Friday, February 27, 2015

Pure Food cookbook, a review


I include meat free dinners at least half of the time in our weekly menus, not only for our health but to stretch the food budget.  So I was very interested in this cookbook.  The subtitle is Eat Clean With Seasonal, Plant-Based Recipes and the way it is set up (with recipes by what is in season each month) won me over immediately.

The author, Veronica Bosgraaf, is the founder of the Pure Bar, organic nut bars and fruit snacks.  But I find this book is written from her perspective of a wife and mom who loves to cook and put healthy meals on the table for her family. 

Unlike "nutritionist written" vegetarian or vegan cookbooks I have read, most of these recipes are the kind I could put on my own table without my family wondering what I was up to.  Honestly, I think even the meat and potato fed husbands would enjoy some of these dishes.

To name a few:
  • Winter Root Vegetables with Honey Sauce (I am trying this one soon!)
  • Lentils and Rice with Caramelized Onions
  • Chocolate Rice Pudding
  • Scalloped Potatoes with Onion, Garlic, Peppers Savory, and Dill
  • Vegan Orange Cream Pops
  • Egg Noodles with Wild Mushrooms and Spring Greens
  • Rhubarb Breakfast Crisp
  • Cheddar Artichoke Dip
  • Hummus, Tomato, and Caper Bruschetta
  • Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque
  • Eggplant Love Lasagna
  • Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Fresh Tomato Sauce
  • Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes
Have I made you hungry, yet?  Those recipes are but a smattering of the many included in the book and since they are provided within the month you would most likely find them (at least where I live)... very easy to incorporate into your menu.

I also like the feel of this cookbook.  It is softbound and just the right size that makes the font large enough to read easily but not so big it takes up the entire kitchen counter (at least in my small-ish kitchen).  There are photos of some of the dishes in the center of the book.  I highly recommend it.

This book was provided by Blogging For Books for the purpose of review but the opinion is my own.

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5 comments:

Denise said...

Sounds perfect for Me.Since I lost 110 lbs ( through Surg.) I need something to help give Me nutrition but low in fat and sugar.I always need a helping hand as not to gain the weight back....but it NEEDS to be easy and readily available or I just won't use it. Thank You for sharing the book-Denise PS. I've been following You for Years now and always find it fun to visit You-Denise

Carrie said...

Hmm, I am definitely intrigued! Thanks for the review.

Mrs.Rabe said...

These recipes sound wonderful!

Thanks for the review of this cookbook! I always need help with vegetables.

Deanna

Anonymous said...

A lot of vegetarian dishes tend to get the "What's this" reaction when I serve them but these sound good. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy!!

Elizabeth