Sometimes I'll pick up a cookbook and fall in love with it because the cooking style is so similar to mine that I can't help turn to it time and time again. Other times I'll pick one up and it fails to inspire me to open it more than once or twice because the recipes are nearly identical to my own. Unfortunately Eating in the Middle by Andie Mitchell falls into the later category. For me there isn't much new or inspiring about it, but does that make it a bad book? No, not at all—it's just means I'm not quite the target audience.
Those of you who are new to cooking healthy meals or are fans of Andie's memoir It Was Me All Along which chronicles her struggle with an eating disorder and childhood obesity will find this book very relatable. It further details some of the struggles she faced during her weight loss journey and is packed full of simple, easy to prepare dishes. Although, if you've already progressed past beginning kitchen techniques, you may find some of the recipes old-hat. More advanced cooks may want to consider flipping through the book at the library or bookstore before purchasing it.
Even though this book wasn't quite for me there are some great recipes I've enjoyed trying out. The Blood Orange Mint Salsa and Bagel & Lox Salad were my personal favorites and are something that I'll likely keep in our regular rotation of healthy options.
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This book was sent to me for review by Clarkson Potter through the Blogging for Books program. As always, all opinions are my own.