Book Review: Good Grief Cooking

Lisa Rubino’s newest cook book,  Good Grief Cooking is anything but the typical cook book. Rubino takes readers through her personal journey with food and provides insight into why she included the recipes that she did. This cook book is meant for the average person with quick and easy recipes that don’t sacrifice on taste and fit into any lifestyle.perf7.500x9.250.indd

Good Grief Cooking begins with humans’ relationship with food all the way back to Adam and Eve. Rubino explains how food is always there for us through good and bad times and discusses the impact it can have on our lives. Every chapter she encourages readers to use food in a positive and healthy way just as she has done.

As Rubino tells readers the ups and downs of her life, she proves that there is no excuse to not cook healthy and delicious food for yourself. If a reader does need encouragement though, Good Grief Cooking is chock-full of it. With Lisa’s “if I can do it, you can do it” attitude and words of inspiration before each list of ingredients, everyone will want to try her fun recipes.

Every chapter has different types of recipes to help with certain feelings such as grief, anxiety, stress, ect.. There’s even a chapter dedicated to those who can help cheer you up the most, your pets! Rubino created dishes that you and your pets can enjoy together. There’s also a chapter dedicated to a trip gone wrong to Cuba, full of new and exciting ways to cook rice and beans. Other chapters have strictly breakfast dishes or just chicken cuisine, but my favorite recipes are the ones for desserts. The dessert chapter is a reward to its readers for getting through life’s struggles and oh boy, what a reward it is!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Rubino’s biographical cook book and look forward to trying more of her mouth watering recipes. No matter how little cooking skills you have or what tastes you have, Good Grief Cooking has something for you. This book will help you through your struggles and encourage you to cook up something great. perf7.500x9.250.indd

If you’ve suffered from a lose that has you feeling hopeless and helpless, then you can’t miss Lisa Rubino sharing her personal journey of victory over grief, one bite at a time.

She’s written Good Grief Cooking for all those who have suffered from a serious lose. Discover how you can regain contentment and joy, by learning to make healthy food choices. Lisa is a real cook for real people, just like you.

Get a taste of Lisa’s unique recipes by joining her at The Lafayette Library, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, Ca. 94549 on September 29th at 6:30 pm.

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