Sometimes you come across a story or an event that really resonates with you. There is something about someone who comes across honest and vulnerable. Andie Mitchell, author of the cookbook, “Eating in the Middle” is one of those people. In her introduction she talks about weight loss and how she lost 135 pounds 10 years ago. Since then she has kept the weight off but also had to deal with the emotional side of her relationship with food. She turned that relationship into a positive one by experimenting in the kitchen, and so began her trials and tribulations.
The recipes that you will see in this cookbook are mainly a balance between wholesome and healthy with a little sweetness sprinkled in. What I enjoyed most was the way she lightened up the classics. I baked the banana nut donuts and loved the cream cheese frosting with maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon, it was perfection. I practiced my own self-control by preparing only half of the recipe and only frosting part of the donuts, both ways were delicious.