If your New Years resolutions involved eating healthier, losing weight, or purchasing more organic products, then you're sure to be interested in Mom-a-licious, a new cookbook out by Chef Domenica Catelli.
This colorful, "magazine style" spiral bound book has glossy pages with bold, beautiful images of nutritious meals (and of Catelli's family and friends enjoying them).
The book begins by helping you "reclaim your pantry" and "face you refrigerator." For example, Catelli tells you to toss canned vegetables, fake fruit snacks, and fake butter spreads, but she tells you to add dark chocolate, organic milk, and fresh herbs. She then goes on to provide breakfast, lunch, dinner, and side dish recipes (many with stunning photos to make your mouth water). Don't let the "weird" ingredients scare you - a little flaxseed, quinoa, and tofu never hurt anyone!
Throughout the book are inspirational phrases from the Mom-a-licious manifesto, a list of 16 virtues for moms to aspire toward, created by Catelli. After you read the manifesto, you might want to nominate a special mom (maybe your mom, sister, cousin, neighbor, best friend) that embodies one or more of the elements of the Mom-a-licious manifesto to be the Mom-a-licious Mom of the Month. Selected moms will be celebrated on the Mom-a-licious site and may receive a prize. It really doesn't take much effort. Just one small paragraph to share your admiration for a mom in your life!
In sum, this cookbook is perfect for people who prefer "more photos, less text" cookbooks and who are on a mission to cook and eat more nutritiously and more organically in 2008. True, the title is a teensy bit corny and some of the ingredients aren't ones that most families have lying around (chickpeas, tahini, chard, and scallions), but it's a spunky little book that encourages good habits and promises a little bit of adventure. And...really...what moms doesn't want to add a little "flavor" into her life?
WIN IT! One lucky mama will win Mom-a-licious: Fresh, Fast Family Food for the Hot Mama in You by Domenica Catelli. To enter, simply leave a comment and your e-mail address on this post prior to Wednesday, Jan. 30, at midnight. The winner will be contacted and announced on Thursday, Jan. 31. * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
* UPDATE * The winner is #37 SJ. Congratulations!
I would love to win this prize cookbook
I always love cookbooks with pictures so you can see if it even looks tastey and also you can go by the pictures of how to place them on the plate. I love the fast recipes for those I am so busy but I need to make a great dinner but I dont have the time.
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Would love to win!
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I collect cookbooks and would love to add this to my colletion.
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Looks great! We've been eliminating fake foods from the house already.
I'm a cookbook fanatic and this looks awesome.
I wanna be a Hot Mama! I need this cookbook if it will make me one!
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I love cookbooks with pictures and this one sounds fantastic to me! I'm more inclined to try a new recipe if I see a picture showing how it is suppose to look when it is done. Thanks for such a useful giveaway.
i could really use this!
This cookbook sounds like just what we need. Away with you, fake foods!
Maybe it would make me want to cook
THanks for the contest
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This sounds like it would have some good ideas! Thanks for the contest.
That's what I'm into right now--eating better to be Mom-a-licious.
I could really use this cookbook! I cook the old-fashioned way, and the family's waistlines show it! I need help to learn the "healthy" way to cook!
I've started using a lot of the foods you mention are in the cookbook because my daughter turned vegetarian and I've learned about lots of new healthier options. This would come in really handy for me!
Actually, the resolutions you listed are exactly what I have resolved for myself this year. You hit the nail on the head (so to speak). This is a great giveaway. Thanks for the entry.
I am always looking for new recipes. Thanks for another fun contest!
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I love new cookbooks. Please enter me. Thanks.
This sounds like just what I've been looking for.
I could use this book.
A little tofu never hurt anyone.
This cookbook looks wonderful and unique. Pleae enter me. Thanks.
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Trying to eat healthier, but not a lot of time to cook - this sounds perfect! [email protected]
This sounds great!
I need a new cookbook!
tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com
I like cookbooks!
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Would be great to add to my cookbook collection!
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I'm always up for new cooking ideas...this looks like a good one.
I definitely want to eat healthier and feed my family healthier meals. This cookbook looks like it could help me achieve that. [email protected]
Thank you for having this! I would love to win.
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I am always looking for new easy yummy recipes
this book sounds great
Sounds like a great cookbook. Thanks!!
love to own this
We all love new recipes in this family, even my daughter is a foodie.
I would love this!
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We all need to eat healthier.
Ahhh, she sounds like a kindred spirit! This book would be well loved in my household for sure!
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I love cookbooks. This was sounds very nice and healthy.
This book seems to fit in perfect;y with our new family goals. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Thank you! :-)
Please add me, I love cooking
Wow, were you reading my mind? This sounds awesome! Thanks for the sweeps!
I would love to win this prize.
I definately want to read this!
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I don't even know what quinoa is but if you tell me how to cook it I will happily try it! I promise. :-)
After 6 yrs of marriage and 2 kids, its time for me to FINALLY learn how to cook! This looks like a great start!
dansan826 at yahoo.com
Looks like a great and fun to read book. Thank you for the giveaway.Love what sh said about getting rid of all the unhealthy stuff in your cabinets and fridge...and starting out right with organics and good for you foods!
