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Review: Green Lite Bites cookbook

Green Lite Bites - The cookbook!

Disclosure: I was sent a free copy of this cookbook to review. Also, Roni is a cool chica I’m proud to call my friend.

Roni from Green Lite Bites (and a couple zillion other sites) published her first cookbook this year. It’s called Favorites from the First Three Years and contains—you’ll never guess!—her favorite recipes from the first three years of food bloggin’.

I’ve got to give Roni big props because her cookbook is beautiful. She put it together while raising a kid, incubating a new one, planning a blog conference and working for herself full-time, so honestly she’s making us all look bad. It’s got lots of large, full-color photos that make you want to eat the pages. Each recipe also has three tips or suggestions for variations on the recipe in case you don’t like one of the ingredients or just want to switch things up. She even calculated the calories, fat and fiber information for each recipe, which means she’s good at cooking and math. I also enjoyed the short introduction that explained what cooking and healthy eating has meant to her. The only thing that could have made this cookbook better is if it had come with the food it tells you how to make.

Don't eat the pages!

The cookbook is a paperback coming in at 80 pages, but she packs a lot of content into those pages. I prefer to have a smaller cookbook where you actually make the recipes instead of having a big, fat, heavy one that you use for 2 or 3 meals at most. You can buy the cookbook here for $19.95 and also view some companion videos. Tell ’em PastaQueen sent you! (It won’t get you a discount or anything, but I sure will feel special!)

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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy • February 11, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Roni rocks! I love her site and have been planning to get this! I’ve already used a ton of her recipes. Thanks!


Deanna - The Unnatural Mother • February 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I agree, I LOVE the cookbook, and my first thought was “This is BEAUTIFUL”! And the recipes are great too!


Naantje • February 12, 2011 at 6:21 pm

PQ: “The only thing that could have made this cookbook better is if it had come with the food it tells you how to make.”

I whole-heartedly agree! I actually want to sample receipes before making the effort of preparing them. What if I think it’s totally disgusting in the end?


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