Thursday, December 19, 2013

21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook!

I'm finally writing another post after taking an extremely long break. I've been so busy lately with Thanksgiving, getting ready for Christmas, physical therapy, other doctor's visits, and dealing cards, that I haven't had time to blog at all. The holidays always end up being somewhat stressful for me.

Speaking of the holidays, this is the time when many of us throw caution to the wind and splurge on all the treats and goodies we can get our hands on. I've done it and am currently doing it (I blame stress...). I love my pumpkin pie, dark chocolate, egg nog with a little bourbon, and my favorite peppermint-swirl ice cream. Needless to say, I'm going to need some serious detoxing come January to get myself back on track. The way I figure, I'm going to join the largest group ever doing the 21 Day Sugar Detox on January 6th and reconquer my cravings.

I posted a rave review a while back of the 21 Day Sugar Detox book.  Well... I now have the honor of reviewing the 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook.

This is yet another beautifully crafted book by Diane Sanfilippo! She includes her quiz to determine the appropriate level to start the detox on and meal plans to suit each (along with the various modifications). This is followed by over 100 mouthwatering detox recipes. There's everything from Lemon Ginger Chicken to Pumpkin Spice Donuts to Sweetener Free Ketchup. after taking a look, I knew I just had to make a couple of the recipes from this fantastic cookbook! I made the Chicken Strips (pg. 78) and the No-Honey Mustard Sauce (pg. 202).

I did make one slight change to the chicken strips recipe by using chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. (I can't help it! I'm a dark meat kinda girl...) The batter crisped up nicely in the oven and added a nice flavor to the meat. The  no-honey mustard turned out phenomenally! I could sit there eating it with a spoon. There's a little sweetness, without it being cloying, and the dijon gives it a tang. I've had such a craving for chicken fingers and a really good dipping sauce and haven't been able to have any since going Paleo. These two recipes are the perfect fix for that!

All in all, the 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook is a must for anyone wanting to try out some new recipes that ditch the sugar! It would also make a great Christmas gift!