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I would love something new to spice up my kitchen.
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I am always looking for healthy new recipes.
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Count me in please.
It's the perfect time of year for this. Bring it on.
Oooh, I just started Weight Watchers in a quest to lose 160 (yes, you read that right) pounds, and this would help a great deal in my overall Health Improvement Initiative!
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Enter me please.
I received Deceptively Delicious for Christmas and I love it, but this book would help take me to the next level!
It sounds fantastic to me! My family is afraid of tofu, but I'd be willing to give it another shot without them knowing it.
Please enter me!
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This cookbook sounds marvelous. I am so trying to "go organic" and be a bit more adventurous with my cooking. Thanks.
Please enter me for this great book
We have 2 sets of twinsunder 4yrs,&a 14yr old.I just signed up for a CSA @ a local farm,which I'll work a few hours a week to work off.SO since I'm home now $ is tight,& this cook book will help make our meals exciting & use our new veggies.Helping us stay on the green path.Love your blog,thanks for the info.
I need this book! :)
This sounds perfect for me. I've never been a good cook, but I can follow a recipe. I want to learn to feed my family well. I've given enough money to the Golden Arches.
I like to try new things.
a new cookbook would be great
any mom can benefit from this!
Sounds so great! I am abolutely intrigued and would LOVE to try it! Please enter me!
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Enter me, please.
I collect cookbooks & this would be great to add to my collection!!
This book sounds like it has some great ideas. Please enter me and thanks for the giveaway.
I love cookbooks with pictures. I only buy (or checkout from the library) cookbooks that have a good ratio of pictures to recipes. I'd love to win this cookbook. Thanks!
Dinner is getting boring, we need something different to make eating more enjoyable, your just what we need.
Sounds great! :)
This is cool.
What a great cookbook, I find I will try a new recipe faster if I see a picture of how it is suppose to look when it is done. This cookbook would do that for me!
anyway to add a little difference to dinner would be great
the book sounds awesome! i could use all the help i can get :)
Sounds great! I'm working towards losing 54 lbs!
I need so new ideas for dinner :)
Love new cookbooks! [email protected]
Since I am not so mom-a-licious I could really use this :)!
This book sounds so fantastic, and I'm always searching for good family-friendly recipes to feed my girls!
I collect cookbooks! This would be a great addition!
I love cookbooks that have more pictures than just a tiny one every couple of recipes
yes, my repetoire needs help!!
This cookbook sounds like the kick in the pants I need! I think I'm gonna have to buy it if I don't win it...
My husband does most of the cooking but this sounds like something I could use!
Oh this sounds perfect; this is definitely going on my "wish" list.
And may I just say, ALL cookbooks should be spiral bound! :)
Always looking for ways to cook healthier for my family--this sounds great!
This sounds like what I need - exactly. I've been doing everything to stay focused and on track with my goals for 2008 to lose weight and eat more organic! I'd love to win this!
Certainly could use the ideas!
Sounds like another great read!!!
Sounds like a great book!
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Sounds lovely! Count me in! [email protected]
This sounds great! Thanks!
OOO I love trying new and exciting recipes!
Oh man do i need this.. if my butt gets any bigger someone is going to have to install a shock collar on me so I can finally get motivated to start walking/whatever again!
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This sounds so perfect...my hubby and I are very overweight, due to pregnancy and just poor eating habits (very poor) our new years resolution was to begin eating healthy...and we don't know how!! To much time eating all the southern fried foods has made us fat and spoiled!!!
I suppose I really am going to have to learn how to cook someday... this could be a good place to start!
I'm a sucker for new recipes. Count me in.
Adding dark chocolate= she soudns like my kind of cook! [email protected]
I need all the help I can get!
you have the best giveaways!
mom2maria at hotmail dot com
I'm always looking for new fun recipes, and this book looks great!
I am always looking for new recipes. This book sounds great!
This is just what I need!
This might actually get me excited about cooking! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. I'm new to this, so it's always nice to get encouragement. I love the topics that you cover on yours!
Well, I need some more flavor!
Sounds like a great cookbook - I'm always up for more inspiration in the kitchen! :)
Wow! This looks really neat.
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very interesting! i would love to check this out!!
Looks just up my alley!!! Thanks for the entry!!
Hi, Thanks so much for another wonderful giveaway contest. It sure is fun to try and win~ Please enter me in your contest. My husband is the cook in our family and he is trying very hard to loose weight. Thanks,Cindi
This sounds just great. You have had some really good giveaways this week.
thanks for the entry
Sounds like my kind of cookbook! I love photos in cookbooks & the only one of your "odd" ingredients that I don't have on hand is chard, but I'm planning on adding that to my garden this year.
I can't wait to see the book. I'm especially glad that it has photos- always helpful as you're trying to decide what to make. Thanks for the mom-friendly recipes.
Wow! Sounds great! I love to cook!
I really am trying to cook better for my family, this sounds great!
We could use some new ideas in the kitchen, for sure...
Enter me please!
I love cookbooks! Please enter me for this one!
This book looks great, I hope I win!
Me too! I'd love to add a little flavor to things around here :)
This sounds like just the thing! I'm all for great, appetizing pictures...that's totally how I decide to try a new recipe or not.