Teresa Giudice

Teresa only cries when it comes to her relationship with Joey.

on May 14, 2012

I'm so excited about this book, because it's my absolute favorite. I learned so much doing the first two, and I got so much amazing feedback from you all, I'm happy I was able to put it into this book. I think it's the perfect book -- it's really your book! It has 70 all-new (no repeats!) authentic Italian recipes. Some are my mom's family recipes from Italy, but a lot are ones that I created myself over the years. My favorite is the very first one: chicken with bruschetta topping. I love, love, love bruschetta, but I'm trying to cut back on bread. I decided to make the bruschetta topping though and bake it on top of chicken and oh my gosh, is it delicious! You have to try it!

Like Skinny Italian the recipes in this book are all heart-healthy! Lots of veggie and gluten-free, and I include full nutritional info in the back so you can work within your own diet or points system. You will not believe the desserts (berry ricotta tiramisu!) are healthy!

The beginning of the book talks about my favorite (and least favorite) "F" words: Fabulous, Fourth Kid, Forty... (yes, my birthday is this week!). For the first time in my life, I've really had to start exercising and I share my fitness tips (especially for toned arms!). There are lots of beautiful color photos of the food and me and my gorgeous girlfriends (love you Priscilla and Edyta!), tons of personal stories, lots of advice on how to pick the perfect tomato, shop like an Italian, and yes, plenty of Olive Garden jokes. (And no, there is no mention in any way of any other Housewives -- good or bad! Thank you, Jesus!)

The recipes in Fabulicious: Fast & Fit! are all quick and easy -- and ALL less than 10 ingredients each (and I use the same inexpensive ingredients over and over) and less than 30 minutes start-to-stove. You can "see inside the book" on Amazon for the complete list of recipes, read the first chapter, etc: http://amzn.to/zWk87P.