My New Book

Southern Living Slim Down South Cookbook:

Eating well and living healthy in the land of biscuits and bacon

Well kiss my skinny grits, it’s time to say, “Gone with the girdle!”

My new book with the editors of Southern Living The Slim Down South Cookbook: Eating Well and Living Healthy in the Land of Biscuits and Bacon is ready to order. Get ’em while they’re hot…

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The Dish

The idea for this book was born when we realized that women needed advice on making healthier food choices without giving up their right to be fabulous! And in our world eating healthy doesn’t mean staying home with a fridge full of cottage cheese and bottled water. Modern multitasking women are on the move and need to live off the land sometimes grabbing meals in airports, drive thru windows and even convenience stores. (It can be done!) It also means enjoying the good life dining at wonderful restaurants and entertaining friends at home. Written by us –Carolyn and Densie -two registered dietitians who love to eat, The Dish is meant to be a girl friend’s guide to eating in, eating out, entertaining and traveling with style.   While we’re talking fashion, we also believe that even the most desirable delicacies from chocolate truffles to chili cheese dip can be part of an overall healthy diet, as long as you are only accessorizing with the rich and fluffy stuff. Go easy gal. Everyone knows that overdoing the belts, baubles, bangles and beads ruins an outfit- the same goes for designing our meals.

Maybe you relate to the single Sex and the City types or a modern mom a la Katie Couric; or you see yourself more as a full of life Star Jones or sleek and timeless Lauren Hutton. No matter. We wanted The Dish to be the very first diet book aimed at glamour girls of all ages and sizes. It’s not just a lifestyle, it’s a way of thinking that can adapt to your unique life and your personal tastes. Get ready to learn some powerful food and fitness strategies to add energy to your days while subtracting inches from your derriere! We know that diets don’t have to be dull and boring, and neither does a diet book. So, here, nutrition aptitude meets a new diet attitude with style! Sure, nutrition used to be nerdy- now it’s hip and healthy. Just like you. The Dish is filled with great tips and delicious recipes to help you be your most fabulous!

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