Healthyish Cookbook Review
|Title:||Healthyish: A Cookbook with Seriously Satisfying, Truly Simple, Good-For-You (but not too Good-For-You) Recipes for Real Life|
|Author:||Lindsay Maitland Hunt|
|Published:||January 9, 2018, Harry N. Abrams|
|No. of Pages:||256|
|Cover Price:||$29.99 Hardcover, $11.99 Kindle|
Everyone, it seems, is on the “eating-healthy-bandwagon,” but with some it gets totally out of control. If you agree, Healthyish: A Cookbook with Seriously Satisfying, Truly Simple, Good-For-You (but not too Good-For-You) Recipes for Real Life is a perfect cookbook for you. Lindsay Maitland Hunt has included fairly healthy recipes, including dozens for those on special diets, that real people will actually want to eat.
In the introduction Hunt makes it clear that her recipes don’t call for bizarre or difficult-to-find ingredients, and that the recipes have been developed for real people like you and me. Her recipes are also not boring, which is a change from most of the “healthy” cookbooks on the market today. After going through this book, I bookmarked dozens of recipes I actually want to cook, and as I have started preparing the dishes, have found that not only do they turn out picture perfect, but the instructions are easy to follow and the recipes are easy enough for all cooks, whether experienced or not. Incidentally, there are excellent photographs of most of the recipes, which make it easier to decide what to make next.
For those who are health-food fanatics, there are some mouthwatering (a relative term) dishes for you, and also trendy dishes like avocado toast (Hunt adds some olive tapenade and cheddar to make it delicious) and Shortcut Shakshuka for Two. There is an entire chapter of vegetarian dishes that actually sound good. I tried recipes in the other chapters, however, (tree-hugging isn’t my forte), and found that there are enough great recipes in this book to keep me happy and cooking for months. Juicy Pork Chops with Sweet Potato, Fennel, and Apple Hash was a hit with my family, as well as the Pozole with Pinto Beans and Queso Fresco. The Skirt Steak with Corn, Potato, and Smoked Mozzarella Salad is scrumptious and easy, and I will be preparing the Bahn Mi Rice Bowls with Spicy Pork and Sriracha Mayo on a fairly regular basis to keep my family happy. Quick Rotisserie Chicken Tacos with Smashed Avocado is on my menu tonight. You just can’t go wrong with the recipes in this book.
Whether you are a health food fanatic or just enjoy preparing new and delicious meals, Healthyish: A Cookbook with Seriously Satisfying, Truly Simple, Good-For-You (but not too Good-For-You) Recipes for Real Life is an excellent cookbook to add to your collection.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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