Lemons Are a Girl’s Best Friend, by Janet Hayward, is a colorful and short companion for any gal wanting to take the plunge into the world of superfoods. The 127-page book features recipes for 30 superfoods. For each superfood, Hayward provides a 1 page introduction to the food, highlighting its nutritional properties, as well as 2 recipes – 1 for you tummy (yum!) and 1 for external application. Superfoods featured include “obvious” choices, like kale and blueberries, as well as some surprisingly potent foods, like honey and tomatoes.
- Common Superfoods – With the exception of goji berries and seaweed, most of the superfoods Hayward highlights are easily found in nearly any grocery store. Many of them – like oats, green tea, and cinnamon – you probably have sitting in your pantry right now.
- Illustrations and Overall Design – This hardcover book is petite and pretty. The bright yellow cover welcomes you into the pages of colorful illustrations for each of the superfoods.
- Repetitive Nature of Beauty Recipes – Many of the beauty recipes Hayward gives are redundant. For example, there are numerous recipes for rinses and exfoliating products.
- Vague Instructions – The instructions for how to make the recipes leave a bit to be interpreted. In many cases, I feel Hayward needs to expound on the instructions and be more explicit in the directions she gives.
Lemons Are a Girl’s Best Friend will be available for purchase through common book carrier sites, including Amazon, on March 6th. The book is available in both hardcover and ebook editions.
Disclaimer: I received this book as a review copy from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest opinion, as represented in this review.