Synopses & Reviews
When beloved author, TV star, and chef Paula Deen was diagnosed with diabetes, she thought it might be a curse, but it turned out to be a blessing
. While food had always played a major part in her life—from offering comfort during the tough early days to making mealtimes special for her family to inspiring her business and professional life—it would now play an even bigger role: as the key to managing her health. By taking charge of her life and making small changes—a little less sugar here, a slight substitution there—she reaped big
results. Paula soon found herself forty pounds slimmer and feeling great, all the while eating the Southern favorites we all love: (oven) fried chicken, lower-fat biscuits, and red velvet cake—lightened up!
Now she’s back with a brand-new cookbook featuring fresh twists on her treasured recipes for anyone who wants to lose weight, control blood sugar, lower high cholesterol, or just serve healthier meals to their families. Filled with 250 lightened-up-but-still-delicious recipes, Paula Deen’s New Testament offers classics like
• Everyone’s Favorite Pimiento Cheese
• New Savannah Gumbo
• The Lady’s New Cheesy Mac
• Beaufort Shrimp Pie
• Nutty Sweet Potato Balls
• All-New Peach Cobbler
And soon-to-be favorites such as
• Crabby Shrimp Dip
• Kale Caesar Salad
• Better-Than-Basic Meat Loaf
• Southwest Chicken Enchiladas
• Baked Coconut Shrimp
• Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cake
But this is no ordinary cookbook. With honesty, insight, and her trademark Southern charm, Paula also shares for the first time her personal story of triumphs over adversity and explains her decision to go public with her diabetes, a disease that affects millions. Whether you’re a longtime fan of Paula’s dishes or looking to incorporate healthier meals into your life, Paula Deen’s New Testament is a friendly, fun guide to having your cake—and eating it, too!
After two of the most challenging years of her life, Paula Deen is back with a new attitude and a new book. Since her diabetes diagnosis, Paula has discovered a host of ways to improve her health through diet, exercise, and a fresh new outlook. Here she shares her personal story of triumph over adversity, of rising up when life gets you down, and, ultimately, of true blessings in disguise. Filled with 250 lightened-up-but-still hearty recipes, Paula Deen’s New Testament features classic dishes reinvented for a healthier lifestyle (from Ham Biscuits to Oven Fried Chicken to Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding), along with an array of brand-new, lighter Southern dishes (including Quick-Brined Pork Chops, Cajun Cornish Game Hens, and Key Lime Chiffon Pie). Written with her intoxicating down-home flair, Paula Deen’s New Testament is the next chapter in cooking delicious Southern classics for a nutritious and balanced lifestyle.
About the Author
is the bestselling author of fourteen books and the Emmy award–winning Food Network television star of Paula’s Home Cooking
and Paula’s Best Dishes
. She is the founder of the beloved The Lady & Sons restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, the co-owner of Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House
as well as other restaurants across the United States. Paula publishes her own popular bimonthly magazine, Cooking with Paula Deen,
and she is a frequent guest on QVC. Her most recent book, Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible,
was a #1 New York Times
Writer Melissa Clark is a food columnist for The New York Times Dining section. She has also collaborated on more than twenty cookbooks, one of which received both a James Beard Award and the Julia Child Cookbook Award in 2000.