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Slim & Scrumptious (and a Giveaway)

I love new recipes, especially quick and easy ones that are healthy. So much so, that my bridesmaids collected recipes from all my friends and family members to make this really sweet book for me. Anyway, I also got a bunch of new recipes when a member of Joy Bauer’s team contacted me and asked me to review Slim & Scrumptious. So I obviously took the offer.

The things that make a recipe good for me: quick, easily adjusted to fit my vegetarian lifestyle and healthy.

So far we have made two recipes from the book.

Sesame Chicken Tenders

I made these with Quorn Chickun (vegetarian chicken) and real-life chicken for Josh. I also made it with vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. It didn’t take too long, but making the sauce was a little laborious.

This wasn’t bad and I was pretty satisfied. Josh however, wasn’t a huge fan and added a lot of hot sauce. I probably should have added a few more spices into it for more flavor.









Baked Tilapia with Spice Tomato-Pineapple Relish

We both LOVED LOVED this recipe. It was quick, simple and spicy. We had time to go to the gym beforehand and make a delicious dinner. 

They gave me another book that I can give to one of you lucky people, so here is the deal.

There are two ways to enter:

#1) Mandatory: Leave a comment telling me what makes a recipe top-notch for you.

#2) Bonus Entry: Tweet this giveaway saying: “Check out this tasty giveaway from @lanes0220 & @joy_bauer. Enter to win Slim & Scrumptious http://bit.ly/hMSJxE″

Winner will be announced August 10th on Twitter and on the blog.



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