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.

 

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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. 1
    D Schmidt says:

    I would like to try the Lemon Blueberry scone biscuit

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    The Indian Coconut-Curry Chicken Thighs sounds fantastic, I’ll have that please.

  4. 4

    I’d like to try the bananaberry bombs.

  5. 5
    Linda Kish says:

    I would like to try the Merry Cherry Cheesecake recipe.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  6. 6

    The merry cherry cheesecake sounds like heaven yum!!

  7. 7
    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.

  8. 8
    Kim Burnett says:

    Merry Cherry Cheesecake sounds good

  9. 9
    Carol Denny says:

    Bananaberry Bombs would be good

  10. 10

    I want to try the Lemon Blueberry scones.

  11. 11

    Hard choices… Maybe the Indian Coconut-Curry Chicken Thighs. That looks delicious.

  12. 12
    Marlene V. says:

    I would love to try the Fee, Fie, Faux Fried Chicken

  13. 13

    The Indian coconut curry chicken thighs recipe sounds good!

  14. 14
    jodi frasier says:
  15. 15
    Barbara B says:

    The Merry Cherry Cheesecake would be perfect any day of December, definitely.

  16. 16
    Fiona Mullins says:

    I would like to try the Fee, Fie, Faux Fried Chicken

  17. 17

    I would love to try Lemon-Blueberry Scones

  18. 18
    Karen Gonyea says:

    Lemon Blueberry scone biscuit sounds wonderful :)

  19. 19

    I would like to try the Easy Peasy Orzo Salad

  20. 20

    The Looneyspoons Collection: Easy Peasy Orzo Salad

  21. 21
    Kimberly Schotz says:

    Lemon Blueberry Scones
    Kims2312@verizon.net

  22. 22
    Amy Orvin says:

    Merry Cherry Cheesecake

  23. 23

    Lemon Blueberry scone biscuit sounds wonderful

  24. 24
    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!

  25. 25

    The Pumpkin Banana Zucchini Loaf sound yummy!

  26. 26

    Pie Caramba! I want to try that one.

  27. 27

    Easy Peasy Orzo salad, love the name, and something my 4 year old would probably try and like!

  28. 28
    danielle lima says:

    Pumpkin-Banana-Zucchini Loaf

  29. 29
    Annmarie W. says:

    The A Wok in the Pork looks great…wonderful presentation!

  30. 30

    Fee, Fie, Faux Fried Chicken … perfect for kids too

  31. 31
    Stephanie Larison says:

    The Looneyspoons Collection: Easy Peasy Orzo Salad

  32. 32

    The Southwestern Quinoa Salad with Chili-Lime Dressing looks good!

  33. 33

    the lemon blueberry scones!

  34. 34

    the bananaberry bombs

  35. 35

    pumpkin banana loaf ..YUM!!!

  36. 36
    Diane Sallans says:

    Lemon-Blueberry Scones

  37. 37

    I want to try the Fee Fie Faux Fried Chicken.

  38. 38

    merry cherry cheescake

  39. 39

    I’d love to make the Mushroom, Spinach, and Red Onion Frittatas!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  40. 40

    I’d like to try the Pie Caramba

  41. 41

    I would love to try the Southwestern Quinoa Salad with Chili-Lime Dressing. Yum!

  42. 42
    rebecca shockley says:

    I like The Looneyspoons Collection: Bananaberry Bombs

  43. 43

    fee fie faux fried chicken…cool name!

  44. 44

    I would like to try the Fee, Fie, Faux Fried Chicken

  45. 45

    Turkey Burgers look good.

  46. 46

    Merry Cherry Cheesecake.

  47. 47

    So many things look good. I would love to try the Indian Coconut-Curry Chicken Thighs first.

    ronaleeduncan{at}aol{dot}com

  48. 48
    Tracy Allen says:

    Mushroom, Spinach & Red Onion Mini Frittatas

  49. 49

    I’d like to try the Fee, Fie, Faux Fried Chicken.

  50. 50

    Would love to try the Bananaberry Bombs!

  51. 51

    The Lemon-Blueberry Scones look really good

  52. 52
    Hesper Fry says:

    I want to try the Looneyspoons Collection: Merry Cherry Cheesecake

  53. 53
    Ellen casper says:

    Pumpkin-Banana-Zucchini Loaf

  54. 54
    christina moore says:

    I would like to try the Merry Cherry Cheesecake

  55. 55

    Probably A Wok in the Pork

  56. 56

    The Lemon-Blueberry Scones

  57. 57

    A wok in the the pork!

    Thank you,

  58. 58

    I would like to try the Pumpkin-Banana-Zucchini Loaf

  59. 59

    I would like to try the Mushroom, Spinach & Red Onion Mini Frittatas

  60. 60
    Maegan Morin says:

    The Mushroom, Spinach & Red Onion Mini Frittatas look sooooo yummy!!!

  61. 61

    I would like to try the The Looneyspoons Collection: Merry Cherry Cheesecake recipe.

  62. 62
    Kari Flores says:

    I would like to try the Easy Peasy Orzo Salad.

  63. 63
    Tanya White says:

    I would like to try the Indian coconut curry chicken thighs

  64. 64
    kelly mcgrew says:
  65. 65
    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!

  66. 66
    Rachel Ellis says:

    Fee, Fie, Faux Fried Chicken sounds good!

  67. 67
    susan smoaks says:

    i would like the Lemon-Blueberry Scones recipe!

  68. 68

    Pumpkin Banana-Zucchini Loaf

  69. 69

    Indian Coconut-Curry Chicken Thighs
    Thanks for the contest.

  70. 70
    SassyPants213 says:

    A Wok in the Pork looks pretty tasty.

  71. 71
    Julie Jones says:

    Lemon blueberry scones

  72. 72
    kathy pease says:

    id love to try The Looneyspoons Collection: A Wok in the Pork

  73. 73

    So many delicious looking recipes!! I’d love to try the Easy Peasy Orzo Salad. I’m a huge Orzo fan!

  74. 74

    I would love to try the Merry Cherry Cheesecake.

  75. 75
    Charlene Shaver says:

    I’d like to try the Pumpkin-Banana-Zucchini loaf :)

  76. 76
    Paula Tavernie says:

    Id love to try A Wok in The Pork!!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  77. 77

    Banana berry bombs

  78. 78

    The lemon blueberry scones look good !

  79. 79
    Rachel Newman says:

    Bananaberry Bombs seem soooo good.

  80. 80
    Saver Sara says:

    Southwestern Quinoa Salad with Chili-Lime Dressing

  81. 81
    Michelle Tucker says:

    I’d love to try the Indian Coconut-Curry Chicken Thighs. We love curries.

  82. 82

    Summer 2012 Newsletter: Lemon-Blueberry Scones

  83. 83

    Pumpkin-Banana-Zucchini Loaf

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    Sarah Yurga says:

    Merry Cherry Cheesecake

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    Buddy Garrett says:

    I would love to try the Mediterranean Turkey Burgers recipe.

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