I have a big confession to make…I don’t know how to cook.
Well, I do know how to cook some things…I can grill a piece of chicken, or cook a stir fry, or steam vegetables, but really, I mostly just get by on a few very simple dishes.
And I’ve always wanted to learn to cook, but never enough to really take the time.
But lately something has sparked my interest in cooking, and I want to share this with you.
My friend Cynthia Pasquella has just come out with a gorgeous new cookbook called The Hungry Hottie Cookbook.
I am in love with this cookbook.
From the minute I saw it, I was blown away with how beautiful and fun it is – she speaks directly to you like a girlfriend, telling you the way it really is. And she has these recipes that are just amazing.
If you know anything about me, you know that I’m big on animal protein, as long as that animal protein is from good sources (antibiotic-free, hormone free). But this cookbook is all about how to cook without animal protein.
And it got me thinking about my own diet and the fact that I eat vegetables, but I don’t eat as many vegetables as I feel like I should to keep up my energy, my enthusiasm, my spark.
The phytochemicals, minerals, and phytonutrients found in vegetables are crucial to our bodies. They help fight free radical damage, decrease signs of aging, and help prevent every disease known to man.
That’s why The Hungry Hottie Cookbook is so great…because she uses vegetables and raw foods and things that I’m not necessarily used to making – things that are so good for our bodies – and she makes them taste amazing!
I’ve been been trying Cynthia’s recipes, and I have to say they are easy for a non-cook like me – and they taste so much better than the dull recipes I’m used to limping along with in the kitchen.
So check out The The Hungry Hottie Cookbook…maybe you’ll get as inspired as I have!
Wishing you health, happiness, and great moments
Dr. Jen, Hormone Expert MD
P.S. – If you haven’t yet listened to my interview with the amazing Cynthia Pasquella, author of The Hungry Hottie Cookbook, check out my interview today!