Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Book Review: Happy Cooking by Giada De Laurentiis

Disclosure: I was provided a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. 

I believe that cooking needs to be done with a happy heart. If you're cooking in a bad mood...the food will taste bad. Better to just call for take away.

And yet with so little time in our busy lives, preparing a healthy, happy meal in a pinch can be difficult. 

Enter Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count... Without Stressing Out by Giada De Laurentiis.

Best-selling cookbook author Giada De Laurentiis offers fresh recipes and day-to-day strategies towards a healthy and happy lifestyle in this fun book. Her easy to prepare meals are both healthy and tasty. Nearly 200 new recipes make it easy to get a meal on the table with a happy heart. And as we all know, a nice family dinner = love.

Besides recipes, De Laurentiis aslo offers helpful advice on everything from hosting a potluck or open house to what to pack along for lunch every day (I pack a whopping three lunches every day - including my own - so I found this especially helpful. And as a Food Network mega-star working mom, De Laurentiis offers tested time-saving tips and healthy eating strategies that keep her energy on target. She even shares a year-round roadmap to good health and delicious eating, as she encourages new ingredients and new wellness practices. 

With the holidays on their way, I especially appreciated De Laurentiis' New Year's cleanse, homemade Christmas gifts, and holiday recipe ideas.

Happy Cooking by Giada De Laurentiis is now available on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Indie Bound, or you can find it at your favorite local independent bookstore. 

Buon appetito!