The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook

The Mediterranean Diet

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The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook

The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 500 Wholesome Recipes for Healthy Eating and Weight Loss is authored by Michelle Moreno. This is a huge collection of recipes. All categories are covered for a complete diet.

The author covers an introduction to the Mediterranean Diet and what you should eat. There are charts to also show the reader things that can be eaten moderately and also things to avoid in the diet.

The Top 10 Tips for succeeding on the diet are helpful. Starting a diet is a big challenge and the author gives wise advice. I especially like the second tip: Make the Changes Gradual. Often, a new dieter will fail because they go all in and it’s too much of an adjustment.

The Chapter Categories include:

  • Breakfast Recipes
  • Antipasti and Tapas
  • Soups
  • Salads
  • Rice and Grains
  • Beans
  • Vegetables
  • Fish and Seafood
  • Poultry and Meat
  • Bread and Pizzas
  • Desserts

I’m impressed with the delicious looking recipes! The Mediterranean Diet seems like the best one to follow. It is flexible and offers a diet without leaving out entire food groups. This diet focuses on vegetables as the largest portion of each meal. The recipes all appeared to be low-to-moderate in difficulty to cook.

This type of diet is what my doctor has recommended for me. It is great for overall health, weight control, and heart health. I’ll be enjoying many of these recipes. I think you would enjoy them, too.

The 139-page book is available on Kindle and Paperback. I reviewed the Kindle format.

@2020, copyright Lisa Ehrman

When The World Stays Inside

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When The World Stays Inside is an ode to 2020. This cute children’s book is written by Mikey Woz and illustrated by Sara Panchaud. The lyrical text is similar to Dr Seuss books.

The cartoon-type characters show all the things that have happened as families have stayed indoors during the 2020 pandemic.

This book shows the positive things to be gained instead of the negative outlooks of children and parents. There is one page after another of fun things that children and families can do when they have to stay inside.

The 18-page book has modern color combinations in the artwork and there is so much action and joy in the illustrations! Children will certainly get lost in all the colors and smiles. They even devote a page to my favorite: quarantine haircuts.

As we’ve all learned during the quarantine, the memories made during these trying times will long endure. We will remember the good things and the good times spent with family.

The book can be read on Kindle or in paperback. This timely book is sure to please and I recommend it.

@2020, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Seeds And Trees

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Seeds and Trees is written by author Brandon Walden. The book was published in 2013 and has 20 pages. The author describes this book as his story. The children’s book is about the power of words, and is appropriate for ages 6-12.

Children will understand how words can help or hurt. The book is about a young prince who receives (kind words) green seeds and (hurtful words) dark seeds.

He goes out and plants each seed that he receives. Of course, the green seeds produce beautiful green trees with delicious fruit. The dark seeds grow dark trees with thorns and thistles.

The young prince is lucky to have a great friend. She visits him often. One day she brings a saw and other tools. She shows the young prince how to get rid of the dark trees, uprooting every part.

The book makes a good point that can be explained to children, about the power of our words. This is a good lesson.

The artwork is very magical and beautiful. Children will enjoy the story as much as I did.

@2020, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Follow The Dawn

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Follow the Dawn

Follow The Dawn by Rachelle Rea Cobb was published in 2020. This is a work of historical fiction, and set in the time of the summer of 1566. One of the main characters is Tudder who captained a ship fighting in the Dutch Revolution.

The battles between the Protestants and Catholics is not the theme of the story, but is definitely a sub-theme running through the book. This group of characters were Protestants who followed Luther’s teachings of the Reformation. Their faith in God becomes more and more obvious as the book progresses.

The main character, Lady Anna Emory, is the daughter of a powerful Catholic. Her father is unloving and abusive. Anna is a fearful and painfully shy young lady. Just as her sister, she escaped her father’s grasp. They had both been promised to older Catholic men, who fit into their father’s plan.

The book’s chapters alternate between Anna’s voice and Tudder’s. The book contains many of the phrases and terms that would have been common in 1566. The language is beautiful and not a fluffy, easy read. Although the book is a Young Adult choice, I enjoyed reading it (even if I did guess the plot’s direction).

It’s a story of redemption, love, and grace. It is a romance book, but totally wholesome and fine for a young person to read. It’s not overtly religious, but makes it clear how the characters turned to God for the needs in their lives. It also demonstrated how a group of believers can support each other when they are in a time of political sensitivity.

I highly recommend the book, and am now an admirer of the author.

@2020, copyright Lisa Ehrman


Overcomer Review

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Overcomer by Dr David Jeremiah is a book for Christians. The sub-title is: 8 Ways to Live a Life of Unstoppable Strength, Unmovable Faith, and Unbelievable Power. This is first book that I have read by Dr David Jeremiah, who is a Best-selling author.

The book has 202 pages and 10 chapters. The book is written in a conversational style and is fairly easy to read. And, the author is writing to Christians who are teens or adults.

The book can be purchased as: hardback, paperback, Kindle, and audio. There is a DVD course and a workbook available, too.

Book Description

The term Overcomer is described in Chapter 1, with a biblical focus. The ten chapters describe things that a Christian will want to overcome. Ephesians 6: 10-18 is the Scripture reference he uses to describe what can be overcome.

The “eight strategies he shares will help the reader overcome life’s challenges:

  • How to overcome weakness with strength
  • How to overcome falsehood with truth
  • How to overcome evil with good
  • How to overcome anxiety with peace
  • How to overcome fear with faith
  • How to overcome confusion with wisdom
  • How to overcome temptation with Scripture
  • How to overcome everything with prayer”
Overcomer Review

Because God is good to us, He gives us a way to deal with everything that we’ll face in life. The chapters do provide the strategies to the above statements.

There are so many stories to help the reader understand the concepts that the author is teaching. There is a new story or example on each page. In fact, the pages in the back of the book (Notes) is 14 pages long!

Personal Opinion

Personally, I prefer many less stories and examples. If you like stories and examples, you’ll love this book. I found the numerous stories to be distracting and caused me to get lost as to what is the point. But, many readers may prefer this style of writing.

The book appeared to follow the Bible well and used the Scripture in a true sense. The Bible certainly teaches Christians how to become an overcomer in this world.

@2020, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Never Let A Unicorn Scribble


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Diane Alber wrote and illustrated this adorable book for children. The story is about a little girl and her unicorn. The little girl had heard that you should never let a unicorn scribble.

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Her curiosity got the best of her and she gave the unicorn a crayon, which he quickly ate. After eating more of a crayon, the little girl attached crayons to the unicorn’s horn. His artistic creation sprayed all over the room, to her delight.

When her mother came, she worried about the mess. When she stepped back into the room with her mother the beautiful artwork was on her easel. Her imagination had run wild and she had painted the beautiful piece herself.

This is a sweet story about children using their imaginations. The illustrations are very colorful, bright, and imaginative. I can see why this is a best-selling book for children. The book is recommended for ages 3-7.

@2020, copyright Lisa Ehrman