Alright, readers, it’s time for another cookbook giveaway, and this time I’ve got a prize for someone who is trying to lose weight and get in shape for bathing suit season. Ugh. Could it really be so close?
Fans of the hit reality show “The Biggest Loser” may be familiar with “The Biggest Loser Cookbook” by Devin Alexander. Well, now Alexander has a new book on shelves called “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fattening: Over 150 Ridiculously Easy Recipes for the Super Busy.” Who ISN’T super busy in America these days? Only the people who are super-duper busy.
Many of the recipes in this book include low-fat or fat-free ingredients, to which I know some would object. But a good number call for “real” food ingredients. Some examples: Breakfast fried rice, blackened salmon sandwich, Old Bay potato wedges and orange shrimp.
To enter to win this book, comment on THIS blog post no later than 2 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) and tell me one thing you would do if you reached your goal weight that you cannot do right now. Fit into that pair of jeans? Put on a bikini? Run up the stairs? The winner will be drawn at random.
Here’s a super simple sample recipe from Alexander’s new book. It’s for grilled turkey cutlets with cranberry honey mustard sauce. Enjoy!
Grilled Turkey Cutlets with Cranberry Honey Mustard Sauce
1/4 cup canned whole berry cranberry sauce
1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. honey mustard
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 lb. trimmed boneless, skinless turkey cutlets
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
1. Preheat a grill over high heat.
2. In a small bowl, mix the cranberry sauce with the honey mustard until combined. Cover the bowl with a paper towel and microwave on high in 15 second intervals until the mixture is hot and begins to thin slightly, about 30 seconds total. Stir again to combine.
3. Rub the oil and then the salt and pepper evenly over both sides of each cutlet. Grill them about 1 minute per side, or until no longer pink in the center. Transfer to a large plate or platter and top evenly with the sauce. Serve immediately.
Source: “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fattening!” by Devin Alexander