I’m Lovin’ It – The New Sonoma Diet

If you hang around here at all, you know I’m trying to watch what I eat, and lose a little weight {aren’t we all this time of year? lol}.

So it was perfect timing when I was asked if I would like to review a new book called The New Sonoma Diet by Dr. Connie Guttersen.

I was lucky enough to meet and cook with Connie at the Culinary Institute of American in Napa Valley with Bush’s Beans last October.  I heard about Connie’s book while I was there, and was excited to get my hands on it!  What excited me most is that Connie is a dietitian and a nutrition instructor CIA, so I knew this wouldn’t be “just another diet book!”   The nutrition information is current and accurate and the recipes look delicious.

Connie is SO passionate about healthy food and eating, and a diet book that promotes having a glass of wine with dinner (after the first 10 days) definitely gets brownie points in MY book!

Connie’s approach is more about making it into an enjoyable lifestyle instead of a “diet”, which leads to a happier, healthier life.  The book and website (a property of Everyday Health, Inc.) shuns boring “diet” meals, shakes, and bars. There’s no calorie counting, measuring, or weighing. Nutrition science is translated into an easy plan and plate guidelines make smart food combinations easy.  The emphasis is on eating the types of food that the Sonoma area is known for: fresh vegetables, fruits, lean meats, fish, whole grains, nuts and of course, invites a glass of wine with meals.

The New Sonoma Diet includes many time saving recipes featuring Sonoma Express and Cook Once Eat Twice meals, Gluten-free recipes,as well as dozens of helpful culinary tips.  It shows you the most flavorful ways to lose weight and gain a healthy lifestyle.

Good food doesn’t have to taste terrible, the Sonoma Diet is filled with healthy and delicious options to help make losing weight a pleasure, not a chore.

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Update:  Congratulations to #67 Lisa Smith

I have one copy of  The New Sonoma Diet to giveaway to one TidyMom reader!

1. Leave a comment, telling me your favorite wine or healthy dish!

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Giveaway will end on Jan 25, 2010 at 5 pm CST. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

I’m Lovin’……..The New Sonoma Diet

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. I love Tilapia and feel great when I eat it!

  2. That book sounds great! Fav wine? Probably a Riesling. But I’m not too picky! 😉

  3. This looks awesome! I follow on Google.

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  5. For a filling/healthy dinner, I love shrimp, spinach, whole wheat pasta toss. Yum!

  6. Favorite healthy dish would probably be Tortilla soup. Yum!

  7. I linked up to I’m loving it!

  8. I Follow via Google Friend Connect

  9. I am also a Facebook follower 🙂

  10. I subscribe via RSS!

  11. I Like you on Facebook!

  12. I love all types of salads……..with or without grilled chicken or shrimp.
    Would love a copy of that book!

  13. Thanks so much for your link up. I did link up 3 posts.. so if too much..feel free to delete.
    I’m going to add your text link onto my link party list, but would love if you wanted to stop by and add your button onto my daily link party link list (link tab at top)
    I’m going to have to check out some more of your blog… !

  14. Beringer White Zin, not from the Sonoma Valley, but another California wine, from the Livermore Valley. Would LOVE to win this book!

  15. I subscribe via email

  16. I like you on facebook. {that still gets me everytime!} it was better when you were becoming a fan! IMO

  17. I love just a plain jane meal of salad, baked chicken and vegetables. we have that at least 3 times a week.

  18. I subscribed to your blog earlier this week. Great timing! This book sounds great!

    I’m a big fan of Becker Merlot. Becker is a Texas Vineyard and they make a good bottle that isn’t too expensive.

  19. I love grilled shrimp with a baked potato and a salad! Yum!!

  20. I am an e-mail subscriber.

  21. Tomato sandwiches in the summer with any red wine is a great combination!!

    Love your site!!

  22. We love salmon & asparagus over noodles with a light olive oil & parmesean toss! A little glass of chianti on the side is nice too!

  23. My favorite wine is 7 Deadly Zins- a Red Zinfandel. It’s so delicious! I think I’ll have a glass tonight!

  24. I subscribe via RSS! Love the blog!

  25. Fresh arugula and tomato salad from the garden with balsamic dressing.

    I am a subscriber.

  26. I will eat just about any sort of fresh or lightly steamed veggies over whole grain pasta with a little olive oil. My favorite is mixing diced tomatoes, sliced mushrooms and spinach leaves with the hot pasta so everything cooks just a little bit. YUM!

  27. My favorite kind of wine is Riesling–I don’t really have a favorite though. I’ve had great luck getting good Rieslings at Costco though.

  28. I’m already a subscriber!

  29. I tweeted the giveaway!

  30. And I’ve already liked you on FB!

  31. BV Napa Cabernet. Yum.

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  33. Hi Cheryl! best of luck with your weight loss goals. Finding good things to eat that you enjoy are key and hope this book does that for you! I do follow your blog. I am linking up my baby steps to a rockin life. Loads of tips from great bloggers and that’s what I am lovin this week! All the best! alex

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  37. My favorite healthy dish is Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad! So Yummy!

  38. I’m already a faithful follower via email 🙂

  39. I drink Oliver red wine!!!

  40. My favorite healthy dish is a spice-rubbed pork tenderloin I found in a Cooking Light magazine. It is so DELICIOUS – and it’s easy enough for a weeknight meal and elegant enough to entertain dinner guests!

  41. And I’ve been subscribing for a while now! 🙂

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  43. My favorite wine is a shiraz.

  44. I subscribe via Google Reader.

  45. I “like” you on Facebook.

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