Stepf, if you don’t know her, is the editor at SparkPeople. I’ve known her since she wrote the food blog for the Enquirer back in 2007, and we’ve stayed in touch while she’s written cookbooks and generally rocked out at SparkPeople. If you aren’t familiar with SparkPeople, it’s the biggest weight loss website in the country, and they take a healthy approach: moderation, tracking, accountability. I’ve used it in the past to lose 30 pounds, and I’m using it again (I’ve already shed 15 since the first of the year!). It’s based here in Cincinnati.
Stepf and I spent a good portion of the summer in my kitchen, with Meg Galvin and Becky Hand cooking and Catherine from Photo Kitchen and the whole team from Plum Street shooting. If you’ve seen any of the Spark Coach videos, that’s my kitchen. I mainly stayed out of the way, honestly, but it was fun to have delicious food smells floating up to my office (and making sure the cats didn’t cause a ruckus during filming).
The videos have been out for a while, but the book just came out a couple of weeks ago, and it’s great. Even if you don’t want to lose weight, or have your own method for doing so, the recipes are fantastic– I can attest that the fish tacos are fabulous, and the photography is beautiful as well.
I preordered a copy, and the lovely Stepf sent me one as well. I don’t need two, so you can win a copy! Lucky you.
Just comment here and mention your favorite healthy recipe, and I’ll pick a random name to win on Tuesday at noon. Sound good?
(Open to residents of the US 18 years of age or older. The winner will be chosen via Random.org.)