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BRENNRENN
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10/13/12 4:42 P

The cookbook sounds like the one to own! I am going to try and find it at my library first. Sounds like I should just hurry and order it. I need to cook healthier, I know that now. My eating habits have gotten out of control again. emoticon



ORODEO73
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10/11/12 12:36 P

No, but I really want one!



1GROVES2
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10/8/12 10:33 A

To the person that bought the Kindle version...go to " help" and ask there.Someone should be able to answer from there.



DGEOGHEGAN
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10/5/12 11:38 A

Got mine this weekend. Very excited.



CRYSALLIS1
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9/27/12 8:11 A

I don't remember but I'm thinking.



SHELLYG2012
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9/27/12 7:01 A

Hi - wondering if one of you can help. I've just bought this Cookbook electronically via Amazon Kindle. It says to enter the code on page 467 of the book to get my Spark Points. But there is no page 467 in the Kindle version of the book? Anyone have any ideas what I do?



HILLHANNA16
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2/29/12 3:14 P

Can I buy the spark people book in any store or do I have to buy it online? I am excited to get this book, but don't want to wait to have it shipped. If I had just ordered it online, I probably would have had it by now! :)



LOULAR68
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2/29/12 3:11 P

I bought my SparkPeople Cookbook today from Barnes and Nobles website and am very excited about it. I did download the book and went through the Sparkpeople sites to do it, my problem is, I didn't receive any spark points for it...any ideas???



CRYSALLIS1
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2/28/12 10:07 P

Yeah, happy cooking!



OHMYGOD49
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2/28/12 6:24 P

Hoo Ray!!!!!!!!!!! My Sparkpeople Cookbook is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



OHMYGOD49
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2/23/12 11:35 P

Just ordered my Sparkpeople cookbook from Barnes and Noble online, so I could use my Christmas gift card. It should be here soon and I can get my bonus points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not to mention lose weight making healthy meals!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll skip the fish chapter!!!!!!!!!!
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CRYSALLIS1
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2/23/12 10:48 A

Wishing you a speedy delivery and a great healthy lifestyle journey!



SHEINKIN
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2/23/12 4:22 A

Thank you very much for you answer Crysallis !
I ve just ordered the cookbook, it should be mine in a about a week. I can t wait !



CRYSALLIS1
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2/22/12 10:56 P

I read some of my Spark cookbook tonight on my computer. I downloaded the free Amazon Kindle app. My Kindle does not have color so I liked reading it better there. Seems to be part motiviational book plus part recipe book. The ingredietns seem pretty simple and you should be able to locate them in about any country. Many quick easy recipies.It's not so simple of a cookbook that I would have came up with the recipies on my own. Seems to be a keeper. emoticon emoticon



JANWHOSOEVER
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2/22/12 3:05 P

haven't bought it yet, but thinking about it.



KAICOR10
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2/22/12 9:34 A

I bought the spark cookbook on my kindle last week but havent checked it out yet. these posts have me excited to start though!



CRYSALLIS1
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2/22/12 9:11 A

I still need to read mine on the Kindle. I'm finding it not so easy to just browse through on that format. I'll let you know. I plan to read it in the next few days. I like what I seen so far.



SHEINKIN
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2/22/12 5:06 A

I don t wanna open a new thread so I ll just ask on this one.
Are the ingredients requires for the recipes normal ingredients that can be found everywhere ? because I don t live in the US and the supermarkets here don t carry the same brands. I don't wanna find myself buying the cookbook and not being able to use it.

Thanks !



LIZAMURRAY
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2/19/12 2:03 P

no



LIZMURRAY
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2/19/12 6:08 A

no



SWEETPEA7135
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2/18/12 5:08 A

not yet!



PUSSCAT60
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2/15/12 5:53 A

I got mine and have had a cooking frenzy. I love the slow cooker veggie curry and make a double batch for the freezer, experimenting with beans/lentils as well as chick peas. The carrots with cumin is yummy too - we get through a lot of carrots in our house and the cumin makes a nice change.



CRYSALLIS1
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2/14/12 11:02 P

My goal is to read my Kindle one this week and start using it!



SUNSHINESKY1
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2/14/12 1:02 A

I am waiting for mine to come in the mail. I ordered it last week and am looking forward to using it:)



BFMONICA
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2/13/12 9:24 P

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IVIRAE78
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2/11/12 10:19 A

Got the Kindle Edition of the Cook Book.... already making a grocery list!

Got it at a good time too... mom's got high-blood pressure and needs some changes in her diet (as I've been saying for a while)....

So excited to try new recipes!!!



MEMACOLE
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1/26/12 12:15 A

Yes, I bought it for myself at christmas and I really enjoy it. emoticon



LMSTONE
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1/16/12 4:17 A

Not yet just found Out about it. I am a cookbook collector :0) I love them for relaxing reading



AHEATH82
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1/14/12 8:24 A

I am new to Sparks so I'm not familiar with this cook book. How much does it cost? Is it expensive to buy the ingredients needed to make the recipes? Feedback requested please.......
thank you,
Angie



FIRECOM
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1/13/12 5:24 P

I mosr certainly did and I am really enjoying reading it and sharing ideas with family and friends



HHB4181
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1/10/12 7:53 P

Yes, bought it new year's day. Got it at Barnes & Noble and it was 20% off. I'm on chapter 2.



SANGUINENOCTURN
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1/10/12 6:01 P

Waiting on mine, bought it on kindle, when i have spare money I'll buy the hardcover. Cant get this in New Zealand and will cost $40 from amazon UK for the book and shipping :)



FLYSHOPGIRL
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1/10/12 12:29 A

YES!! And everything in it so far is AWESOME!

