Thursday, May 5, 2011

Olive Oil Desserts Cookbook Review & Giveaway

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Olive Oil Desserts:Delicious and Healthy Heart Smart Baking
By Micki Sannar


About the Book:
Those yearning to create more healthy treats will learn how to bake without the fats and hydrogenated oils found in common dessert recipes with this lavishly illustrated cookbook. Designed specifically for baking with olive oil, the recipes eliminate key ingredients—butter, hydrogenated oils, margarine, and shortening—that are staples in many traditional desserts. In addition to household favorites such as toll cookies, brownies, and apple pie, the cookbook features instructions for making more than 60 mouth-watering treats, among them chocolate chip buttermilk cake, silky cheesecake with strawberries, lemon sugar cookies, pecan coconut bars, and apple cinnamon rolls. Hints such as using egg substitutes and other ingredients to further lower cholesterol intake, substituting lactose-free options for those suffering from milk sensitivities, and a guide to the many varieties of olive oil are also included.

About the Author and Chef:
Micki Sannar is a world renowned chef with a passion for nutrition and health. She has taught cooking classes overseas and been published in numerous publications. Over six years ago she was stunned to learn that she suffered from high cholesterol despite what she considered a healthy diet and active lifestyle. This realization led her to begin research on olive oil and its powerful heart healthy benefits. She was unable to find recipes that took advantage of olive oil's benefits while satisfying her sweet tooth. She began experimenting and creating her own satisfying desserts. Over six years later "Olive Oil Desserts" is her amazing compilation. By making small changes in her diet Micki has been successful at lowering her cholesterol 100 points. "Olive Oil Desserts" recently won a silver award from the Living Now Book Awards. Recipes from this book have also been requested from the Texas Department of Agriculture to be distributed state wide to promote local olive oil.

My Thougths:
With over 60 tasty recipes you can enjoy good health and dessert at the same time. Micki's heart healthy dessert recipes contain about 1/3 less fat and calories than a traditional dessert. This cookbook conatins tips on using olive oils in baking desserts and with some recipes in this, you can subsitute whole wheat pastry flour instead of white flour for alittle more nutrition. I usually use butter, margarine or shortening for baking, so I was so happy to find this cookbook while looking for healthier options rather than skipping dessert. I like the trick about adding butter extract to give some of these desserts that buttery taste. This cookbook has recipes for Cakes, Cookies & Bars, Muffins & Sweet Breads and Pies & Crisps. This cookbook is easy to follow and the pictures give you an idea of what your dessert should look like. The Substitutes and Ingredient Glossary are very helpful along with all the great tips. I was skeptical about the taste but all the recipes I have tried are delicious and I can't wait to try more of them. I would recommend this cookbook for great, healthier desserts.

For Sample Recipes, visit Olive Oil Desserts.

This book lists for $24.99; You can purchase it on Amazon for only $16.47.

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*Disclosure: I received this cookbook free of charge for the purpose of this review. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*

48 comments:

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Plain cheesecake. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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My favorite dessert is chocolate mousse cake.

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Chocolate pudding delight!

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My favorite dessert is a chocolate turtle cheesecake.
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My favorite dessert is cheesecake.
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Amber said...

A dark chocolate flourless chocolate torte is my favorite dessert!
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Apple Pie


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Karen said...

I love buttermilk pie. Thanks for the giveaway.

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I love strawberry shortcake! =)
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my favorite dessert is apple pie a la mode
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Creme Brulee would be my dessert of choice!

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I love cheesecake.

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Jim said...

i like strawberry shortcake

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Gianna said...

Chocolate Mousse Torte.

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