Fashion Flash this week is hosted by Staness of Menopause Makeover. Recently, my doctor confided that past menopause, our metabolism slows down to a crawl and weight gain is inevitable. Clearly she has never met Staness. When menopause hit and hit hard, Staness felt bloated and exhusted. Since she had just met the love of her life, this was not acceptable. Working with world class experts she developed a health, diet and exercise makeover plan that restored her energy and shape. Staness complied all her info in her best selling book Menopause Makeover that is a must read for all of us at midlife. This week she is giving away a copy of her book on her site. Check her out and click thru to the always interesting Fashion Flash bloggers.
This week our bloggers include Fab Over 40 who gives you a head start on holiday beauty gifts; Aging Backwards shares tips for for staying healthy in the flu season; Mirbai shows explains how to avoid winter hibernation syndrome; and 40+ Style, our newest member shares shows that are as comfortable as they are chic.
Fashion Flash Book Review: The Pioneer Woman Cooks– A Year of Holidays by Ree Drummond
I’m a huge fan of the ” Pioneer Woman”. here is a loving, generous spirit to her cooking show and it bursts out of the pages of her new holiday cookbook. The book is divided into 12 holidays including New Year’s Day, Valentines Day, and of course Thanksgiving. THe colorful step by step photos will get even non cooks to sharpen their knives and turn on their stoves.
There is a sense of joyous abundance to the recipes. For the Thansgiving menus there are no less than four glorious stuffing recipes– traditional, sausage, fruit and nut and oyster. And then there is her quartet of recipes for turkey leftovers ( including potpie and Thanksgiving sandwich grills) that has convinced me to get a bigger turkey this year just to have enough for these leftovers.
The recipes of the Pioneer Woman can’t be considered diet food. They do use butter, cream, and salt but not inexcessive amounts– eg Paula Deen. Drummond also makes sure that each holiday meal also includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. Her recipes and menus are healthy, if not health foods.