Lighten Up, Y'all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome
A mouth-watering collection of classic Southern recipes for true comfort food—including chicken and gravy, slow-cooked greens, macaroni and cheese, and chocolate brownies—made lighter, healthier, and completely guilt-free.
Virginia Willis is one of the most respected authorities on Southern cooking, so when she decided to lighten up her diet, she wanted to do it without sacrificing any of the flavor or richness that makes Southern food so appealing. The result is Lighten Up, Y’all, a collection of easy-to-make, chef-approved recipes for all the Southern favorites.
Lighten Up, Y’all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome: The Cookbook Basics
Hardcover (7.7 x 9.8 inches), 232 pages; Kindle edition
My next-to-try recipes: Bourbon Grilled Pork Chops; Garlic Chicken and Greens with Cornmeal-Herb Dumplings; Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy; Big Rich Texas Sheet Cake
About the author: Virginia Willis is the author of the acclaimed cookbooks Bon Appétit, Y’all and Basic to Brilliant, Y’all. She writes the popular column Down-Home Comfort for FoodNetwork.com and is a contributing editor to Southern Living. Georgia-born and French-trained, Willis has cooked Lapin Normandie with Julia Child in France, prepared lunch for President Clinton, catered a bowling party for Jane Fonda, and harvested capers in the shadow of a smoldering volcano in Sicily, but it all started in her grandmother’s country kitchen. Named by the Chicago Tribune as one of “Seven Food Writers You Need to Know,” she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.