I'm so excited! I'm holding in my hands a copy of the brand new book Nautrally Healthy Cuisine: Real Food for Real Families by Shonda Parker and Vickilynn Haycraft. When I saw these 2 ladies had collaborated on a book I couldn't wait to see the finished product. And I'm not disappointed!
Vickilynn is a mom to 5 and a fabulous cook! She has authored several cookbooks already (Another favorite of mine is Wrapping it Up which includes a recipe for blueberry tortillas!) Her Absolute best Challah recipe from her site is my favorite recipe for homemade bread. She also writes articles for Examiner.com. I encourage you to subscribe here: https://www.examiner.com/x-9357-Charlotte-Housewares-Examiner so you won't miss any of them. It's free!
Through my last few pregnancies I have leaned on Shonda's wisdom through 2 of her books, The Naturally Healthy Pregnancy and Mommy Diagnostics. Shonda is a Clinical Herbalist and a mom. She knows what it is like to have a houseful of kids, to be super busy, and still cook healthy foods at home. She is real in her books and I feel like I know her even though we've never met.
The book starts out with details on what it means to eat healthily, including what nutrients you need and why. Then it moves into helping you plan your pantry by giving you a list of what should be in it and how to best store it. The recipe section includes homemade convenience foods that you can prepare ahead of time to use when you just don't have time to cook, and tons of delicious recipes to help you serve food in as close to it's natural state as possible. If you are interested in feeding your family delicious, healthful food, you'll love this book! It is written with an eye to the Glory of God and encorpates through it's pages how to live a Christian life with chapters on hospitality, emergency storage, weight loss, and gift giving. My initial scan of the book is so favorable that I can't wait to read it word for word.