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LIGHTEN UP, Y’ALL: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome

Virginia Willis Angie Mosier

Ten Speed Press

March 2015

ISBN: 978-1607745730



Virginia Willis is the author of the acclaimed cookbooks Bon Appétit, Y’all and Basic to Brilliant, Y’all. She writes the popular column Down-Home Comfort for and is a contributing editor to Southern Living. She lives in Atlanta, GA.

A mouth-watering collection of recipes for classic Southern comfort food—including chicken and gravy, slow-cooked greens, macaroni and cheese, and chocolate brownies—made lighter, healthier, and completely guilt-free.

Virginia Willis is one of the most respected authorities on Southern cooking—so when she decided to lighten up her diet, she wanted to do it without sacrificing any of the flavor or richness that makes Southern food so appealing. The result is LIGHTEN UP, Y’ALL, a collection of easy-to-make, chef-approved recipes for all the Southern favorites. Willis’ recipes for Bourbon Grilled Pork Chops, Garlic Chicken and Greens with Cornmeal-Herb Dumplings, and Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy prove that Southern food can be both delicious and healthy, while family-favorites like Big Rich Texas Sheet Cake will keep everyone happy.