It's finally here! Mary's The After Work Cook

Welcome to Mary's Garden where imagination blooms! I'm so excited my cook book is finally out. These recipes are easy and healthy. Well there are a few for when you indulge. First our quote of the day:
If you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything.
~~Alice Walker

Now a little about the cook book...

Why a cookbook? Let me tell you a short story. A few years ago, I took a trip with friends and family to the Big Apple. We had a wonderful time, saw a Broadway show, Yankee game, and all the other sights. I’m a picture taker and took over 1000 pictures, I’m so not exaggerating.

When I developed my pictures, I put them into a scrapbook. That’s when I had the shock of my life. I didn’t even recognize myself. Who was that heavy person who sort of had my face? I knew I’d been gaining a bit of weight. But it was now, way more than a bit of weight.

After looking at the pictures and getting the shock of my life I promptly called my doctor. I cried on her shoulder and together we came up with a plan. 

It took me a year, but I lost 78 lbs. That was several years ago. I’ve regained some back, but I think it is more that my weight has settled to a healthy level. I still fit in to the clothes I bought after I lost all that weight. I feel great. Once in a while I have to really focus to maintain, but most the time I just do my best to eat smaller portions and only treat myself to high calorie foods on special occasions.

I’m just an everyday working girl who doesn’t have much time to cook who wants to maintain my weight and eat healthy without feeling like I’m on a diet! I’m just an average person, no famous TV or professional Chef. These are my own recipes and some may sound very familiar. They are not complicated, most are very simple.The recipes included in this cookbook allow me to eat what I want. 



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I'm just like you. I have a career, family and I love food! However, I don't have much time to cook. I ant to maintain my weight and eat healthy without feeling like I'm on a diet.

I'm not a famous TV or professional Chef. I'm a home cook and these are my recipes. Some may be familiar to you. It's food we all enjoy. The recipes aren't complicated. So pour a glass of wine and lets make something to eat.

If you would like more recipes, please visit The After Work Cook Blog. On top of my recipes, I have had guests on to share their favorites.

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stanalei said…
Woohoo! Congratulations, Mary!
Diane L said…
I look forward to checking it out
Wish you success with your new endeavors.
Mary said…
Thank you Stanalei and Diane!

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