‘The Looneyspoons Collection’ by Janet and Greta Podleski

Reposting is not something I’ve ever done…until now! Here is the original post with an introduction and some additional stuff thrown in.

Eat Shrink and be MerryCrazy PlatesIt’s been 2 years since I posted on the Looneyspoons cookbook and since then I’ve realized just how valuable it is. In our family we each have a copy of the original Looneyspoons Collection and even now we are still regularly ‘What’s Apping’ each other to pass on great finds in the book, complete with pictures of the meal and page references! So four family units must be a definitive study right? None of us has ever made a recipe in this book that we didn’t love. Every recipe always works out, is easy to make, is attractive, uses simple nutritious ingredients, and instantly becomes a family favourite. The recipes are full of fibre and protein without a lot of fat and salt and they’re still tasty! Now that’s worth reposting! Here’s an interview with these Canadian sisters and then the repost.

Good food!
Good health!
Good fun!

LooneyspoonsstarstarstarstarstarThese sisters are dedicated to making cooking healthy and happy using good food, great recipes and lots of punny fun along the way. The book is literally packed with beautiful photos, useful recipes, nutritional information and lifestyle tips. When looking for a recipe in this book, I often get a bit of “ADD” and end up reading a bunch of the sidebars and inserts which have helpful and interesting tidbits, which is not a bad thing! There has been a lot learned about nutrition in the past years, and their recipes focus on including better carbs, better fats, more fiber, less sugar, and less salt, all without sacrificing taste. This book was a gift from a friend and I had never heard of this duo before, but apparently they are on TV and have had their recipes in magazines. Healthy living is a priority for everyone, but this book also includes many recipes for diabetic, gluten-free, and vegetarian diets.

And the recipe and table of contents names will keep you chuckling and make you eager for someone to ask for the recipe or say, “what is this called?”

Become a Beleafer (salads)
Ladle Gaga (soups)
House of Carbs (cakes, puddings, pies)
Satayday Night Fever (scrumptious chicken satay with peanut dipping sauce)
Broccoli Mountain High (crunchy and creamy broccoli coleslaw with turkey bacon)
Salmon and Garfunkel (creamy salmon and corn chowder with dill)
Quiche Me, You Fool! (crustless roasted pepper and potato quiche)
Worth Every Penne (whole wheat penne noodles with chicken, bacon, vegetables and pesto sauce)
Tuna Turner (grilled tuna steaks with a tropical fruit marinade)
Life in the Fast Loin (skillet pork loin chops drizzled with apricot-mustard sauce)
Honey, I Shrunk My Thighs (honey-garlic marinated chicken thighs)
A Bran New World (scrumptious bran muffins with sweet potato and currants)

Alright, alright, enough already….. 🙂 If you happen to be one of my children reading this, don’t buy it…you might find it under the tree at Christmas… recipes complete with “Mommy” jokes, what could be better?

3 responses to “‘The Looneyspoons Collection’ by Janet and Greta Podleski

  1. Couples In Step

    Nutrition advice, information, and research is changing almost daily it seems. Makes it challenging to keep up. And it makes me wonder if a recipe book written even as recently as 4 years ago is still current? Sigh.

    • It’s true, I just found out skimmed milk may not actually be better for you than whole milk because when they take the fat out, they actually add milk powder and sugar to make it taste good again, same goes for yogourt. Who knew? I don’t know about old cookbooks though, I’m still using More With Less! 🙂

  2. I heartily support this repost…best cookbook ever!! My mother always discovers the best 🙂

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