Cammy Gets a Cookbook and Shares

Let’s consider the following:
1) I do not cook.
2) As evidenced by yesterday’s post, I am the only person in the ENTIRE blogosphere who doesn’t have spices and other things necessary for cooking.
3) I’m not on Weight Watchers.

Who better, then, to review Weight Watchers’ Momentum Cookbook?

To be fair, I did disclose items 1-3 to the kind PR folks who offered me the cookbook, and they were still willing to take a chance on me. Perhaps they see me as a challenge. :)

The Momementum cookbook earned a strike against it when I opened the package. I’m a snob for coil-bound cookbooks, especially when they’re soft cover as this one is, but my normal sunny disposition returned when I opened the cover and found that it includes a nifty fold for using as a bookmark, and I was downright giddy when I saw that the back cover also has a bookmark flap. Scandal avoided.

Not being a WW member, I’m not familiar with the various plans. This one seems to have more of a focus on healthy, wholesome ingredients. Lots of whole grains and beans, peas, and legumes in here! And my word, the pretty, pretty pictures! Not TOO many pictures, though. Every 2-3 pages, which is just about right, IMO.

Recipes are organized into fun little chapters that seem to cover all of life’s eventualities:
-beyond my usual breakfast (waffles, pancakes, omelettes, and such, along with a peanut butter/banana/yogurt smoothie that will be on my breakfast table this weekend)
-brown bag it! (soups and sandwiches, some on the exotic side)
-hearty salads and microwave meals (lots of veggies, lean meats, and some vegetarian options.)
-super hungry specials (big, mostly meaty main dishes like Cajun Roast Pork)
-no-fuss suppers (all meals that can *allegedly* be prepared in 15 minutes or less. We’ll just see about that!)
-in the mood to cook (prepare to spend some time on prep with these)
-easy slow-cooker meals (I’m looking forward to the Firecracker Turkey Chili)(Who’s going to make it?)
-sweet indulgences (Lots of fruit-based desserts that seem reasonable)
-need a snack! (They know me well! Sun-dried tomato hummus, smoky pumpkin seeds, Pizza Wedges, and Baked Cheesy Nachos. This may be my favorite section!)

All 200 recipes have nutritional info, including Weight Watchers Points Values.(Duh!) Most recipes include a tip for adding a little something extra to the recipe. The emphasis throughout seems to be on whole ingredients, with lots of veggies, grains, beans, and lean meats. Color me impressed.

From what I’ve been able to determine, this cookbook is not available at retail stores. You can find it at WW locations (you don’t have to be a member to purchase it), or a few copies are available on

But YOU may not need to go to WW or Amazon for the Momentum Cookbook. YOU may be the lucky winner of your very own copy. All’s you gotta do is tell me your most triumphant or embarrassing kitchen moment. I’ll collect the entries through Sunday night at midnight (Central US Time) and announce the winner on Monday!

Meanwhile, hope you all have a great weekend! I’m gonna be cooking! (Easy Chicken Cutlets Parmesan, page 146)

Other than the cookbook, I received no compensation from the WW PR folks for this review, and since I’m giving the cookbook away, we avoid any charges of conspiracy, malfeasance, or any other fun-type activity.

(Edited 9:00 a.m. to fix screwy links and on Sat to test RSS feed fix {fingers crossed})