Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Foodie Fashionista: Where to find great recipes

Image courtesy of Hungry Girl
 I like cooking for myself and for my fiance. It sounds a bit Donna Reed, but I feel like I'm taking care of him when I make him a delicious and satisfying dinner. (FYI, he cooks for me pretty regularly too. He is a master at meat, whereas I'm better with the chicken/fish/veggie dishes).

Cooking can be fun. But more importantly, cooking for yourself is the easiest way to eat healthfully. Whatever your goals - improved health, weight loss, or even just trying to save money - cooking is a great way to achieve them.

The best way to start cooking is to find something you are excited to cook - maybe your favorite food or something using the newly in-season ingredient you bought at the farmer's market. I love finding great recipes on - but, let's be honest, Paula "butter is the elixir of life" Deen and Guy "peroxide is to my hair what butter is to Paula Deen's cooking" Fieri don't exactly make the heart-healthiest of recipes.

So where can you find delicious recipes that taste good and won't make you break the scale? Here are my favorite websites:

If you want to invest in great cookbooks, try any of Hungry Girl's great books (I have the first book and 200 Under 200). Tyler, a huge fan of the recently slimmed down Rocco DiSpirito, bought the celeb chef's Now Eat This, which focuses on comfort food favorites with low calorie counts, and we've really enjoyed his fried shrimp po' boy and chicken parmigiana.

Now, go eat some cheesey Italian food - and still fit into your skinny pants.

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