January 30, 2010

eat, shrink and be merry

After a bit of a hiatus I am finally back to blogging and am so thrilled that my first post in awhile is about two of my favourite cooking show hosts and cookbook authors:  Janet & Greta Podleski of Eat, Shrink & Be Merry.  

I was super excited to receive a box of Janet & Greta's latest products in the mail a few weeks ago.  For those of you haven't had the pleasure, Janet & Greta are sisters who pool their talents (Janet is a punning nutritionist and Greta is a creative cook) to create simple, quick and (above all) healthy versions of favourite tasty treats.  This is my kind of food - I have all of their cookbooks and absolutely love them!  

Like wings?  Try "Lord of the Wings", lovely sticky chicken thighs that will fool even the most fanatical wing lover.

Want a healthier version of pancakes?  Try "Batter be Good to Me" - yummy banana blueberry pancakes that will have you clamouring for more!

In addition to a copy of their fantastic Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! Great-Tasting Food That Won't Go from Your Lips to Your Hips! cookbook, I received a set of their new greEATing cards - adorable greeting cards complete with one of Janet's trademark food puns and a delicious recipe from Greta's kitchen.  You can find these cards at Hallmark stores in Canada.

Janet & Greta also have a line of kitchen utensils in bright cheerful colours - I received the pizza wheel in orange and an ice cream scoop in hot pink.  Very cute and available at Canadian Tire.

Thank you to BloggerAid, a wonderful group of bloggers from around the world coming together to make a difference, for the opportunity to review these products.  BloggerAid has recently published a fantastic cookbook to benefit the UN's World Food Programme and I encourage you to take a moment to visit their site and my earlier post about the cookbook for details on how you can help to change the face of famine.