- Paperback: 124 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (20 Oct. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1466456760
- ISBN-13: 978-1466456761
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.8 x 27.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 302,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Art of Healthy Eating - Sweets: grain free low carb reinvented: 1 Paperback – 20 Oct 2011
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About the Author
Maria Emmerich is a wellness expert in nutrition and exercise. She shares a passion for helping others reach their goals of optimal health. She struggled with her weight throughout childhood and decided enough was enough. Maria understands the connection between food and how it makes us all feel on the inside and out. She uses some of the most creative ingredients and recipes to make the foods we all know and love Healthy. She has a unique ability to explain why these little changes make the recipes so much healthier and how these changes affect our bodies and our hormones.
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I enjoyed the reasoning and explanations throughout, there are more than a few favourites that I will use time and again, an excellent book, well put together.
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My first complaint about this cookbook is the use of incredibly expensive ingredients. I understand that almond flour and coconut flour are expensive, and I understand that all natural sugar substitutes are also expensive, but many recipes call for three different types of sugar substitutes: erythritol, stevia glycerite, and Just Like Sugar. The cookbook also uses ChocoPerfection Bar for a lot of the chocolate in recipes, and this chocolate bar is crazy expensive. To buy all the ingredients necessary, you are easily spending over $100 just to be able to make one recipe.
My other complaint is the amateur design and editing of the cookbook. For example, when designating the temperature to set the oven, recipes state either 350 degrees, 350 degrees F, 350 degrees Fahrenheit, or 350°F. Some recipes give the Celsius temperature too, but most do not. There is no consistent format to any of the recipes. And there are so many typos. Halfway through the tip in the left margin on page 22 one sentence stops in the middle of a word then the tip continues with a different sentence. The ingredients list for the chocolate chip cookie recipe calls for Just Like Sugar, but the directions say Just Like Brown Sugar. I'm not sure which one is supposed to be used. While all of these errors don't ruin the recipes or the cookbook, I found them to be quite annoying.
There is no publisher or copyright information listed anywhere in the book, so I am guessing this cookbook is self published by the author. I think the recipes are solid recipes, but the cookbook could certainly use a professional editor and publisher.
A simpler format, and one much easier to follow, would be to separate the recipes into their own section, so one can easily find the recipe list. Keep all your information/knowledge in its own section!
It's even difficult to get through the Table of Contents (TOC). Once the TOC gets past her basic information (which, by the way, is repeated in ALL her books I've purchased so far, with the same mistakes and everything; such as when she provides information on the benefits of "Coconut Flour," but that section ends up giving information that pertains to Coconut OIL and all ITS benefits), you finally see the word "Recipes" followed by Carmel (sic) Sauce and Chocolate Sauce.
However, next (in the TOC) is her info on Blood Pressure, Cavities and Bone Health; then, finally another recipe follows for Cream of "Whey" Cereal. Then, we get another info section on Coconut Oil and Weight Loss, followed by another recipe, this one for Granola. This goes on throughout the rest of the Table of Contents and, thus, the book.
I just think the format is all wrong and it would have been easier to see a list of recipes only, rather than having to get past all the informational sections along the way.
I rate this book 3 stars mainly for the nontraditional way she formats her books but also because I doubt very seriously I will ever get to use any of these recipes because of the sweeteners chosen. I can't honestly say what I expected, but after reading the reviews for erythritol, stevia glycerite, Just Like Sugar, and other sweeteners she chooses for her recipes, I'm not convinced I want to spend the money these items cost in order to "try" them to see 1) if I like them, and 2) if my BODY likes them.
I will say this about Maria's information: I agree with much of what she has to say and am trying to incorporate a clean, healthy lifestyle, making better choices to achieve better health. So, while I'm thankful for the knowledge I've gained through reading her books and her blog, I regret this particular purchase. I have a sweet tooth that has been my dieting/health downfall through the years and I was really looking forward to being able to have some desserts, but I don't see this happening ... not with this book.