Editor’s Note: Looking for a way to incorporate summer’s fresh fruits and veggies into your diet? Here’s a recipe that is healthy and easy!
I have a new hobby: rediscovering cookbooks. Even though there are cooking shows as well as the Internet which is full of sites (including Pinterest) to find a plethora of recipes, I still enjoy turning the pages of cookbooks that I have collected during my 32 years of marriage. My first cookbook was given to me by my grandmother: The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. She gave it to me for Christmas in 1978 to add to my “cedar chest” collection. (Do girls today even have cedar chests?)
Back in the day, it was the bible of cookbooks. Through the years, I’ve collected cookbooks from churches, community groups, and my kids’ schools. Occasionally, I would purchase cookbooks for “fads” I was interested in. When I first embarked on a healthy lifestyle of eating low fat, around 1998, I purchased the cookbook Set For Life which promoted an eating style of Eat More, Weigh Less, Feel Terrific. Who doesn’t want that? I learned about the cookbook when I attended a class taught by the authors (a mother-daughter team) Jane P. Merrill and Karen M. Sunderland. They were enthusiastic and encouraging regarding their step-by-step plan for eating healthy every day.
Continue reading this post and get the recipe for Gazpacho Salad on The Midlife Guru.
Sharon Greenthal is a founder and the Editor-in-Chief of Generation Fabulous, an online magazine for women at midlife. Sharon has been blogging on her personal blog, Empty House Full Mind, since August of 2011, and is a blogger on the Huffington Post. The mother of two and an empty-nester, Sharon lives with her husband and their perfect dog, Lambeau, in Orange County, CA.