The 30-minute Low-Cholesterol Cookbook Review
|Title:||The 30-minute Low-Cholesterol Cookbook: 125 Satisfying Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle|
|Author:||Karen L. Swanson, Linda Larsen|
|Published:||September 24, 2019, Rockridge Press|
|No. of Pages:||214|
|Cover Price:||$14.99 Paperback, $6.99 Kindle|
It’s always nice to pick up a cookbook written by veteran authors who have proven themselves. That’s one reason that The 30-minute Low-Cholesterol Cookbook: 125 Satisfying Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle is such an excellent cookbook. Karen L Swanson and Linda Larsen aren’t new at this, so this cookbook is one that everyone will definitely want to own. While high cholesterol can be controlled by drugs, it’s much healthier and easier to learn to eat right so that it isn’t a problem. There are dozens of good recipes in this cookbook that make it easy to eat healthy. Not only are the recipes low in cholesterol, they are also heart healthy.
There is some important information for those who have high cholesterol, such as what is cholesterol, types of cholesterol, and cholesterol levels, as well as eating a heart-healthy diet. This is information for all of us, since most of us have someone in our family who would benefit from more healthy eating. The information is a good reminder and written in a way that is easy to understand. However, the best part of this cookbook is the recipes, because they make it easy to eat healthy due to the fact that they are quick (30 minutes or less), fairly easy to prepare, and mouthwatering. A bonus is that the recipes aren’t for disgusting diet food, rather they are for dishes real people will want to eat.
Favorite recipes include a delicious Korean Beef Bowl, a lower-cholesterol version of Cioppino (classic fish stew), Stir-Fried Crispy Orange Beef, and Pasta Puttanesca. Others worth trying are Mango Blood Orange Sorbet (very refreshing), Dark Chocolate Brownie Bites, Lemon Basil Pork Medallions, and Pumpkin Soup with Crunchy Seeds. There are also sauces such as Tzatziki, Chimichurri, and a yummy Spicy Peanut Sauce.
The only drawback to this cookbook is that there are very few photographs; cooks like to see what the finished product will look like, and there are dozens of recipes that sound good, but aren’t pictured. Shame on the publisher for trying to cut costs in what could be a perfect cookbook. It is still worth purchasing, however, because of the expertise of the authors.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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