I was so excited to get the book, “Lemons are a Girl’s Best Friend,” by Janet Hayward, because I have so many lemons from our lemon tree and I run out of things to do with them.
The title is a bit misleading as there are only two “recipes” that involve lemons, but I do love this book. It is focused around superfoods and using them daily in your diet. The surprising part is that they also give you a recipe to use for beauty purposes.
Examples of superfoods include cherries, tomatoes, cider vinegar (what!?), lemons (of course), coconuts, green tea, and seaweed, among others. For each ingredient, a short explanation and description is included, as well as a recipe to eat and a recipe to use for beauty.
For cherries, you’ll learn how to make a sour cherry and mint granita, perfect for summer, and you’ll get a recipe for a cherry lip tint. Pomegranates are so delicious and are used in a yummy halloumi, orange, and pomegranate salad. While you’re making that, you can also make a facial treatment to hydrate your skin.
And what can I do with all my lemons? I get to make a lentil salad and treat myself to a lemon and honey face mask. Sounds good enough to eat!
I love that this book includes both edible and beauty recipes because who doesn’t love a twofer! Check it out if you want to add superfoods to your diet and you want some fun DIY facials and other spa treatment-like recipes. Perfect for a ladies night!
Lemons are a Girl’s Best Friend at Penguin Random House
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.