Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Secret Ingredient / Review

Author: Sally Bee
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Collins (January 21, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0007344066

Cookbook Description:

Sally Bee's story of survival and recovery from three heart attacks in a week at the age of 36 is nothing short of a miracle. Sally attributes much of her remarkable survival to her delicious and achievable healthy eating plan, which she and her whole family enjoy. Now, in this beautifully illustrated cookbook, she shares her secret with you, and it might just save your life. Sally believes in living a full life, and that includes eating delicious food with all the family. She shares not only clean, vibrant recipes, but also her versions of comforting classics we all love. Even desserts! We all know the principles of eating a healthy diet, but actually translating that knowledge into an easy and affordable meal can be a challenge in a busy world. The Secret Ingredient meets that challenge head-on with gorgeous, tasty recipes that will feed the whole family, and tempt even the most novice cook. Sally tells her inspirational story throughout, and gives encouragement and support for changing your eating habits, and those of your children, without feeling deprived and in a way that works for life. She's living proof.
About the Author:

At the age of 36, Sally was in the prime of her life successfully juggling being a writer, TV presenter, wife and mum of three. Then, in 2004, she suffered three major heart attacks in the space of only one week. Sally defied all the odds and, 5 years on, is glowing with health. Sally is a spokeswoman for the British Heart Foundation, is a trained therapist giving regular talks to heart rehabilitation groups, and an NHS 'Expert Patient'.

My Review:

This cookbook was a delight to open. It has large, sharp color photos; easy, delicious recipes; and the author's story in her own words. I think that you will love it and it may just save your life.
5 stars.
(Thank you to the author for my review copy.)

2 comments:

Sassy Granny ... said...

Nothing better than a tried & true cookbook!

Maris said...

Now this is a must-have cookbook! I've always thought caring for loved ones with heart disease meant resigning ourselves to bland cooking for the rest of our lives!