Books that have changed the way I cook:
The Science of Skinny: Thank you mama-in-law for recommending this life changer! If you haven’t read The Science of Skinny, click here to get it. I learned about the chemistry of food, which is something I never expected to understand (still learning). She breaks down the reasons why certain oils should be cooked at certain temperatures, what sugars are good for you vs. bad, studies that have been done with raw foods, etc. She even gives you a molecular visual aid! This book has pretty much formulated the way I eat in regards to processed foods. Also, I don’t use a microwave unless I am in a super duper hurry!
The Sneaky Chef: Click here to get it. You will hear me singing when my husband likes something I make. Why? His taste buds are pickier than most 2 year olds. I mean that in the best way, but I’m serious! All vegetables and some fruits have to be incognito to pass his test. This book helped me think creatively. We don’t have kids yet, but I can’t even imagine me telling our kids to eat their vegetables while their dad won’t. That spells trouble! Gotta conquer this first, don’t you agree?
Me: “Here babe, try this passionfruit, its amazing.”
Husband: “No, its ok .”
Me: “Have you had one before?”
Me: “Really? What did it taste like to you?”
Me: “Want some ice cream?”
Me: (Serves hubby)
Husband: What are those strange seeds?
Me: “Amazingness. You can eat them, it adds a little crunch.”
Husband: (licks a spoon in suspicion.)
Me: “What do you think?”
Husband: “It’s really good. What is it?” (Success!)