Good nutrition is our key to a vibrant lifestyle, and is critical for anyone recovering from breast cancer. The 150 recipes in Back in the Swing are specifically created for breast cancer survivors, and open the door to healthy, living. Back in the Swing holds even more to help the survivor on the path to a joyful lifestyle: the book is laced with short essays on how to get back in the swing of life emotionally as well as spiritually. The book was inspired by the Back in the Swing organization created by author Barbara C. Unell, herself a breast cancer survivor who wanted to fill a void that medical science could not fill.
We know a book is playful and happy when the first recipe chapter is about desserts. Ms. Unell means business, and it's happy business. This is followed by chapters for Breakfast, Beverages (oh-so-important), Appetizers and Snacks, Salads and Side Dishes, Soups, Stews, Risottos and More, and concludes with The Main Event. Among the delicious and healthy recipes you will find Citrus Sesame Chicken Salad, Asian Chicken Salad with Fresh Ginger Vinaigrette,Cider-Glazed Turkey Breast with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Aztec Guacamole, Thai Lettuce Cups, Strawberry Agua Fresca, Mushroom and Broccoli Risotto, and Gingersnap-Crusted Pumpkin Pie. Each recipe also includes a complete nutritional analysis
As we've come to expect from Judith Fertig, the recipes are inventive, and easily prepared. The act of cooking them, knowing that you are making yourself healthy as well as satisfying your palate, is joyful in itself. The author provides a list of key foods to stock a healthy kitchen and maximize well-being. Since this book is about life and living, the author has included sections offering The New Horizons in Prevention, Resources, Metric Conversions and Equivalents, and Menu Planning Ideas. Ms. Unell wants you to live fully and happily.
There are color photos throughout by the talented Sara Remington.