Monday, October 6, 2008

Fabulous New Healthy Cooking Book and Recipes

Even though this post is a hearty recommendation for Holly Clegg's Trim and Terrific Diabetic Cooking, I purposely didn't want to put "diabetic" in the title because everyone who likes good food and wants to eat in a lighter healthier manner is likely to enjoy this book. readers are already familiar with Holly Clegg, through her six previous Trim and Terrific cookbooks and through her numerous feature articles at this website. Her seventh Trim and Terrific cookbook is every bit as fabulous as her previous works - with an important difference - this is Holly's first diabetic cookbook and her first book published by the American Diabetes Association.

Since a diabetic diet is healthy way to eat for most people, I maintain that this book should have a much wider appeal than just those concerned with living with or preventing diabetes.

In Holly's hands, the diabetic recipes are always tasty, not to mention quick and easy to prepare. There are over 200 recipes here that can be on your table in 30 minutes or less. In addition to recipes, Holly peppers the book with lots of tips and tidbits to make cooking even easier.

Chapters include:
Appetizers; Breads, Muffins, and Brunch; Soups, Stews, and Chilis; Salads; Vegetables; Poultry; Fish and Seafood; Beef, Pork, Lamb, and Veal; Pasta; Sweet Treats; Stock and Pantry; 7 Days of Menus; Recipe Suggestions.

Sample Recipes from Holly Clegg's Trim and Terrific Diabetic Cooking

  • Chinese Chicken Salad with Asian Vinaigrette -- You can throw this salad together in 10 minutes by taking advantage of rotisserie chicken and preshredded carrots.But fresh mint and ginger are a must!
  • Pasta with Shrimp and Feta -- When plump juicy tomatoes are in season, make this pasta dish for a scrumptious summer meal. Or leave out the shrimp for a great vegetarian variation. The leftovers make good pasta salad.
  • Berry Tiramisu --This fabulous favorite stars berries layered with ladyfingers, raspberry preserves, and an orange cream cheese filling. Use your favorite seasonal berry combination and serve this gorgeous tiramisu in individual parfait glasses for extra pizzazz. Garnish with a curl of orange peel.
For more great Trim and Terrific recipes, and to keep up with Holly's many personal appearances as well as television and radio guests spots, be sure to visit her website at


Tori said...

I have this and several other Trim & Terrific cookbooks - my son says that Chef Holly is the best cooker ever! He loves anything from her books. The best part is how quick, easy and healthy the recipes are. Not to mention, I usually have most of the ingredients in my fridge or pantry. She makes it so easy to feed my family on a budget and tight time frame. Try the Speedy Chili - I made it last week after seeing Holly on Nashville's Talk of the Town show. It was so easy and the family loved it.

Anonymous said...

I know I have made it in life when I am a son's favorite cooker...maybe because I had three kids myself and I hope to always make cooking easy, healthier and delicious so anyone will have time to prepare my recipes! And, I love being on Talk of The Town in of the best shows!!! Thanks, Cheri, for spreading the word about diabetic cooking is just healthy cooking....there are recipes in this book I make for parties...and try the Berry Tiramisu for sure! Eat trim & terrifc and you stay trim & terrific!!

Holly Clegg

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