100% Real Cookbook Review

100% Real Cookbook Review

Title: 100% Real
Author: Sam Talbot
Published: April 4, 2017, Oxmoor General
No. of Pages: 256
Cover Price: $29.95 Hardcover, $17.36 Kindle

Finally there’s a cookbook out there that emphasizes good healthy food, but doesn’t go over the top, making us feel restricted and guilty for indulging in our favorite foods once in a while. 100% Real, by Sam Talbot, has endless possibilities that are low on preservatives and crap, and high in nutrients and healthy ingredients, but are actually edible. Talbot introduces readers to what is actually “real” food, and gives steps to keep what you’re eating real. Then he presents mouthwatering recipes for “real” dishes that people actually want to eat. Talbot is diabetic, and all of his recipes are diabetic friendly, but will appeal to everyone, whether diabetic or not.

The recipes are straightforward, easy to follow, and call for mostly fresh ingredients. The Sweet and Spicy Pork with Coconut Rice is divine, and Jerk Chicken and Pineapple over Greens and Cukes is absolutely addictive. The recipes are influenced by flavors from all over the world, and include a delicious White Fish Curry, Italian Shrimp and Grits, Teriyaki Cucumbers with Lime, Jalapeno, and Cilantro, and Smoky Harissa-and-Roasted Red Pepper Shakshuka to name a few. And there is also a recipe for decadent Dark Chocolate Soufflés with Rum Cream that is absolutely irresistible.

Talbot includes recipes for appetizers, salads, main dishes, and even desserts. The pictures are beautiful and will inspire cooks who are beginners, as well as experienced, to prepare healthy, but delicious meals.

So for those who are jumping off of the trendy diet (gluten free, Paleo, etc.) bandwagon, who like to eat real food that is healthy and actually looks and tastes good, 100% Real is a must-have cookbook .

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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