Southern Lights: Easier, Lighter, and Better-For-You Recipes from the South by Lauren McDuffie. Hardcover.
This is a hassle-free, lighter take on Southern cooking that proves the notion less can so often be more. By reimagining beloved Southern classics and viewing them through a more health- and lifestyle-conscious lens, Lauren McDuffie’s Southern Lights: Easier, Lighter, and Better-for-You Recipes From the South explores ways to make Southern cooking more accessible without sacrificing flavor or quality.
Setting traditionally heavy recipes to a decidedly more healthful tune and showing off some Southern fare that is already light to begin with (the heart of Southern cooking beats for fresh, seasonal produce), this cookbook will give you ways to enjoy your favorite Southern dishes more often. Recipes like Sheet Pan Catfish with Okra, Corn, and Tomatoes; Chile-Soaked Watermelon With Smoked Almonds; Creamy Roasted-Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Pimiento Cheese Hummus; Hushpuppy Popovers; and Snow Cream for Southerners will have you at the table in no time.