New Cookbook Release That Offers Nutritionally Balanced Menu Plans and Healthy Recipes to Increase Energy

ALW Publishing today announced release of "beHealthy Cookbook" that provides 14 menu plans and over 100 healthy recipes. The recipes are prepared with the minimum of fuss and are designed for those who desire a healthy and active lifestyle.

Port Alberni, Canada, March 12, 2012 --( "We are excited about Annie’s new cookbook that focuses on whole foods. Annie has creatively provided us with a cookbook that looks at eating and cooking whole foods that awakens our bodies and our relationship to food." Fiona Devereaux, RD, Community Nutritionist for Aboriginal Health, Royal Jubilee Hospital. Erin Audrey Rowsell, Food Security Dietitian, Aboriginal Health, Vancouver Island Health Authority.

The menu plans present a way to keep your body nourished with all the correct proportions of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals to build your natural defenses against chronic diseases. The recipes are free of dairy, gluten, red meat, starch, yeast, citrus and table salt. The focus is on creating simple, appetizing dishes that saves time in the kitchen by using few ingredients that can be easily found in supermarkets or stores that specialize in nutrient rich ingredients that are essential for a healthy diet, for example, soy beans and quinoa.

Despite the relative simplicity of these dishes, they are still elegant enough to be served at dinner parties, especially the Crab Croquettes with Spicy Salsa, Grilled Chicken & Veggie Kebabs and Wasabi Crusted Salmon. Watts' vegetable dishes are appealing and varied, including Salad with Raspberry Dressing, Cucumber and Dill Salad and Vegetable Rolls & Peanut Sauce. Watts´ desserts are equally appetizing, with Pumpkin Creme Brulees, Wild Berry Double Cream Crepes and Apricot Oat Cookies. Watts shows that delicious food can be prepared with a minimum of fuss, even with guests on the way.

Slow down, enjoy your food, live healthier, achieve your ideal weight and take this gastronomic journey. You can purchase this new "beHealthy Cookbook" right from their new website at for $20.00 Canadian, volume discounts are offered. For further information, contact Annie Watts, ALW Publishing, by email

Before finishing secondary school, Annie worked as a waitress and became interested in becoming a chef. In 1979, she received a Culinary Arts Degree at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Years later, Annie became interested in obtaining a degree in Computer Science. Annie and her mother, Dolly (Watts) McRae, co-authored a cookbook that was published April 2007 entitled "Where People Feast, An Indigenous People´s Cookbook". Where People Feast celebrates their twelve years spent running their restaurant, Liliget Feast House and Catering, located near English Bay in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada. Since closing the restaurant in 2006 Annie and her mother were both very busy promoting their cookbook. In 2007, Gourmand Awards honored Where People Feast with the title, Best Local Cuisine Cookbook in Canada. Recognized as the "Oscars" of the food and wine cookbook industry, the Gourmand Awards help booksellers and buyers identify the best out of the 24,000 food and wine books published every year. Annie began authoring her second cookbook beHealthy Cookbook in 2008 in response to the nutritional needs of herself and her family who have food allergies.

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