The Cookbook Club I participate in moved on to a new book:
This is a book I've had my eye on for months now. I've always seen it on display at bookstores and cracked it open to see what was going on. At first glance, many of the recipe ideas seem innovative and very filling sounding. I like Kim Barnouin's style after reading Skinny Bastard so knew I would give this a try, not to mention a good excuse to buy a new cookbook.
When I really got down to reading the recipes, I noticed that so many had several grams of fat and hefty calorie counts. This doesn't bother me immensely in cookbooks, except Skinny Bitch has a theme for being "great for your bod". I don't think recipes with significant added fat really have a place in this book. I've learned an entirely new way of cooking thanks to The Happy Herbivore that is entirely no-fat added cooking.
I made the Breakfast Bake from SB last weekend. I used GimmeLean sausage and Daiya cheddar shreds. I thought it was okay tasting, just extremely greasy. 2 tbsps of added oil to cook some vegetables is just way too much. Perhaps it was a typo from 2 tsps? My main complaint would be that the recipe was underwhelming. Typically this would be mixed with eggs as a typical brunch dish and I just felt as though the recipe left something to be desired. I expect some sort of mixture to encompass all of the other ingredients and really bring them together, and it never really happened.
How interested are you in fat-free cooking?