As a book lover and someone who craves variety in my diet, I’m always getting new cookbooks. And that’s what I asked for Christmas this year. The timing was perfect since I’m trying to get back on track, and nothing better than delicious recipes to help along the way.
Quick and Easy – Ella Mills
I don’t cook every day. I try to meal prep during the weekend, so I don’t have to worry about it during the week. As much as I love to cook, I don’t want to spend my whole weekend cooking. And that’s why I love this book. I love how quick and easy these recipes are. The Quinoa Bread, Spicy Falafel, and the Crunchy Espresso Protein Bites are delicious, but the Easy Red Lentil Dhal is one of the best dishes I’ve ever had. I can make four or five different dishes, and I’ll be in and out of the kitchen in three hours. What else could I ask for?
Oh She Glows For Dinner – Angela Liddon
Oh she glows
Eating healthy is my priority, but the flavour is just as important. You can’t maintain a healthy diet long term if you’re not happy with what you eat every day. I’m usually not a fan of salads, but the Mega Crunch Sun-Dried Tomato-Pepita Taco Salad is by far the best salad I’ve ever made. I also made a big batch of the Cashew Sour Cream and kept it in the freezer, so I’m ready whenever I want to make another salad or tacos.
Simply Delicious Vegan – Caitlin Shoemaker
From my bowl
I found From My Bowl’s blog when I started learning about veganism. I saw her Homemade Snickers recipe (featured in the book), and I became a big fan of the blog. I love the balance of snacks, meals, and quick lunch and dinner recipes in the book. The Sheet Pan Teriyaki Bowls have the best tasting tofu I’ve ever had, and the Date-Sweetened Teriyaki Sauce is so good I could just eat on its own (and I have).
Food is the Solution – Matthew Prescott
I only got this book because I saw it at the dollar store. It was so cheap that I thought: why not? As it turns out, this is a great book. The first part focuses on how our food choices affect the planet, and the second part has recipes. Some of the recipes use wheat and sugar, which I don’t use, but so far, I managed to replace them without any issues. My favourite so far is Rice Paper Bacon.
Bakerita – Rachel Conners
I love desserts. If they are healthy and they have been tested with alternative gluten-free flours, even better. I got the digital version of this book, and everything I have tried so far is fantastic. The Salted Maple Pecan Tart with Pretzel Shortbread Crust is by far the best pecan pie I’ve ever had in my life – and I had many.
Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking – Dana Shultz
Minimalist Baker is one of my favourite blogs, and when I saw the ebook for sale for $2, I just had to get it! I love the variety of recipes, and The Vegan Breakfast Burrito is already one of my top dinner options.