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Even if you can't tell by the title, this book is more than just 100 recipes. Actually, the three first sections of this book were what I found the most interesting. On them, you'll find information about how sugar affects your body and different health conditions linked to high consumption of sugars. Also, there is a very detailed section with different varieties of sucrose (sugar cane) and syrups, their common names and their processing. Complex carbs are also explain, including the controversial high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Third section gives alternatives to sugar, starches and unhealthy carbs with details and usage suggestions for each one of them.
When changing your diet, most certainly you will need to change your grocery list. If you are familiar with ingredients such as: whey protein, almond and coconut flour, psyllium husk powder and erythritol, you are good to go. Those were the "out of ordinary" ingredients I found that are used extensively. If you are vegan, this is not your book at all. Recipes can include eggs, meat and dairy products. Those on keto diet can benefit from these recipes as well. For all of you who simply want to cut on sugars/carbs without the strictness of a keto diet, this is a great option.
PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST!
Yes, you heard me, there is a "pizza" recipe in the breakfast section and while ingredient-wise it is an omelet, it looks like a cute pizza and I love it. Comforting chicken zoodle (spiralized zucchini) soup was another favorite of mine. However, most of the recipes weren't love at first sight. I expected that "low sugar, so simple" would be more about popular recipes that are naturally low on sugars and carbs without the need of special ingredients. The book is divided into basics & pantry staples, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, desserts and drinks which makes it easy for choosing a whole day menu. The three dishes on the front cover are good examples of easy recipes with common ingredients, so you can actually find those as well. Yum! *I requested an eArc from Fair Winds Press via NetGalley, Thank you! (later on i purchased the ebook version)
I agree, there is some small, light print that I find annoying, but that seems to be the trend in publishing books of late. BUT, Elviira's recipes are GREAT! Her pizza omelet (a thought that didn't thrill me) is absolutely delicious! I couldn't believe just how delish it is and have had it for both breakfast and dinner. Her streusel-topped blueberry muffins are a breakfast staple in our house, and the brownies and strawberry fat bombs are to die for. You can't go wrong buying this lovely book and making something every day! Her info in the beginning is priceless, and her knowledge and palate are gifts that she so generously shares. I've gifted this cookbook to several friends and they are all converts to Elviira's marvelous keto cooking. You never get bored while losing weight with her recipes! She is a certified nutritionist who makes you feel like you're dining like a royal by eating fresh, whole foods and having a low carb dessert without the "sugar guilt" so many of us run from. Buy her book today, you won't ever regret it!
This book is worth the Mile High English Muffin recipe alone....I make it regularly in a bread shaped plastic bin to hold a sandwich for a lunch box and it always comes out high enough to cut into 2 slices for a great keto sandwich. I usually toast it and it is WONDERFUL! It also makes a great grilled cheese sandwich. All Elvira's recipes on the blog that I have tried turned out so well that I wanted to support her efforts by purchasing the book. I am not disappointed. There are a number of great sounding recipes that I have not gotten to try yet, but all the recipes have pics and nutritional info, so that is very helpful. You will not be disappointed!