Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Over the Counter #308

What books caught my eye this week as they passed over the library counter and under my scanner? Sugar, evil sugar this week......;0)

First up is My Confection: Odyssey of a Sugar Addict by Lisa Kotin.

From the publisher, Beacon Press:

"She doesn’t drink or do drugs, but like millions of other Americans, Lisa Kotin has a substance abuse problem. Kotin is addicted to sugar. My Confection is a darkly funny and candid memoir of where sugar took this teenage mime when she left her San Francisco Bay Area home in pursuit of artistic greatness. From the strict macrobiotic house where she is kicked out for smuggling Snickers, to her early days of Overeaters Anonymous meetings where she is bewildered by the idea of submitting to a higher power, to the stylish shrink who suggests she figure out how many minutes of tennis equal the calories in one jelly donut, to the men she unwraps and consumes like cheap chocolate bars, Kotin careens from romantic disasters to caloric catastrophes. Original and surprisingly affecting, this portrait of a sugar addict has nothing to do with losing weight or getting fit but rather with coming out of the (sugar) closet, finding allies who understand, and learning how to live healthfully, in spite of her compulsion."

And next up is some help for that addiction...... The I Quit Sugar Cookbook: 306 Recipes for a Clean, Healthy Life by Sarah Wilson.

From the publisher, Clarkson Potter:

"When Sarah Wilson gave up sugar for good, she developed a new repertoire of creative, go-to dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With 306 satisfying recipes for one-pan wonders, grain-free breakfasts, leftover makeovers, smoothie bowls, and more, this comprehensive cookbook makes living sugar-free simple and sustainable.

Start quitting now, with recipes that include: Bacon ’N’ Egg Quinoa Oatmeal**Gift-Wrapped Miso Cod**Caramelized Leek, Apple, and Rosemary Socca**Green Spaghetti and Meatballs**Two-Minute Desk Noodles**Broc Bites and Cauli Popcorn**Carrot "Bacon"**Red Velvet Crunch Bowl**Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackles**Strawberry Cheesecake Mug Cake"

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)

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