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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

My new recipe book...

Before I start telling you about this new book, just let me check whether there are any readers looking for the Grow Your Own Blog Party? Some lovely people have dropped by and introduced themselves...you will find the GYOB post here. Don't forget to leave a comment so you can be in the Giveaway Draw...drawn February 15.
To be honest I've never been interested in those '4 ingredient ' recipe books, as I thought that sometimes the ingredients chosen were not always as healthy as I would like. But having said that, I have been working with a former colleague of DH's (from their Commonwealth Public Service days) and M brought along her copy of the 4 Ingredients recipe book for Diabetics, for me to have a look at.  M has been a wonderful help this past month as I learn to make meals and snacks which are suitable for DH. My main challenge is to help DH avoid 'spikes' in his sugar levels and to get the mix of carbohydrates right. I looked through the book during the lunch break and decided that I would buy a copy.

That night I checked out the usual online booksellers that I use and ended up buying an e book version from Booktopia. Naive me thought that it would upload into my i books reader...but I was directed to install the Booktopia reader...so now I have iBooks, the Kindle App and this new one. 

Very quickly, I had the book on my iPad...


There are stacks of recipes to try...M has told me her and her DH's favourites...those ones listed at the top of the screen photo are highly recommended! 

There are 3 recipe books in the 'Wellness' series...and these are written by Kim McCosker only...the original books were co-authored by both Kim and Rachael Bermingham.
Heh heh! I was thrilled to see so many recipes using sweet potato...I love kumera! And with the rain we've had in Dec/Jan, my sweet potato plants are thriving :-). Where other vegetables suffer with the heat and insect pests, these plants 'look after themselves' really. 

5 comments:

Dorothy said...

I have a couple of the 4 Ingredients books and love them. Must admit I don't particularly enjoy fiddling around in the kitchen so quick and easy is good for me. Kim Mc has some YouTube videos and a couple of recipes on there that I don't think are in the books. One is for a totally decadent chocolate slice. Made it for one of our CWA days recently and got great comments. Hope you enjoy your book. I've been thinking of getting the diabetes one so will be interested to hear what you think of it.

Christine M said...

I have one Four Ingredients book but I have to admit I have never made anything out of it. It is one of the older ones with no photos. I love to see what I am making. Have fun trying out the recipes, Maria.

wendy duchess_declutter said...

Maria I often pick up the Australian Diabetic Living magazine from the library. Not because of diabetes issues but because they have some really good recipes! cheers Wendy

Susan said...

Looks like a really good variety of recipes there - yay for your sweet potatoes too :D)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love sweet potato they make the best chips x