Book Review: Single And Hungry by: Chef Alina Z.

By Jodi Truglio — December 03, 2018

When I first agreed to review Single And Hungry: A realistic guide to food and self-love, by Chef Alina Z. book, I was dragging my feet and found myself procrastinating from October through November because I thought the book was going to be just another diet book in which the author has a celebrity following. To my surprise it wasn’t. 

The important thing to remember about this book is that it teaches more about self acceptance and self love compared to a specific diet the reader must follow. Yes, the book suggests affective ways to fight hunger pains, gives examples of meal plans and has some nice plant-based recipes, but it also holds the readers hand by helping them to see food in a different light. The goal  is to understand the underlining issues in which food might have been used as a self soother. 

Considering the society we currently live in with body shaming sadly existing. 

This is one of the few books that I recommend both mothers and daughters should or anyone that has ever felt insecure about their body. 

Below is a Fall favorite recipe that you should try at least once during the season. 


Vanilla Honey Baked Apples

Z-Tips: Have 2 halves of the apples as breakfast before thanksgiving so you feel satisfied and festive, and won’t feel like you need to polish off all of the desserts at dinner!



2 Honeycrisp apples

4 Teaspoons raisins or dried currants

4 Tablespoons Walnuts- chopped

3 Tablespoons or Maple Syrup or Manuka Honey( if vegetarian)

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

A pinch of Cinnamon

Aluminum foil



Slice applesin halves vertically

Core out the middle of the appleleaving a large pocked to be filled

Cut off a tiny part on the bottom of each apple half to make it stable on a flat surface

Fill pocket with raisins and chopped walnuts. Drizzle with cinnamon

Place appleson aluminum foil and close it so little air escapes

Bakefor 30 minutes at 350 degrees

Mix vanilla with honey and sprinkle the apples once cooled down.


Courtesy Images and Recipe : Alina Z.

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