I have a friend who is going through breast cancer treatment. The effects can be devastating. I've seen her shave her hair off, brave through chemo treatments and smile when she was too weak to visit. I admire anyone going through this horrendous disease.
I love books that begin with quotes and this one does. The dedication will warm your heart. So many women are getting breast cancer these days. Back in the Swing has fun tips that readers will appreciate. This cookbook is well organized. I like the fact that the first chapter focuses on desserts. You can't go wrong when you begin with dessert, right? In fact the authors takes us all the way to chapter seven before 'The Main Event' is discussed. The foreword by Rachel S. Beller conveys a great inspirational message, but is a bit promotional for me. While I appreciate the motivation, I didn't need a listing of accomplishments.
Back in the Swing begins with a section on nutrition that is fabulous. I can tell that the authors are knowledgeable about their subject. They move into the first chapter by debunking the myths about eating sweets, gotta love that! This cookbook does not have a picture for every recipe, but it does have several. The inserted tips and ideas between the recipes are great.
The authors include many alternative inspirations such as exercise, massage and even the benefits of bioenergy healing. I'm liking this more and more. The menu planning ideas in the back rock for short notice guests. Overall this is a sturdy, quality cookbook that discusses the hard topics women want to know about while recovering from breast cancer. Whether you're in the mood for reading about sex after breast cancer, how to increase your energy or what sweetener to substitute for a recipe, this book has it.
I would definitely recommend this book to any women. It's a great gift idea!
The Back in the Swing Cookbook is a life-affirming book full of 150 feel-good recipes that are easy to prepare, with fresh ingredients specifically designed to help breast cancer survivors get back in the swing of joyful, healthy living. It's a book that you will love to hold in your hands, and use in the kitchen, as a friend and guide to delicious meals and a lifestyle that makes you feel positive. In addition to fabulous food and drinks, the beautiful pages include luscious photographs and fun-to-read, smart, friendly nuggets on topics ranging from genetics, lifestyle choices, and the environment to the influence of all three on living a full and happy life.
Created specifically for breast cancer survivors by the national grassroots nonprofit organization Back in the Swing, The Back in the Swing Cookbook answers the number-one question on every cancer survivor's mind: "How do I safely and smartly get back in the swing of life every day after experiencing breast cancer?" Every page is brilliantly designed to nurture your mind, body, and spirit with new information not found in any other cookbook. It is a special gift of goodness to give oneself, a friend, a coworker, or a family member that will reap healthy rewards for a lifetime.