It is no secret to anyone that knows me that I love to cook and that I love, love, love delicious southern dishes. The only issue with delicious southern food is that it tends to be not the healthiest of menus to choose from and that simply does not work for me and my family any more as we are eating and living cleaner than ever. This is why I jumped at the chance to review Holly Clegg’s newest cookbook…. Trim & Terrific Gulf Coast Favorites Cookbook. This delicious cookbook is loaded with over 250 recipes from Holly Clegg’s Louisiana Kitchen that I know my family will love.
Let me start off by telling you a bit about Holly Clegg and why I jumped at the chance to check out this newest addition to her Trim & Terrific line of cookbooks. Holly Clegg has sold over 1.5 million cookbooks and she has become a culinary expert on easy, healthy and practical recipes which is right up my alley. Her Best-Selling trim&TERRIFIC Cookbook series are nationally recognized, including the more targeted health focused Eating Well cookbooks such as…. Eating Well Through Cancer, Alimentándose bien durante el cáncer (Spanish edition), Eating Well to Fight arthritis, Diabetic Cooking with the ADA, Kitchen 101 and Guy’s Guide To Eating Well. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School and has made multiple appearances on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Web MD, and The Huffington Post. She has also consulted for Walmart, Teflon, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. She has an amazing blog and social channels that I am following as I am obsessed with everything that she does and will be looking to create new delicious dishes for my family using her fabulous recipes.
Now let’s take a look at this book and why it is the perfect book for getting you started on your journey to cooking cleaner and healthier for you and/or your family. Gulf Coast Favorites by Holly Clegg comes to the rescue and will inspire and guide you to creating healthy Cajun recipes and southern recipes…. no matter where you live. Holly simplifies Louisiana cooking into mouth watering 30 minute simple healthy cajun recipes! This easy to follow recipe book provides the best in New Orleans recipes in your own home using everyday ingredients. It includes some of the most popular like Crawfish Etouffee, BBQ Shrimp and tons of seafood recipes plus southern favorites like Red Velvet Cake and Pecan Pie. All recipes include that important nutritional information that you need to ensure you are eating healthier.
Let’s take a look at some of my favorite recipes from this book…..
Red Beans & Rice
This Deep South favorite is served at most restaurants on Mondays in Louisiana. Try my easy home version using canned beans. Serve over rice with hot cornbread.
Simply Sensational Fish Carlysle
Holly Clegg’s buddy, Don, keeps her spoiled with his fresh fish and her photographer, David, gave her the scoop on his divine Carlysle sauce. The fish is wonderful alone with the lemon garlic sauce, but topped with the Carlysle sauce, is about as good as it gets!
Cinnamon French Toast With Caramel Apples
This amazing one-dish breakfast tastes like apple pie and French toast combined in one bite. Holly Clegg created this scrumptious recipe when she needed a quick, impressive breakfast dish to serve company at a moment’s notice.
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
This crowd-pleasing jambalaya is a bountiful, true Louisiana meal with hearty chicken, sausage and rice all in one dish. For a short-cut, use rotisserie chicken.
So what do you think of Holly Clegg’s Gulf Coast Favorites Cookbook? It is packed full of yummy 30-minute family healthy southern recipes that are time saving, pantry friendly and best of all, absolutely delicious! In keeping with her tradition, all of the recipes are simple-to-make and healthier – perfect for the busy lifestyles that we live today and Holly personally tests her recipes to ensure that they are amazing. Begin enjoying a repertoire of mouth-watering recipes from Blackened Chicken Fingers to Ooey Gooey Squares that everyone will enjoy all while eating and living cleaner than ever.
Check out Holly Clegg on her website, social media and check out her entire collection of cookbooks available on Amazon!
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