Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook 2 : Review

I was sent a copy of The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook 2: More Great-Tasting Recipes That Keep You Lean by Tosca Reno. You may have a sneak peek at it here.
New York Times best-selling author and health-and-fitness expert Tosca Reno has released her second cookbook, Eat-Clean Cookbook 2, after her first cookbook was a smash hit worldwide even getting nominated for a “Gourmand World Cookbook Award” in Paris. The best-selling Eat-Clean Diet® series has helped millions of people around the world lose weight and get healthy, one clean delicious meal at a time. AOL also acclaimed Eating Clean as #6 on its Top 10 mainstream trends of 2011.

This book has over 150 new recipes with gorgeous photos for each recipe. Along with her recipes are topics such as:

· A “How-To” for fish: Shopping, Choosing, Cooking a fish
· Vegetarian Done Right: “How-To be a healthy vegetarian” and ensure you get enough of the right kind of foods in the best combinations to get the most nutrients, avoiding the risks
· Summer Menus
· Grilling Recipes
· Tips for Your Best Beach Body
· One-Dish & Easy Meals
· Lunch outside the lunchbox
· Family Staples Made Lean: Chicken Fingers, Pasta, Pizza, Hot dogs, Desserts, Drinks & More
· Do It Yourself Sauces, Spreads & Salsas: BBQ and Cocktail Sauce, Pesto, Salad Dressing, Hummus, Croutons and more
· Every type of food made “clean” from Mexican food to Italian or even American

Since reclaiming her life, losing weight, getting in shape and becoming a fitness model in her 40s, Tosca Reno has become the face and voice of inspiration for millions. In addition to her Eat-Clean Diet series and other books, she writes monthly columns for Oxygen and Clean Eating magazines, and articles for other fitness publications. Today at 52 years old, Tosca is a mother of four and has never looked or felt better. Her passion is to help others surpass their unhappy place that they may be stuck in and soar!

The Eat-Clean Diet was named in US Weekly as Hollywood’s top 5 favorite diets with celebrity fans Nicole Kidman and Halle Berry. It was also covered in The Washington Post, NY Daily News, USA Today and The Hollywood Reporter and has been posted as one of the top diets on AOL Health. It’s been reported that Angelina Jolie credited Tosca's Eat-Clean Diet for her glowing looks and health after the birth of her twins. According to US Weekly, celebs Lisa Rinna, Cheryl Burke and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz are “Eating Clean.” And OK Magazine ran a piece about Halle Berry following the Eat-Clean Diet which stabilizes blood sugar levels-crucial for the actress, who is diabetic.

I love a cookbook with recipe photos, this sure has one of each on gorgeous glossy pages. As part of my review I chose to make a recipe for us all to enjoy, a nice light noodle salad. Mind you most of these recipes are for a more adult taste, you may be surprised if your little ones enjoy them too. Mine liked the noodles with the Asian dressing. Mr. and I loved this Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Cashew Miso Dressing. In fact, he ate 3 serving of it. I even found cashew butter for the dressing and told him I could've just used peanut butter, and he said no way, and that's one flavor he caught at first taste was the cashew butter. I went ahead and made a double batch, because what is better than leftover noodle salad?

Another of her recipes I was deciding on was her Quinoa and Black Bean Lunch Bowl. It's got quinoa, black beans, zesty hummus, greens, salsa, avocado.... maybe for lunch next time. I can't wait to try her other recipes too.

*Tosca did also write a book, The Eat-Clean Diet for Family and Kids, I'd love to check that one out. Check out for more info.

Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Cashew Miso Dressing
6oz buckwheat soba noodles, cooked (I used chow mein noodles)
1/2 cup cashew miso dressing
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced thinly
1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced thinly
1 cup english cucumber, thinly sliced into half moons
2 green onoins, chopped fine
1 tsp sesame seeds for garnish

Cashew Miso Dressing
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
2 Tbl red miso
1 clove garlic
2 tsp chopped ginger
2 Tbl honey
3 Tbl cashew nut butter
1 tsp sesame oil
2 Tbl olive oil

*Disclosure* I wrote this review for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook 2. The product(s) in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting my review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation. Product info & stock images provided by PR or Co.

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3 Lovely Comments:

Peter Schott said...

I can't remember if we have this one or not, but there is a book oriented at kids. The recipes weren't too bad as we tried them, though it can be a bit strange seeing the author showing up so often inside the book. I understand that's her style - it was just strange to me.

However, the recipes worked pretty well and there was a lot of info about fast food, avoiding it, making better choices, etc. If you're trying to eat clean, the recipes can really help.

camille said...

I don't care about diets and other people making rules about what I can and can't eat (I do enough of that on my own), BUT this looks delicious and I'm totally going to make it for myself.

Cookin' Canuck said...

The cashew miso dressing really caught my eye. This is the kind of salad I could eat all day.

It is vegetarian week at our online Get Grillin’ event and we would love if you submitted up to any 3 recipes (they don’t have to be grilled) to our link up. This one would be perfect!
This week we have a ManPans giveaway.

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