Cooking with Healthy Girl: Everyday Recipes made Healthy Mandy Potter

Cooking with Healthy Girl: Everyday Recipes made Healthy
Mandy Potter
AuthorHouse (2010)
ISBN 9781449073428
Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (07/10)

The author’s main focus is on creating healthy meals using a point system: healthy, tasty, good portion size, easy-to-make, common/everyday ingredients/complete dinner.  I have the same focus so I was pleased to be able to review “Cooking with Healthy Girl.”  For the purpose of the review we are asked to try at least three recipes.

The first recipe I tried is Oregano Chicken. It was easy to prepare and very tasty.  I used fresh oregano which I believe gave a stronger flavor.  I did end up baking the dish about 5 minutes longer than suggested in the recipe.

The second recipe I tried is Spicy Red Potatoes. They were crisp and spicy as well as a hit.  The recipe calls for 3 cloves of garlic which may seem like an access but to our taste it wasn’t.

The third recipe I tried is Blackberry Crisp.  It is certainly a recipe I will be making again.  I liked the subtle hint of cinnamon.  It was just enough and didn’t mask the flavor of the blackberries.  The only thing I would do next time is reduce the sugar.  We felt it was just a little too sweet.  In total there was 1/2 sugar and 1/4 cup blackberry preserves.

Mandy Potter has a winner here!  The books is well designed, has colorful pictures, and nutritional/serving information. There are many more recipes I will be trying very soon.  I found all the ingredients in my pantry and by just perusing the other recipes I acknowledge that I have most of them.  “Cooking with Healthy Girl” by Mandy Potter is a cookbook I would recommend to any busy person.  The recipes are simple and quick.  This is a keeper!

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