Dee’s Mighty Cookbook promotes an approach to eating that is free of processed foods.
Author Dee McCaffrey heads up the Center for Processed Free Living – a non-profit group that recommends minimizing or eliminating processed foods from our diets.
I read through a copy of the Cookbook and even tried out a few recipes.The small self-published small cookbook begins with the story of Dee McCaffrey’s weight loss. It is a touching story that covers over 20 years (includes over a decade of maintaining her weight).
McCaffrey goes on to discuss a selection of ingredients such as Stevia, Flax seed oil, and oat bran. The book then launches into a collection of around 100 or so recipes.
McCaffrey’s focus is holistic nutrition – not calories or macronutrients. .Each recipe in the book uses only whole foods and covers a range of items such as breakfasts, desserts, snacks, meat-based meals, vegetarian dishes, and snacks.
The Real Test
Instead of a small blurb about this book – we decided to actually try out a recipe or two. We chose to make “Dee’s Mighty Muffins”. It’s ironic because just a few days ago I spat out something that I had brought from a coffee shop.
It resembled a muffin – but it was actually a gelatinous gob of dough that they had the audacity to call a blueberry muffin. Yes — we all have our vices…
Dee’s muffins are made without vegetable oils or butter, sugar, or flour. As a sweetener raw unfiltered honey is used, along with Stevia.
As we were making these my wife commented “what are you going to write if these taste awful?”. I replied that I would be as diplomatic as possible.
Fortunately for us all – these muffins were lovely – beautiful flavor and texture.
In fact this unassuming little cookbook has been one of the few review books that has not been immediately consigned to the bookcase.
If you have an interest in flour-less and sugarless living then go check it out.