The Truly Healthy Pescatarian Cookbook Review

The Truly Healthy Pescatarian Cookbook Review

Title: The Truly Healthy Pescatarian Cookbook: 75 Fresh & Delicious Recipes to Maintain a Healthy Weight
Author: Nicole Hallissey
Published: January 15, 2019, Rockridge Press
No. of Pages: 182
Cover Price: $19.99 Paperback, $6.99 Kindle

Most of us are constantly trying to not only lose weight, but also eat healthier. Nicole Hallissey MS, RDN, CDN, is a nationally recognized Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, who really knows her stuff and knows how to write in such a way that she keeps her readers interest in addition to offering great advice and recipes. She shows us the way to meet our goals in her cookbook, The Truly Healthy Pescatarian Cookbook. A Pescatarian diet, incidentally, “is a vegetarian diet with the added benefits of seafood. Pescatarians avoid eating red meat and poultry; instead they focus on a wide array of protein sources from the sea, including fish, shrimp, clams, and all other types of shellfish.” Fish and seafood lovers, whether they indulge in red meat and poultry or not, will love this book.

The book includes recipes for breakfasts, soups and salads, vegetarian mains, and seafood mains. There are also snacks, side dishes, and even desserts (they, luckily don’t contain seafood). Hallissey has a good imagination, and some of the dishes she presents in the book are unique and appealing. Favorites include a delicious Panko-Crusted Seasoned Cod with Crunchy Asparagus, Shrimp and Pesto Grilled Pizza (the crust is easily made in an automatic bread machine), and Honey Barbeque Salmon Cobb Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette. There are dozens of mouthwatering light dishes that are in the queue, such as Turmeric-Spiced Crispy Cauliflower, Spiced Crab Guacamole, and Zucchini Noodle and Shrimp Stir-Fry. The recipes are written in an easy-to-follow way, and are suitable for every cook, from beginning to advanced.

The one drawback to this cookbook is the fact that there are a limited number of photographs; not every dish is pictured, which is unfortunate since most cooks like to know what their finished dish is supposed to look like. The photographs that are included are excellent, however.

Anyone who leans toward healthy, low fat, and vegetarian will appreciate this cookbook. Non-vegetarians will find plenty of recipes that they will want to make, and several of the side dishes are delicious next to non-vegetarian main dishes.

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

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