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Blissful Basil: Over 100 Plant-Powered Recipes to Unearth Vibrancy, Health, and Happiness Paperback – December 20, 2016
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“A pleasure to browse and inspiring to plan menus with, Blissful Basil is enthusiastically recommended for personal, family, and community library cookbook collections."
Midwest Book Review
Ashley’s blog, Blissful Basil, won over both my heart and stomach, and now her cookbook has done the same. As always, her recipes are filled with mouth-watering creativity and nourishing ingredients. But above all, they’re infused with love, and her firm belief in the power of wholesome, plant-based foods to promote happiness and well-being. . . . The Blissful Basil cookbook is bound to become a household staple for seasoned vegans, new’ vegans, and non-vegans alike.”
Angela Liddon, New York Times bestselling author of The Oh She Glows Cookbook
Ashley Melillo’s Blissful Basil has it all: sumptuous, creative recipes, bold and beautiful photography, and plenty of user-friendly tips on how to easily transition into plant-centric cooking. What’s most special about this collection, though, is the power of Ashley’s personal narrative of healing through colorful, nourishing, and wholesome meals. These are the recipes that transformed Ashley’s life, and her passion and gratitude shines through each and every bite.”
Gena Hamshaw, author of Food52 Vegan and Choosing Raw
This is way more than a cookbook. It’s a coming of age story . . . that happens to have really incredible recipes and beautiful food. Ashley is a true inspiration and her encouraging, non-judgmental, and nurturing wisdom makes you feel like anything is possible.”
Jessica Murnane, author of One Part Plant and host of the One Part Podcast
Ashley’s Blissful Basil cookbook is beyond beautiful! Ashley is one of my all-time favorite bloggers and now authors because her recipes are always colorful, nourishing, and inspiring. . . . Along with her delicious recipes, she adds a beautiful piece of her soul to each project.”
Kathy Patalsky, blogger at HealthyHappyLife.com and cookbook author
I’m pretty sure my life will be 200% improved once I make the sweet potato cinnamon rolls with maple glaze. This book is full of practical information about ingredients, techniques and new ways of thinking about how and what we eat. It’s a must for anyone looking to get more thoughtful with what’s on their plate.”
Emily von Euw, creator of the food blog This Rawsome Vegan Life and bestselling author of Rawsome Vegan Baking
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Here are some other specific things I'll note:
-A good many of the recipes call for raw cashews. If you for some reason have a cashew allergy or difficulty procuring them, or do not own a blender or high quality food processor, you might struggle with the book. Having said that, while it does require a blender, there's a fascinating vegan nacho cheese recipe in this book which includes a surprising ingredient (I won't spoil it) and no nuts at all.
-Beyond just the cashews, in general quite a lot of the savory recipes include dairy analogues of some kind, but always homemade from scratch. If this isn't your scene, then steer clear, but the recipes seem generally designed to be tasty rather than trying too hard to mimic the dairy version, so I didn't find it annoying.
-There's a pretty big section on smoothies/drinks/breakfast sweets. This is a whole category of recipes that do not interest me in the least, but the book is quite extensive and I didn't feel like these recipes were filler material that detracted from the book for my purposes. If you don't care about smoothies etc. either, go ahead and buy the book anyway, there's still plenty for you in it!
-The author Ashley shares some of her personal story and it did very well to set the scene for the kind of food she enjoys, connects with and inspired by. I appreciated this very much. I however did feel like this section of the book could have benefited from a bit more copywriting, the narrative is a bit rambling and changes style partway through. This isn't my primary purpose for buying the book, so I don't care that much.
-The one thing that did bother me was that a couple of recipes explain that the potato must be measured "very precisely", but then the recipe doesn't even list a weight for the potato, which is the only way to actually measure precisely. *Shrug*
Overall the flaws are few and small, and this book is wonderful. Two thumbs up from me!
Update: This is my favorite cookbook and as I hate cooking, that says a lot. Every recipe has helpful symbols (i.e. gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, soy-free, etc. plus options for each of the symbols to make them free of whatever food you are trying to avoid.) We are healthy eaters, so I'm familiar with more healthier choices, but she doesn't use any crazy, "where am I going to find that" foods. She even lets you know how long a recipe will take so you can plan ahead. My children and I have been making meals from Blissful Basil for a few weeks now and haven't come across a recipe we didn't enjoy. (My husband told me tonight that my sweet potato curry (from her cookbook) was better than his (a huge compliment), and actually this was the best thing I have ever cooked. Score! Thank you Ashley!