizers, salads, meatless dishes, chicken dishes, fish, side dishes and for those with a sweet tooth, three chapters chock-full of desserts and baked goods that have been tweaked to be a bit healthier. Those following a glute-free diet will be happy to know that this cookbook contains 150 gluten-free recipes.

I actually tried two recipes from the book. The first being the” Grainola” Bars. These are chewy granola bars with oats, flax, pumpkin, cranberries, nuts and mini-chocolate chips. This recipe was very easy to make.  I just combined the dry ingredients separately from the wet ingredients and then combined the two. These cooked in about 25 minutes. Having just over 200 calories and 3.5 grams of fiber, each bar makes for a great snack or even a quick breakfast.  While these were yummy and reminded me of a pumpkin muffin with a chewy consistency, they didn’t hold together as well as I’d like. I would increase the pumpkin slightly next time. Here is how these looked.

The next recipe I tried is called Baked chicken breasts with maple, mustard, lemon and dill – aka “Dilly Beloved”. Why Dilly Beloved? According to the authors, After your dinner guests try these, they will be exchanging wows of course!

These were delicious. The chicken breasts were very moist and tender and the marinade was superb. I love all of the flavors and together they made for a great combination. The mustard and maple syrup was similar to a honey mustard dressing. The addition of the balsamic vinegar and fresh dill gave this that extra gourmet flavor. I would make this one again!

To try it out for yourself, refer to the following recipe from the Looneyspoons Collections that is printed with permission.

 

About Looneyspoons

Lick your lips and shrink your hips with THE LOONEYSPOONS COLLECTION Jam-packed with “the best of the best” Janet & Greta recipes…made even BETTER!

  • Better carbs
  • Better fats
  • More fiber
  • Less sugar
  • Less salt
  • Same great taste that won’t go to your waist!

TLC features outrageously delicious, reader-favorite recipes from Janet & Greta’s incredibly popular cookbooks Looneyspoons, one of Canada’s all-time bestsellers; Crazy Plates, a James Beard Foundation Award finalist; and Eat, Shrink & Be Merry!, voted “Cookbook of the Decade 2000-2009″ by Chapters/Indigo Books… plus TONS OF NEW, MUST-TRY RECIPES, including: Greta’s Gluten-Free Miracle Brownies Chewy, moist, double-chocolate fudge brownies Honey, I Shrunk My Thighs! Mouthwatering, honey-garlic baked chicken thighs that will leave everyone begging for more Moroccan and Rollin’ Quinoa Salad The super-grain becomes super-scrumptious when paired with rockin’ spices Pimped-Out Pumpkin Pie Pancakes One taste and you’ll say, “Thanks(for)giving me this fabulous recipe!”

Publisher –  Hay House
Publication Date – October 2012
ISBN – 978-1-4019-4196-3

About the Authors

Sisters Janet & Greta Podleski are the authors of four #1 bestselling cookbooks known for their unique combination of great-tasting, healthy recipes, useful nutrition tips, and corny humor. Over the years, the dynamic duo has hosted a popular cooking show on Food Network Canada, developed a line of healthy prepared foods sold in Costco stores, produced monthly columns for Reader’s Digest and Taste of Home magazines, and created a series of “grEATing cards” for Hallmark. James Beard Foundation Award nominees, Janet & Greta have been featured in countless newspapers and magazines, and on hundreds of North American radio and TV broadcasts, including The Today Show, CNN, NPR, and QVC. They live in Ontario, Canada.  For the rest of the story, visit www.janetandgreta.com. Follow Janet and Greta on Facebook for new recipes and healthy eating tip.

Buy It

The Looneyspoons Collection is available at HayHouse.com for $20.00.

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The Looneyspoons Collection Cookbook Giveaway

One Moms Own Words reader will win a copy of  The Looneyspoons Collection Cookbook.

 

Giveaway ends on Dec. 28th, 11:59 PM EST. Open to US. Winners (18 or older) will be chosen by Random.org through Rafflecopter and contacted by email. Please respond in 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, comments not meeting requirements will be deleted. Thank you for entering and good luck!!

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Kristi Maloney is a work from home mom to two boys ages 9 and 12. Since 2009, she has featured in-depth product, and book reviews and hosted high-quality, exciting giveaways on her blog Moms Own Words. When she is not blogging about life in New England, tips on everything and anything, recipes and the antics of her boys, you can find her providing taxi, laundry, meal preparation and decluttering services for her family. Email at maloney(dot)Kristi@gmail(dot)com.


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Comments

  1. Maureen says

    I love cheesecake and the The Looneyspoons Collection: Merry Cherry Cheesecake is perfect for the season too.

  2. Cheryl W. says

    Oh my goodness, I would definitely want to try the Indian Coconut-Curry Chicken Thighs first. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  3. Karen Glatt says

    This is such a great cookbook! I think that I would love to make the Lemon-Blueberry Scones! I like scones and I like that this recipe uses whole wheat flour as an ingredient!

  4. Beverly Metcalf says

    Those recipes sound and look good. I would love to make the Pumpkin-Banana-Zucchini Loaf. It looks delicious. Thanks for this contest!

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