Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My Big Bottom Blessing Review and Giveaway

Good morning! I had the closing shift at the pharmacy last night and am opening today, but I wanted to get a quick post up because there’s a couple of things that I wanted to share with you all. First up is this salad.

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In other words, one of the easiest, tastiest salads ever that I have eaten four times in the last week.

It’s actually a salad that I recreated based on one that I first tried at one of my favorite restaurants, Harrington's.

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At Harrington’s, the salad comes with spinach, goat cheese, strawberries, slivered almonds, (and onions that I omitted), and is served with a sesame vinaigrette. I’ve eaten at Harrington’s twice in the last week and ordered this side salad both times – and both times I said that I must try to recreate it at home.

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I didn’t have slivered almonds or sesame vinaigrette (nor could I find it at the store), but I’ve been enjoying without nuts and with a lite poppy seed dressing instead and it is still delicious. It’s the perfect summer salad and is quick and easy to throw together. I love the flavor of the goat cheese – so good!

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I had this salad yesterday for lunch along with a leftover slice of homemade pizza made on a cornmeal crust.

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Tasty lunch!

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My Big Bottom Blessing Review and Giveaway

The second thing I have to share with you is a book review and giveaway!

I was contacted by Worthy Publishing a couple of months ago (I know I know, took me long enough to get this review up!) and was offered a chance to review My Big Bottom Blessing by Teasi Cannon.

One important thing to note is that this book is definitely a Christian book. If you are not religious or aren’t a Christian, then you probably would not enjoy it. Teasi writes about how her journey to get closer to God allowed her to finally accept her own body and love herself just as she is. I think that she is someone that a lot of us can relate to because so many of us struggle with body image, and her sense of humor and writing style made for an entertaining read.

Teasi writes about her conversations with herself as well as her conversations with God, and it’s interesting to read about how her journey progresses. She often quotes bible verses to help illustrate her points and she includes self reflection questions at the end of every chapter.

Overall, the book was well written and I think that many of you would enjoy reading it – especially if you’re a fan of Operation Beautiful. However, if I had not been sent a copy of this book to review, I’m not sure that I would have picked it out myself to read. While I enjoy reading different books about weight loss, I am generally not as interested in books that focus on body image. That certainly doesn’t mean that I don’t think it’s a good book! Like I said, it is an entertaining and enlightening read and if you are interested in self-image books or are a Christian woman who could use a little positivity in your life, then I’d definitely recommend it.

Worthy Publishing was also kind enough to send me an extra copy to give away to one of you lucky readers! To enter, simply leave a comment telling me about your favorite homemade salad and I’ll pick a random winner on Saturday morning. Good luck!

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