February 18, 2014
Book Review-Skinny-licious, Lite and Scrumptious Recipes by Shauna Evans, RN
Going on a diet need not exile you to bland food. Shauna Evans, author of Sweet & Savory, has mouthwatering recipes and a risk-free diet for you! Savor Shauna's delicious and nutritious recipes, all while losing weight and feeling great. In addition to family friendly recipes, Skinny-licious takes you on Shauna's journey from fat to fit and explains her simple technique for losing 60 stubborn pounds in 7months--now you can emulate the secrets to her success.
What woman hasn't struggled with their weight at some point or another in their lives, especially if their a mom? Shauna also has had her share of challenges in that area and she shares her story in the preface of her bright colorful cookbook. I loved her approach, and was inspired by how do-able it was! Check out her book and you'll find out why.
Chicken Tikka Masala--(one of my favorites)
2 Tb, of olive oil, divided 1 tsp. turmeric
1 Tb. butter 1 medium onion, diced
1 1/2 lbs. chicken breast, cut into 2-inch cubes 1 small green pepper, diced
dash of salt and fresh ground pepper 1/2 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
1 (15-oz.) can crushed tomatoes, undrained 2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 c. chopped cilantro leaves 1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tsp. garam masala seasoning 4 cups cooked rice
In a saute' pan heat 1 Tb of oil and butter.
Add chicken, season with salt and pepper. Sear on each side on med-high heat, about 2 minutes. Turn heat to med-low. Add tomatoes,cilantro, masala and turmeric. Cover chicken and let simmer for 10 minutes. In another saute' pan, heat 1Tb. olive oil on medium heat. Add onion, green pepper, jalapeno pepper and garlic. Cook until vegetables are tender and then add to chicken mixture. Let simmer for another 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink when cut into largest piece. Add heavy cream. Heat through about 2 minutes. Serve over hot cooked rice.
Shauna Evans lives in Northern Utah beneath the Wasatch Mountains. In 1994,she graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor of science, nursing degree. She married BYU quarterback, Joe Evans in 1992. They have five children. Shauna continues her nursing education with courses on nutrition, diet, and exercise and is a certified personal trainer.
Shauna has won over 10 recipe contests including two national awards. She is the author of four books, "What Goes With What-Baby Rooms Made Easy," "Sweet and Savory: Award Winning Recipes Made easy," "Skinny-licious: Scrumptious and Lite Recipes for a Slimmer You," and "30-Minute Meals for Families" (release date: June 2014).
Author Evans shares creative family ideas and delicious recipes on her blog: www.sweetandsavoryseven.com.