Friday, March 13, 2015
Yep, another cookbook review. I just love cookbooks! I read them, use them, collect them, love them.
However, I'm just not sure about this book, Lighten Up, Y'all.
I haven't found too much I actually want to try. :( Which is disappointing.
The premise is that the Southern author, realizing southern food is often not very good for you, has remade those famous southern dishes. Unfortunately, I haven't found many I'm itching to try. I think, if I'm honest, I'd rather eat healthy consistently and then splurge on occasion with REAL southern food.
I know some people choose cauliflower as fake rice. Too much work. I'll eat rice. And hiding broccoli in guacamole? Um, no.
And some of the recipes, didn't sound especially southern, and actually didn't sound all that good. I realize many people will probably love this book. But I am not one of them. Thanks for trying, Virginia Willis. I might find a few recipes to try, but I lost interest about halfway through and I'm moving on.
Here is the official blurb: