A review by
Christopher Thornhill, age 8

NOTE FROM GRANDMA: We had Chris review this cookbook for many reasons. He is very conscious of good health, and knows the advantages of healthy eating. He loves to cook. But the main reason is because of our own family traditions. One of the most valuable things we do is prepare special meals and treats together. He loves his time in the kitchen with his Mom, Grandma or Aunts. Please consider starting this tradition with your own kids, if you aren't already doing it. There are many advantages for both of you!

Pam is dedicated to showing people how to prepare nutritious meals that are tasty and appealing. Introducing children to this eating style early in life will be an asset to their health, attitude, and general well being.
Bon appetit.

CHRIS' REVIEW: The recipes in this book look pretty easy. I made a special treat when we had a family gathering. I was asked to bring a dessert. I chose the Tutti-Frutti Smoothie. I used papaya, oranges, strawberries, and bananas blended together with orange juice. Everyone really liked it.

This cookbook gives some good ideas for vegetable meals. There are so many recipes to try, you won't get tired of just the same old vegetables.

My favorite is the ice cream. It's all healthy ingredients and I can eat it and not get hyper. You use natural sweetening.

I like sugar, but people always know when I eat it. Sometimes kids have trouble in school or can't sit still when they have sugar. Pam understands this, and made some good recipes to help us.

Pam said it was okay to print a sample recipe. This would really be good for the holiday:

Lemon Garlic Herb Baked Potatoes
(serves 5)

5 medium potatoes cubed, 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley, 1/2 cup juice of a lemon, 2 large cloves garlic, chopped fine or pressed, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 tsp. each of oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage, and basil.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F., combine last five ingredients, bake potatoes in a glass pan for one hour, basting with mixture every five to ten minutes.

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