Saturday, August 27, 2016

Gluten-free for Good: Simple, Wholesome Recipes Made From Scratch

I love cookbooks with recipes that are made from scratch. I love cookbooks even more when they have recipes that are made from scratch that is simple, fast, and delicious. Gluten-free for good by Samantha Seneviratne is a good cookbook with a variety of gluten-free recipes (broken down by categories: breakfast and brunch, soups, sides and salads, hearty main, sweet and savory snacks, and dessert). The pictures look really appetizing, and honestly gluten-free food usually don't look all that tasty. For the recipes that calls for alternative flour, I did not follow the recipes exactly. I usually use einkorn flour instead since I don't have a gluten sensitivity. Plus, if I were to use almond flour (which many gluten-free recipes use), it would have to be sprouted almond flour because I believe nuts and seeds need to be sprouted first to make it more digestible. So I can't fairly comment on the recipes that used alternative flour since I did not follow the recipe to be exact.

I did enjoy the Miso Shrimp with Snap Peas. I love anything with miso since it is so good for you. I can't wait to try the Deviled Eggs with Pickled Shallots recipe. I haven't met a deviled egg recipe that I did not like. My children would love for me to try the Parmesan Cheese Crackers because they love crackers, and I would love a simple homemade cracker recipe.

I think this book is a solid gluten-free cookbook for those who can't eat gluten. There are tons of recipes to try, and I don't think I would miss bread and baked goods if I had this book.

Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Cook Korean! By Robin Ha

I really enjoyed Robin Ha's Cook Korean! A Comic Book With Recipes. When I received the book, I immediately began to read it. I really enjoyed the stories and history about Korean food. Combining a cookbook and a comic book together was a brilliant idea. I love korean food, but I have never made it before. I did end up making kimchi, and it was very tasty. It was a little daunting at first but it really wasn't that hard. The prep work of cutting all the vegetables was probably the most hardest part I thought. It ended up making a lot of kimchi. My next attempt will be the bean sprout salad, and I want to eventually try the beef short ribs (galbi).

If you are a comic book fan and you love cookbooks, you should definitely check out this unique cookbook. It's a definite keeper!

Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.