This captivating book is an introspective journal of Sonia’s journey to walk the Camino. From start to finish I was right there with her. Having spent time on trails in the past, her words brought back some of the real feelings and situations I have long forgotten. She takes us through the drive to push on through fear, pain, uncertainty, fatigue, and confrontational weather. The commitment to her goal of completion of her journey was inspiring, yet somehow fanatical. The book was a play by play journal of events, thoughts and realizations during the high and low points, though I was bothered by her physical pain throughout the book, I do wish she would have taken care of herself physically a little more during the journey and perhaps she would have taken the mental aspects to a higher level. I wonder if undertaking a journey such as this or any you are called to, shouldn’t be a rite of passage to everyone at some time in their life. I received this book from Hay House and the opinions are my own. Jeanie Beresford NTP
What a beautiful and delightful cookbook this is. Gina uses traditional recipes and reduces the calories in a way that you actually do not miss them. She keeps the flavor and the consistency while creating dishes that you do not feel guilty consuming. I was surprised that she included a section on sandwiches and though I don’t necessarily agree with breads she was unconventional and there are some really delicious sandwiches. The roast beef sandwich with creamy horseradish spread is delicious; the Greek salad pita pizzas are great and the pear and brie grilled cheese perfect.
The booke opens with the basics of keeping the calories out with plenty of hints, substitutions and a hint of motivation. There is a chapter on breakfast, one of the more challenging meals of the day that in my opinion has too many carbs, but in all honesty, she does balance it with my favorite Winter potato, Kale and Sausage Frittata. Following are chapters with plenty of dips, appetizers and unique salads balanced with hearty poultry, lean meats and fish. Add meatless meals and veggie sides then top it all off with the final chapter ‘Skinny Sweet Tooth’ with recipes like Double Chocolate Chunk Walnut Cookies and Mini Pavlovas with Fresh Fruit… Oh my!!
The pictures are mouthwatering and this book really is a pleasure to own and use. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review
Jeanie is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who's goal is to help you empower yourself to Get Your Health Back!