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OVERCOMING OBSTACLES IN COOKING by Matthew W. Miller is an delicious Cookbook/Disability/Nutrition. What a delight! A young man with mild cerebral palsy overcomes his disability and creates delicious foods. With determination, Matthew teaches us to never give up on our dreams. The recipes are delicious, easy to make and if you think you can't cook, well, think again! From brown sugar buttered pork chops to lady finger surprise, you will simply love this amazing cookbook. Well done! Received for an honest review from the author and/or publisher.

Amazing book! This is an inspirational idea and well done! Looking forward to the next book from Matt. Excellent!

I have cerebral palsy like the author in this book. I have problems with fine motor skills like cutting and peeling. I would have a hard time cooking anything that involves heat too. With assistance from someone, I can try to make some of the recipes that Matthew Miller includes in this book. I believe that any new experience is an obstacle at first. I also believe that each obstacle is an opportunity for growth.

I love to try to make a crunchy cauliflower salad. This salad includes cauliflower, radishes, water chestnuts, onions and sour cream. This sounds like a delicious salad that I would definitely eat. There is another recipe for zucchini bread that I would like to try. This recipe involves using zucchini, raisins, cinnamon and eggs. I would need help cracking the eggs, but this is something I would enjoy eating. There is a recipe for a winter black bean salsa that I would to try to make. This recipe includes tomatoes, corn, jalapeno peppers. I love to bring this salsa to my friend's house for a party. There is a recipe for a fruit cup salad. This includes pineapple, bananas, pecans and lemon juice. This salad sounds simple enough for me to make on my own. I would just use a chopper device to get the ingredients the right size and amount.

Matthew Miller advises to start making recipes with the fewest number of ingredients. This is great advice for someone with a disability. He also points out that people with disabilities might need more time to learn how to cook. I will probably make a lot of mistakes when cooking something so this is something I need to remember. There are television sitcoms like The Cosby Show and Full House that feature characters cooking. I love watching these shows. I will be sure to look for specific episodes about cooking. Matthew Miller includes a beautiful poem entitled "Different". This poem focuses on the ability of a person and not the disability of a person. The tone of this poem is positive. It encourages a person to celebrate having a disability. I love everything about this book. It motivates me to start cooking.

Matthew's most recent installment of the "Overcoming Obstacles" series does not disappoint. The book provides lots of valuable information about preventing/controlling diabetes through diet and exercise. He presents the material in a variety of ways (traditional text, word searches, puzzles, etc.) and includes color photos making it a very pleasant read. The book is written from a Christian perspective and includes relevant Biblical verses. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve their health and cooking skills.

This was a great book to read. Not only was the recipe interesting but the story Matt wrote was as well. Being from Culpeper and graduating from there it hit right at home. Matt you did a great job. Praise God for all you do. Keep up the hard work.

Matthew is a kind and determined young man who puts forth his best effort in everything he undertakes. The book is attractively presented with interesting and easy recipes for persons with diabetes. He also has included helpful tips and resources for his readers. Kudos to Matthew for not letting let his disability interfere with meeting his goals.

"Kudos to Matthew!"

Amazon Verified Customer - Jewell Duvall
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