Sunday, September 30, 2012

Simplify Dinner (cookbook review & GIVEAWAY)


Some people love cooking. Some people love planning exotic, nutritious, delicious meals for their families. Some people even love spending all day in the kitchen. I am not one of those people. Don't get me wrong, I can cook just fine. I know how to plan healthy meals for my family. But I'm often exhausted and busy with other things around the dinner hour. So, I was delighted to be given the opportunity to review Simplified Dinners--Gluten Free and Dairy Free by Simplified Pantry's Mystie Winckler. (Don't worry, there's also a "normal" version of the e-book, but I have food intolerances.)

With my food intolerances, I often feel like I always eat oatmeal for breakfast, a smoothie for lunch, and grilled chicken salad for dinner. Every. Single. Day. Of course, that's not entirely true, but I was very excited to discover easy, different choices. The emphasis here is on easy, meaning that most of the ingredients can be found in any grocery store.

The best thing about Mystie's cookbook (besides the fact that it's gluten free and dairy free) is its ORGANIZATION! Y'all know that's my favorite word! She starts with 23 basic recipes (listed in the index = easy to find), but each recipe contains numerous variations. The other night, I had chicken, fatigue, and no time. I flipped to the "Skillet Cutlets with Pan Sauces" page and had a tasty dinner on the table before I fell over from exhaustion. Score!

In addition, there are 3 separate salad categories, a side dish category, and of course, a dessert section. Simplified Dinners--Gluten Free and Dairy Free is quickly becoming my go-to cookbook.

Wouldn't you like to have one for yourself? It's easy; just leave your name and email address in a comment below for a chance to win a copy! I'll choose a random winner on Thursday before noon (EST).

Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this ebook to review, but the opinions expressed are my own.