I actually have my PDF copy of The Fibromylagia Cookbook sitting on my computer desktop where I can find it easily.
I should probably state that at one point I amassed a huge collection of cookbooks. Sadly they all got damaged when put in storage during a move. I haven’t been able to replace the bulk of them, as they have gone out of print. The irony of loosing hundreds of cookbooks is that there came a day when I could no longer use the bulk of them to make food for my family because of celiac disease and food allergies. So, I have had to start over with vegetarian cookbooks, gluten free cookbooks, and Jewish cookbooks.
Then not long ago, the day came that my 20 year old daughter was diagnosed with fibromylagia. I suspect that she had gone without a diagnosis for a while while the majority of the pain she was in was chalked up to her Sjorgren’s Syndrome. I have spent a lot of time apologizing for bad genetics.
This brings me to The Fibromylagia Cookbook. This cookbook has everything that any fibro sufferer could want in a cookbook. Delicious simple food that can be made with minimum effort. Who wants to cook during a fibro flare? One can’t live on processed microwave meals. Well, you could, you are just going to feel like crap after eating so many of them. It’s just the way it is with processed foods.
This cookbook has something for everyone in it; soups, salads, chicken, fish, grains and breads, fruit, dips, and veggies. Each of the recipes have been designed to help with inflammation in the body and provide energy.
I was just reading the negative reviews on Amazon. This is something I have taken up recently rather than reading the positive reviews. It’s the easiest way that I can find out if a product has a deal breaker. One of the things that was mentioned in the negative reviews is that there are no pictures of the recipes. This could be a drawback for some, but to me it’s no big deal as I have owned and used a lot of cookbooks that don’t have pictures of everything in them. Others have complained that there is no explanation of the properties in each of the foods that make them suited to an anti-inflammatory diet. There are two brief pages with a list of foods that are good and bad for fibro and why. Honestly I wouldn’t want that on every recipe page. If I wanted to read a novella about something I am cooking, I would go to the internet and start reading food blogs where you have a small thesis about the recipe, why the person likes the recipe, how it went over at the latest family get together, and what inspired the person to make it. This is a cookbook with an introduction to fibromylagia and chronic fatigue syndrome at the beginning and how foods play a part in it all. Granted, there is no new information provided (as some have complained about) but this is a cookbook, not a primer on the disease. For those who want a fibromyalgia primer, I highly suggest Fibromyalgia for Dummies.
The Fibromylagia Cookbook, for me, serves it’s purpose as a cookbook. I honestly don’t know how I lived without it. Each of the recipes that I have made from this cookbook have taken around 30 minutes to prepare and cook and they are easy enough for an inexperienced cook to make. If you are looking for a cookbook that has healthy and easy to make recipes, I highly recommend it.