Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Eating from the Ground Up: A Review

If you've been meaning to add more veggies to your diet, but steamed green beans and boiled carrots just doesn't sound that appealing, Eating from the Ground Up was written just for you.

Author and blogger Alana Chernila (of Eating from the  Ground Up blog) introduces us to the world of spectacularly amazing vegetable recipes, from Caramelized Hakurei Turnips and Millet-Stuffed Tomatoes, to Roasted Radishes with Feta Mint Sauce and Swiss Chard Rolls. The recipes are easy to follow and accompanied by a ton of vibrant, beautifully shot photographs.

I personally can't wait to dive into these healthy, colorful, and deceptively simple dishes that are not only good for me, but are stunning and company-worthy, too!

*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Power Plates: A Review

Imagine sitting down to a meal at your table and before you is only one plate (or bowl or cup). No sides. No multiple courses. Just one complete dish...on one single plate.

Now imagine that meal being one of the most colorful, healthy, and flavorful meals of your life.

Lucky you, you've just imagined a "power plate" created by Gena Hamshaw of The Full Helping blog! She features 100 of them in her newest cookbook, Power Plates.

I don't know about you, but once I understood her concept (nutritionally balanced, one-dish vegan meals), I couldn't wait to try them out. I'm going to start with the Tofu Migas, Masala Lentil Salad with Cumin-Roasted Carrots, and White Bean Ribollita. Next will probably be Greek Bowls with Lentil Keftedes and Cashew Tzatziki. Then maybe Pudla with Spicy Sauteed Spinach. And last, but not least, Stuffed Peppers with Farro, Herbs, and Tempeh Sausage. 

The book is full of beautiful photography and clear, easy-to-follow directions. 

I know I won't be disappointed--and neither will you.

*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.