Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Super Foods Every Day


It’s the beginning of a new year and many of us are trying to clean up our diets and focus on healthy foods. So when I saw Sue Quinn’s book on “Super Foods Every Day” I could not resist. Her book begins by discussing exactly what a superfood is and notes that some food manufactures have exploited the facts. She then devised her own rating system adding foods that are high in vitamins, phytochemicals and other nutrients that are associated with good health. The book’s chapters start off with breakfast and end with sweet treats. Each recipe notes the nutrient information, time to prepare and amount of servings. The ingredients themselves are simple and fresh and loaded with tons of flavor.


When I first received the book I was a little surprised as it was so small, but then again sometimes the best things in life come in small packages. Since I live in the southwest and we have fresh citrus at our disposal I started off with the Spiced Citrus recipe located in the last chapter. Grapefruit and orange segments were drizzled with the juice from the fruit, sugar, butter and allspice that was reduced to a syrup and topped with topped with cinnamon and honey spiced yogurt and pecans. Both my husband and I thought it was the most delicious and satisfying sweet treat we have ever had. This cookbook is a keeper and will be kept front and center in my kitchen. You will not be disappointed.

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."


Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

58 comments:

  1. Wow this does sound wonderful. What a great cookbook. I was just thinking about fruit recipes and how they are always my favorite. Can't wait for strawberry season! We have snow in the forecast so I guess it will be a while. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Tricia, strawberries are one of my favorite's too, but citrus is growing like mad here. Hope you are having a great week.

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  2. The syrup sounds interesting and the cover looks fantastic 😀

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    1. Thanks Tandy, yes, it is a pretty cool cover.

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  3. WOW! This sounds amazing. We are on a healthy diet and its a must!

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  4. Grapefruit with honey, cinnamon and pecans sounds incredible!

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    1. Thanks Dannii, it's my favorite new way to enjoy grapefruit.

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  5. Sounds like a great book for some inspiration.

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    1. Thanks Caroline, there are so many great recipes in this treasure.

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  6. Now that is my kind of dessert! Healthy but so flavorful with spices. I make something similar with my Baked Asian pear recipe and our family loves this too. Looks like a great cookbook.

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    1. Hi Bam, will check it out, I happen to have some pears hanging around too!

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  7. Oh, don't you just love that you can have pure sweetness and it satisfies your cravings! I need this book! It sounds and looks fantastic. I like that it's small because you can take it anywhere :)
    Have a great day, Cheri.

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    1. Such a good point Robyn, you are such an optimist. Take care!

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  8. Oh, don't you just love that you can have pure sweetness and it satisfies your cravings! I need this book! It sounds and looks fantastic. I like that it's small because you can take it anywhere :)
    Have a great day, Cheri.

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  9. Hi Cheri, I've tried to leave a comment a few times but there seems to be an issue.
    This time I'll cut and paste it in an email if it doesn't go through, lol.
    I love this dessert because you can satisfy your cravings with pure sweetness. I love the combo of ingredients and I can see why you both enjoyed it so much. I'm going to get this book!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday :)

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    1. Got them all Robyn, not sure what happened. Sorry about that.

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  10. Most of us don't eat fruit as a dessert often enough. That sounds like a terrific way to prepare it! And the book sounds excellent. Thanks for the heads up!

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  11. I have started healthy diet should try this.. Thanks for the share

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  12. citrus fruits are my crutch this time of year--i just crave them! sounds like a great book. :)

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    1. Thanks Grace, me too, we have a pink grapefruit tree and this year has been a good one.

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  13. Hi Cheri,
    Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful spiced citrus dessert.

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  14. What a great dessert with citrus! I love all the citrus options available right now, and the yogurt topping sounds so good.

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    1. Hi Lisa, I really liked this one. Hope you are having a great week.

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  15. That does sound absolutely delicious. Will have to look for that book.

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    1. Thanks D, hope you are warm and safe in that cold, cold weather.

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  17. I'm also trying to clean up my act for 2016. Do I miss coffee!
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Hi Amalia, I am only having coffee once a week.... :)

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  18. I love inspirational books like this that give healthy new ways to use common ingredients. Sounds wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Chris, me too! I've already prepared 4 recipes and they have all been amazing!

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  19. It is a perfect dessert for sudden sweet craving. ..Delicious dear

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  20. This book sounds great -- it's perfect to get back on track for the new year!

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    1. Thanks Marcie, sometimes I need a little kick in the pants to get going on the right track again.

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  21. This book sounds great -- it's perfect to get back on track for the new year!

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  22. Thanks for turning me on to Blogging for Books! I got my first one and love this program! What a fun sounding book and I must say that fruit desserts are the best. The problem is that it is hard to resist the rest. But when I eat fruit, I feel so much better abut myself. This sounds so good, Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Abbe, can't wait to see what book you picked, will be looking for your post.

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  23. Sounds like a very helpful book when you want to eat healthy!

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  24. That citrus dish sounds wonderful! And so good for you. I keep hearing about super-foods and it would be wonderful to have them all listed in a complete book with recipes xx

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    1. Thanks Charlie, this book is just like that.

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  25. This book will be great for learning about superfoods. The citrus dish looks amazing, and yet not like one of those "this dessert is really healthy" recipes. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi David, yes, I get exactly what you are saying. Perfect weather we are having!!

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  26. Yum! I have eaten grapefruit with just a drizzle of honey twice this week.

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  27. Thank you for a super inspiring intro to super foods cooking...My husband is doing his best to eat healthier so this cookbook would be a perfect present...which I would use =)

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    1. Hi Kim, good for you guys, it is a great cookbook.

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