I had a resolution to not buy any books for a while, but the calling of those bound, crisp pages got the better of me and I had a little book buying binge at Borders yesterday.  I bought one as a gift (somehow buying something for someone else counteracts the selfish aspect of shopping, right?), and two for me.

Here are my new BFFs:

I justify this type of purchase as a work expense.  I can review it, and therefore it’s tax deductible, and therefore it’s necessary for life–the government says so in tax law.

I’m about half way through and I have to say it is strikingly similar to Jillian Michaels’ Master Your Metabolism.  The general message is that hormones are making us fat and we need to regulate our hormones.  Oh and sugar is evil.  And, no carbs at night.  Got that?  I just saved you $25.  I actually think the layout of this book is a bit better than Jillian’s counterpart.  There’s more exercise involved, and it doesn’t go quite as overboard on the “stop taking your birth control pills and never wear make-up” mission, but it is relatively the same book.

My next purchase totally supports my June resolution to get more veggie:

I’ve been wanting to buy Veganomicon for a while now, but when I finally sat down to flip through the pages I realized that most of the recipes were almost intimidatingly complex.  Every once and a while I like a really long and drawn out cooking process, but most of the time I want to make dinner and eat it within an hour.

While flipping through the cookbooks this one caught my eye.  The recipes look amazing, but more importantly they look fairly easy to make.

Disclaimer: I have no intention of becoming a vegan, or even a vegetarian, I just like to think of meat as a “sometimes” food.

Breakfast

Whole grain cheerios (or at least the Whole Foods brand knock off), banana, 1% milk

Snack

Carrots, cucumber slices, and Baba Ganouj

Lunch

Salad with lettuce, cabbage, orange pepper, carrots, cucumber, chickpeas, and hard boiled egg
Lemon vinaigrette

Dinner

Kabobs with peppers, mushrooms and tofu over spinach couscous