Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Review: Squeaky Gourmet (and a Giveaway) {CLOSED}

Fifteen years ago I met an amazing woman during the most trying period of my life. We both lost a son within a few months of each other and found ourselves on the same online pregnancy loss support board. Through the years, we have watched each other grow and change and do things in our respective lives that I'm sure we never dreamed we would do before our losses. One thing Maureen "Moe" Jeanson did was to transform her personal fitness.

I am an emotional eater. Following my loss, I gained and gained and gained. I wasn't just overweight. I was fat. A year later, I was tired of it and found a diet I could live with. It worked and I lost 46 pounds. But it wasn't a life change. I then got pregnant with my youngest and the pounds piled on again. And this time they stayed. I couldn't get back into the diet once my baby was born. We've all heard diets don't work. And I can tell you it is true.

Sweet Potato Fries with Applesauce Dip
Co-author, Jamie Wilson, was a client of Moe's and created these super yummy recipes. But Squeaky Gourmet is more than just a cookbook. It is full of super ideas and time-saving tips in a process she calls 'cooking efficiently.' It's a great way to plan your leftovers for quick and easy meals throughout the week. NO excuses for not eating healthy!!

I have never heard the term "foodie evangelist" but this is exactly what Moe is. I thought I understood the ins-and-outs of real food eating but she taught me a thing or two. Moe writes in a style that makes you feel like she's right there talking to you. And that's what I need. A guide, a cheerleader, a friend - encouraging me to do better for me and my family.

Peek inside the book or just go search her website for many a tasty recipe! The book splits the recipes up into categories and even gives a nutritional value pie chart - for this visual gal, it is quite a help! 

What the fudge
In my own struggle with whether or not to go gluten free, Squeaky Gourmet (and my own personal cheerleader, Moe) have given me hope! Read her blog, people. She will cheer you on too!!

Cranberry Cherry Granola

Squeaky Gourmet is available on her website (with free shipping!) or on Amazon.com.

OK are you ready for some fun? It's my first giveaway! Moe sent me an extra copy to give away to y'all!

Here is what you have to do: leave a comment telling me why you would like to receive this book or how you think it would help you. That's it!

One entry per person. The giveaway closes Monday night, June 13 at 11:59PM. Winner will be selected by Random.org and announced on Tuesday, June 14!


  1. I have this cookbook and it is awesome!!

  2. Dawn _ I would love to win this, As I need to improve my diet as well as that of my family . I also could use some time and money saving tips!

  3. This looks like a great book and with Tim being gluten free it looks like a wonderful resource for things we would ALL enjoy!

  4. I would LOVE to win this book!With a Big family of 6 I'm always looking for time efficient recipes and ways to use leftovers that won't have my kids whining.I am a whole food lover at heart but I have neglected my health some since having my 4th.. which shouldn't be an excuse because he is 3 now.. not exactly a baby anymore.So I am in full swing and looking for new ideas and recipes that will make my body and family healthy :)

  5. I'm back to try again :) I'd love to win this as we're trying to eat better and I suspect that my children have food allergies although we haven't pursued testing as the drs. pooh pooh us in that regards. Having type 2 diabetes and 2 out of 3 children being in pre-diabetes any help I can get in healthy foods and making leftovers fun would be a wonderful thing!

    SeekingHim at gmail dot com

  6. Enter me! Looks like some neat ideas that our whole family could enjoy with one of us on a gluten-free diet!

  7. I was thinking I should win, but Sarah beats me hands down. :)

  8. I'm always looking for healthy recipes for the family. And, I hear you on losing that weight. I've made progress, but hit a brick wall lately.

  9. OH, I would love to win this for a friend who is going through some challenging times~

  10. Pick me! Pick me! We are in serious need of revamping our diet. I think DS may have (at least) a gluten sensitivity. I'm wanting to study how it relates to behavior too.

  11. I'd love to win! I've let my healthy eating slide quite a bit. It is time to get back at it!

  12. I'm a huge (pun intended) emotional eater and could use any help I could get!

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