Saturday, May 1, 2021

Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Healthy Options Cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter {Book Review}

**I received a complimentary sample of this cookbook from the publisher via Netgalley for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

Loaded with dozens of Amish recipes for the health conscious.
New, from New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter, is valuable cookbook that offers healthy recipe options.
Everyone wants to feel healthy, right? Food can be one of our best medicines, and many Amish are known for seeking ways for health to begin in the kitchen. Brand new, from New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter, is a helpful cookbook from Amish and Mennonite cooks who offer healthy recipe options. Over 200 recipes are divided into traditional categories from main dishes and sides to desserts and snacks with labels for gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, etc. Also included are health tips and remedies. Encased in a lay-flat binding and presented in full color, home cooks of all ages will be eager to add this cookbook to their collections.

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written more than 100 books translated in four languages. With over 11 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nation's most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.

Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at

If you enjoy Amish fiction, chances are you are pretty familiar with Wanda E. Brunstetter. Her fictional Amish tales are absolutely fantastic. You may also be aware that in addition to her fictional books, she also has several Amish cookbooks available as well. And let me just say, they are every bit as fantastic as well. There is just something about Amish cooking that brings to mind family and comfort. What it may not typically bring to mind is health food. But who says it can't? 

In this newest cookbook, that is just what we get. Whether you are gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, etc it can limit your choices no matter what style of cooking you are interested in. This fun cookbook offers a variety of Amish that fit into these categories and more. While I only received a small sample of the 200 included recipes, I am absolutely loving what I am seeing so far--- everything from delicious breakfasts and breads, entrees and desserts too! I cannot wait to see the rest of them. 

In addition to the recipes, I enjoyed the health information about various foods that were included. There were also scriptures throughout that really helped to set it apart. If you love Amish cooking but want to or need to eat healthier, this is one cookbook you'll want to add to your collection. 



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