I grew up in the deep south and it’s no secret that Southern food is notoriously unhealthy. Fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, homemade biscuits. We even fry our vegetables—really, there is no vegetable dish than can compare to a hot, deep fried okra. Some of my favorite southern recipes come from Trisha Yearwood. They are definitely not healthy but they are delicious.
Overall, the book included a wide variety of truly southern foods. Although we southerners have our share of indulgent foods (Pig Pickin’ Cake, anyone?) Virginia proves that it is possible to eat healthy while not giving up southern flavor and flair.
Today I gave the Banana-Blueberry Muffins a try. The recipe was easy, featured all natural ingredients and was low in sugar. The muffins were huge with just enough sweetness. I have a few other recipes on my list to try soon:
Grilled Potato Salad with Bacon Vinaigreet
Low-Cooked Barbecue Pulled Chicken
Coffee-Braised Pot Roast
Multigrain Pecan Waffles
Claire’s Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies
Yumm-O! I don’t really like to cook but these recipes are easy with simple ingredients that don’t require a trip to the specialty grocery store. I’m looking forward to trying more of Virginia’s recipes in the future. You can find more information about her and some recipes on her blog.