Title: The New American Heart Association Cookbook
Author: American Heart Association
Publisher: Harmony Books
“Each recipe in the book includes a nutrition analysis so you can decide how that dish fits with your dietary needs,” begins a chapter on the recipes included in the book, The New American Heart Association Cookbook.
At five-hundred-and-forty-four pages, this hardbound targets those interested food recipes that are healthy and approved by the American Heart Association. Being the ninth edition, it contains more than eight-hundred recipes, with more than a hundred of them being new ones.
After acknowledgments and three chapters on eating and living healthy, the recipes are divided into a dozen sections that include appetizers, snacks, and beverages, soups, salads and dressings, slow cooking, seafood, poultry, meats, vegetarian, vegetables and side dishes, sauces and gravies, breads and breakfast, and desserts, ending with an index.
With no photographs, each recipe has a bolded title with serving size and a short description, followed by a list of ingredients in order used. Directions are in paragraph format with a separated section of nutritional content per serving. Two to four recipes are on each of the opened pages.
~ Why ~
While the majority of the recipes are taken from previous editions, this version includes quick and easy methods, slow-cooker creations, and one-pan meals. I like that there are ample choices to chose in everyday eating.
~ Why Not ~
Some may be disappointed there are no photographs so one does not know what the finished product looks like. Others may not like that there are repeated recipes from prior books or that the instructions are not in easy-to-read bullet format.
~ Wish ~
I wish each recipe included the preparation time to make the dish. I feel anyone could go online and find the same recipes but including beautiful colored photographs.
~ Want ~
This is a comprehensive collection of recipes that are healthy for us. If you do not want to spend time online searching for something tasty and good for you to eat, having this reference book at your fingertips may be helpful.
Thanks to Blogging for Books for this complimentary book that I am freely evaluating.
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