Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Digest Diet Cookbook (Review, Recipe, Giveaway )

Last year I told you about The Digest Diet, which condensed years of research into a 21-day kick-start diet and exercise plan.  (See my review for more details.)  Now I have the chance to tell you about The Digest Diet Cookbook, written to accompany the original diet book.

The Digest Diet, although it contained recipes, was mostly about the diet plan.  The Digest Diet Cookbook reverses that:  it has a less-detailed version of the diet and more recipes.

While some of the recipes are not for my family--Tofu Lasagna might be grounds for divorce (just kidding)--most of them look quite appetizing.  That picture on the cover is of Eggplant "Meatballs" with Pasta, and we would definitely try that.

The recipe I'd like to share with you today is for Spicy Garlic-Tomato Soup with Chicken, which is for Phase 1, "Fast Release."

Spicy Garlic-Tomato Soup with Chicken
Makes 10 cups.  Leftovers freeze well.

4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
16 cloves garlic, peeled but whole
1-1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
1 red bell pepper, cut into small squares
2 green bell peppers, cut into small squares
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup minced cilantro, plus extra for garnish
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about two limes)
1 tablespoon minced pickled jalapeno

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the broth and garlic and bring to a boil.  Add the chicken, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the chicken is just cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes.  Remove the chicken and set aside.
  2. With a slotted spoon, transfer the garlic to a food processor or blender along with 1/3 cup of the broth, and puree until smooth.
  3. Return the garlic puree to the saucepan along with the tomatoes, bell peppers, cumin, salt, and cayenne.  Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the peppers are tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, when the chicken is cool enough to handle, cut into bite-size pieces.
  5. Return the chicken to the pan along with the 1/2 cup cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeno, and cook just until heated through, about 1 minute.  Serve garnished with more cilantro.
Sounds good to me, especially on a cold winter evening!

Would you like to have your own copy of the The Digest Diet Cookbook Thanks to the publisher, I have the opportunity to give away one copy to a lucky reader.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book, at no cost to me, for review purposes.  I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions in this post are my own.

57 comments :

  1. I would love this book because it actually seems like a healthy diet compared to others out there!

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  2. I have been doing more cooking at home and I would love to try the recipes from this book.

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  3. I'd love to win this cookbook because I'm always looking for new, healthy recipes to try.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  4. I love cookbooks! I'd like to learn some new healthy meals.

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  5. I want to try some new recipes for healthier meals so I can lose weight, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  6. I would like to win because I would like to add more healthy meals into my routine

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  7. Trying to eat healthier for my cholesterol's sake and this could help!
    Ashley Sifers

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  8. Sounds like this would be a good source of healthy recipes.

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  10. I am always on the lookout for healthy recipes and I think my entire family would benefit from having these recipes at hand!

    Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway! :)

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  12. Love to try new recipes.

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  13. Because I'm always looking for new recipes to try with my family. :)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  14. i'd like to win this book to liven up our weeknight meals.

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  15. im always looking for new healthy recipes

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  16. I'd like to win this for my sister!


    Desiree Dunbar
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  17. im bored of what ive been eating and could use some new recipes

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  20. I saw this book on one of the morning shows and it looked really informative and useful. Thanks!!

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  21. We are trying to eat healthier, and I know this book would come in handy at giving us different recipes that were full of flavors.

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  22. I'm always looking for more recipes that are healthy and delicious.

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  25. I am always looking for new recipes

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  26. I want to win because I have lost 40 pounds so far and would like to add some new things to my menu so I dont get bored and conyinue to lose weight

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  27. New receipes are always what I am looking for.

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  28. I would like to win because I need to go on healthy diet.

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    Nancy
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  32. I would love to win this book for myself.

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  33. I would love to win this book for myself, because I want to loose weight.

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  34. I'd like to win because I enjoy trying out new recipes and looking through cookbooks for ideas.

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  35. Id like to have more recipes for a healthy diet!! Im bored with the same old meals!
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  36. I'd like to learn to eat healthier.

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  37. id love to try some better recipes that are healthier for my family

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  38. I could use another good cookbook :)

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  39. I want to win it because I seriously need to loose weight and am really lost on ideas of what to make..

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  40. Takes up where the Digest Diet leaves off. Looking for healthier alternatives to traditional dishes, and new ones as well.

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  41. I am always looking for healthier recipes to feed my family. Thanks! hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

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  42. I am a cookbook addict. I am a diabetic. I would love to have a cookbook (like this one) that would help with my diabetes.

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  43. i would love to win this book because i have it on my wishlist right now and if i do not win i am going to buy it
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  44. I want to get motivated to cook more

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  45. Id like to win because Im always looking for interesting healthy recipes

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  46. i could stand to lose quite a bit of weight and welcome a tool to help me

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  47. I would love to win as I love cookbooks for new recipes to try!

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  48. I'd like to make some of these meals for my husband and see if they work! lol

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  49. I would like to win because I'm trying to lose 20 lbs.

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  51. A good friend of mine, and her husband, are earnestly trying to lose some extra weight. I'd love to give the cookbook to her (and will hope that she'll let me look through it, too). sweetbettysue at gmail dot com

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  52. Please Enter Me In Your Giveaway.
    I Would Like To Win A Copy Of
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