Now that the weather is finally getting warmer my thoughts are turning toward eating healthier. This cookbook is full of healthy recipes that use ingredients that can be found at most supermarkets. There are recipes that cover every meal of the day, from Cinnamon Popovers with Cream Cheese Glaze to sides for dinner like Rosemary Sweet Potatoes with Almond Butter.
While Ms. D’Arabian is known for her Food Network show about cooking inexpensive meals with this book she has shifted her focus a bit and amped up the healthiness of her budget-friendly meals. There are tips throughout the book for supermarket, kitchen and entertainment strategies to help readers stretch their budget while still eating healthy, tasty food. I love the recipe “blueprints” that are also included. These recipes are actually step-by-step directions on how to make everything from frittata to meatballs with numerous options for cooks to personalize the recipe’s formula. A great resource for cooks like me who like to tailor recipes to suit my family’s tastes.
I found the recipes to be simple to make yet very flavorful. There is a pantry list for the cookbook that, once stocked, will make many of the recipes even easier to make without an expensive trip to the supermarket to buy new ingredients for every meal. The pantry items are used in multiple recipes so money isn’t wasted on ingredients that will be partially used then left to sit in refrigerators and cupboards. This is a gem of a book for people looking to eat healthier, but don’t want to spend a fortune doing so.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.