I love to cook--LOVE it--and I'm pretty good at it. But one of the things I struggle with is a) preparing myself to cook meals throughout the week (aka meal planning) and b) knowing what to serve with what to make a real "healthy" meal. This book is making it easier for me to learn both of these things, in part by the way it is laid out and put together, but also in the notes found throughout and appendices at the back.

I've made several of the recipes in the past couple weeks and absolutely love all of them. Even the tuna noodle casserole, which when I shared the recipe with my mother caused her to say "That is NOT tuna casserole!" Tell you what though--might not have been the same recipe I grew up with but it sure did taste just as good.

The only thing I struggled with was the Pad Thai--buggered up the tofu. (Tasted fine just looked awful because I messed up the tofu and it fell apart before it hit the pan) There are tips in there, but some things are just trial and error. The recipes are easy and I can already remember a few without looking because they're THAT simple.

And it's stuff that human beings eat. I don't have to go to Whole Paycheck and ask the food gurus there what ingredients are, only to find that they are only found in the Sumatran plains during the second week in April--it's real food for real people. If I was cooking for more than just me, I know that everyone would be pretty happy with any meal I put together and it would be easy for me to use shortcuts (frozen vs. fresh veg, for example) to make things easier on me as the chef! That's the downside of a lot of the Rachael Ray recipes (my other obsession!) or other Food Network peeps--the ingredients and prep isn't simple. It's stuff that doesn't exist locally (well my local anyway) and isn't easy to prepare. I'm making four different dishes and finally having everything get done at the same time without a lot of screwing things up or burning things or having stuff under/over done! I've yet to have a recipe come out bad!

I am recommending this to *everyone.* Not because I'm a big SP person--I'm still learning too--but rather because it's something that I am finding really useful considering I don't have a big background in cooking. Cooking for one every night is a whole other animal compared to feeding a family--and this is helping me learn to do the latter (and get leftovers out of the deal!) while making the former easy. I'm all about easy. I'm a teacher who works WAY too many hours and really just wants to come home and nuke something in a box--but I like this a LOT more than anything out of a box. :)



SPARKLING4GOD
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1/9/12 1:47 A

I have so many diet cookbooks...what makes this one worth buying?



NIGHTOWL87
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1/8/12 10:06 P

Not yet :D but it's on my to-do list. We're in the process of moving and I don't even know where to begin to organize everything. Have you tried any of the recipes?



CRYSALLIS1
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1/8/12 8:15 P

Didn't order mine yet. Trying to decrease what I own. Thought about ordering one for my Kindle but I wonder how user friendly it would be from there? What to do?



ABMW2009
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12/25/11 1:00 P

I ordered it!!!! Will hopefully come very soon :)



SAROONA2
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12/21/11 12:58 P

Hi LEATU5!
it's not only a cookbook, it's an educational eye opening book, the recipes are simple and easy to make but are full of flavor and variety, i think it is made that way to make it easy for everybody to enjoy healthy cooking including the ones who are not experts in cooking.. i already know how to cook and i totally enjoyed every single meal i tried including the snacks and sauces! ;)

give it a shot and judge by your self. emoticon



SABAAH
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12/19/11 3:50 P

YES!!!!
I found it at my library first. I took the book out 3x before finally buying my own copy. It and my Zumba Fitness2 game were the only things I wanted for Christmas, so I got them for myself last week. I've been using both ever since and enjoying every minute of it.

I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! I'll be preparing several recipes for my sister and bro-in-law for Xmas dinner this weekend. emoticon



RUTHDEN1
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12/16/11 9:15 P

Yes and I really enjoy it!!!!!!!



BFMONICA
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12/15/11 1:00 A

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LAETU5
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12/14/11 1:17 P

I read some reviews on Amazon saying that the cookbook is basic and not for someone that already knows how to cook.

Has anyone felt that way about it?

I haven't gotten a chance to try to find it in a bookstore to thumb through yet.



KIPPER15
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12/3/11 11:09 P

I just got my cookbook. Can't wait to get started reading and cooking.



NEWFREEDOM7
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11/22/11 11:44 P

Yep I did and I just love it!! I've tried about 10 recipes so far and so far so good. I also really like the educational aspect of it. Great job Chef Meg!!



SAROONA2
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11/21/11 5:31 A

yesterday i tried 2 recipes from the book, for breakfast and lunch. i totally loved them and they're very satisfying :)

i love appendix E, i learned how to store my fruits and veggies freshly, and am slowly kinda changing my kitchen towards a healthy kitchen with the book's tips :)



SHERISMILEY
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11/20/11 7:38 A

I recently ordered and received it. I do like it very much. Tons of information in it and lots of recipes I want to make. emoticon



NIGHTOWL62
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11/19/11 5:54 A

No, but I can't wait to get one!



CLIFF800
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11/18/11 11:07 A

I have not yet ordered my cookbook yet. From reading the message board it appears that I should get one.
Seems like there is a lot more than just recipes in this book. You now have my attention, so I am going to look into purchasing one.
Thanks for the insight



BABAKAPUSTA
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11/14/11 2:37 P

It is a great book. The roasted root vegetables are fantastic. I tried some things I've never eaten before.



SAROONA2
Posts: 113
11/13/11 1:46 A

I just received my copy of SparkPeople CookBook.. I love it soooo much
i's not a regular cook book, it's inspiring and educational too, and definitely changed my perspective of food and Dieting... am finishing reading the chapters and i learn new things with each page i read.. can't wait to start with the recipes :)



 
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