When a cookbook author opens with information that she has lost 135 pounds, most readers sit up and pay attention. The introduction is pure inspiration for those with weight issues. But when readers get to the recipe section, they will be both inspired and amazed. The eighty recipes in this book seem really decadent even if they are, for the most part, very healthy. One of her tricks is to use bacon to make things taste better, but just enough to flavor. Check out the Cauliflower with Bacon recipe. It’s easy and perfectly delicious. Or try the Bacon-Wrapped Tenderloin with Ginger Apple Compote. It takes a little time and effort, but is so worth it — delicious to the point of almost being decadent. The dessert section is outrageous with things like Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie (it’s really gooey and good) and Lime Coconut Cream Cups. Most recipes have a little anecdote about the dish followed by excellent instructions, ingredients list, and breakdown of calories, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, sugar, total fat, saturated fat, and sodium content. The writing is snappy and interesting. This is a great cookbook for anyone, but if weight is an issue, it’s especially good.

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