Review of Go Fresh by The American Heart Association
August 7, 2014, 12:19 pm
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This is a great cookbook, especially now, in mid-August, when garden vegetables are ready. I made several recipes for my family. My kids, 3 and 5, weren’t very receptive to the ones I selected, but then I need to make a dish more suited to their needs. The Country Thyme Chicken Strips, page 149, might be better suited towards their tastes. 

This cookbook is perhaps more suited to older adults than to ones with small children. I did find all the recipes I have made so far to be, as the book cover promises, quick to make. Last night for supper, we had the side dish from page 218, Broccoli and Red Bell Peppers with Parmesan Sauce. Well, I had to use a yellow pepper, but it was still very colorful. The broccoli was from the garden. The kids didn’t try it, but my husband exclaimed “fantastic!” and said we would have to have this again. 

I want to make the Fresh Herb and Olive Oil Sauce, page 255, and the Raspberry-Blackberry dressing, page 115, as well as the Pasta Provencal, page 186. Yum.

I was very impressed with this cookbook and wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who wants to eat a healthy diet using fresh ingredients. In the preface Rose Marie Robinson, M.D., writes, “Not everyone can grow fresh vegetables in their backyard, of course, but the renewed focus on fresh and healthy food has led to many options you can explore.”

I received this book for free from Waterbrook Press in exchange for writing a review on it.