Think you have to spend hours in the kitchen to prepare healthy, delicious meals inspired by the unique flavors of the Gulf Coast? Think again! Holly Clegg is spicing things up with an exciting collection of recipes indigenous to the Gulf Coast region. In her new cookbook trim&Terrific™ Gulf Coast Favorites (Holly Clegg Publications, September 2008; soft cover/ $24.95; ISBN: 978-0-9815640-05), Clegg presents over 250 easy, everyday, mouth-watering recipes that celebrate the abundance of fresh seafood and local ingredients that define the cuisine of the Gulf Coast. As you flip through the pages, you will see interesting facts about the importance of America’s WETLAND and the Gulf Coast region to America. This is a must have for everyday cooks looking to “jazz things up” in the kitchen. Inside readers will find spectacular recipes for creating regional specialties and familiar favorites such as:
- Spicy Fish with Shrimp Corn Sauté
- Blackened Chicken Fingers
- Grillades and Cheese Grits
- Crab Nachos
- Sweet Potato, Orange and Cranberry Muffins
- Easy Red Velvet Cake.
In keeping with Clegg’s trim&Terrific™ series, all of the recipes are easy, delicious and healthy. Designed to help busy people get the most out of their meals, this classic cookbook includes gorgeous photographs, suggested menus, pantry tips, nutritional analyses, diabetic exchanges, highlights freezer friendly and vegetarian recipes, suggestions for substitutions, and lots of shortcuts. But that’s not all. PRESERVING AMERICA’S WETLAND In an effort to raise awareness and help stop coastal erosion, Clegg is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every book to the America’s WETLAND Foundation. Clegg also includes photos and information featuring America’s WETLAND, a valuable landscape which is disappearing at an alarming rate. A landmass roughly the size of a football field vanishes along our coast every 50 minutes. Never before have Clegg’s readers had such an opportunity to enjoy scrumptious recipes and make a difference.