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All Star Recipes
on April 30, 2014
I really appreciate having this cookbook in my collection. It contains recipes from authors I'm already familiar with like: Dreena Burton, Del Sroufe, Ani Phyo, and Lindsay Nixon. And ones I'm just beginning to admire via this book like Heather Crosby. This is a well rounded cookbook containing many gluten free, soy free, raw and cooked options. Theres everything from baked goods, breakfasts, appetizers, burgers, tacos, and desserts (in addition to soups, salads, sides and entrees). Almost every recipe is accompanied with a beautiful photograph. Simple, fast recipes for days you just want a healthy meal on the table quickly and slightly more complicated recipes you would like to tackle on a weekend. There are also tips and variations for many recipes. Certainly there is something to appeal to everyone.
I made the Creamy Broccoli and Red Pepper Macaroni as part of dinner the other night (recipe by Heather Crosby) - this received rave reviews and is great served warm or cold as a left over the next day. This would be great for a picnic or potluck. You would never know this is oil free!
If you already own cookbooks by some of the authors listed above you may notice some repeats, but don't shy away. There are many new things to try. I've bookmarked the blueberry pie chia parfait, zucchini and summer squash muffins (gluten free), the festive kale salad, and peppermint chocolate chunk ice cream.
I definitely recommend this book.
Update: I've also, made the
Almond cardamom cream chia pudding with fresh strawberries and hemp seeds - good but I like some other chia puddings more. It seemed a little too thick for my liking and will be easy to adjust next time. But the hemp seeds are brilliant!
Savory Mushroom stronganoff - this is a five star meal for sure and will be in regular rotation at my house! The only substitution I made was using corn starch to thicken the sauce and gluten free pasta. This is my favorite recipe so far!
Kale Salad with walnuts and cranberries, with the maple vinaigrette DELICIOUS!!! Simple and so satisfying - great unique salad when you want something a little different from the norm.
Cauliflower steaks with sweet pepper sauce- I added some fennel seeds to the sauce and served it with mashed potatoes, this is a serious meal. It kinda reminds me of stuffed peppers. So good!!