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After completing the Whole 30 program, this
Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2019
Cookbook will give you lots of great recipes and ideas on how to continue to succeed along quite happily with the clean and delicious eating. Many of the recipes are leaning towards the authors Italian roots but there are plenty of different interests to suit any pallet as the chapters denote:
Mom-Bo Italiano - 12 delectably, protein forward recipes
Tacos y Mad - 11 Spanish Themed Meals
Better Than Takeout - 11 Asian Inspired Offerings
Satisfying Salads - 10 Green Beauties with lots of protein and interesting dressing
Soups for the Soul - 11 Yummy cauldrons from every corner of the globe
A Taste of Mediterranean - 11 Recipes that lean towards Greece
Curried and Spiced - 17 offerings from this hot category, many of Indian origin but a few from NOLA and “the Boot”
Southern Charms - 11 Meals from south of the Mason Dixon line
Cleaned Up Kid Food - 4 EZ fixes for the younger set
Back to Basics - 4 very simple preparations, like roast chicken and immersion blender mayo...
Pantry staples are included to make the cooking experience easier as well as the shopping: ghee, coconut milk, arrowroot & tapioca starch,almond flour, coconut aminos and Red Boat fish sauce complete the list. Remember that all ingredients must be free from sugar and additives.
“Nourish. Not Punish” This is the heart cry for author, Alex Snodgrass. Her compassion and drive are felt on these pages. Each recipe is layed out to include: how many it will serve, how it can be modified for Whole 30, Paleo, Gluten Free, or free from anything else and total cooking time. She includes little nuggets about her own life and experiences that are evoked as a result of the recipe. Happily, each one has a picture of the finished product and most have an offset, rectangular box called “From My Kitchen to Yours” that contains additional tips and tricks to enhance your kitchen experience. The index is also set up to frank back into specific recipes if you purchase the Kindle version; one of my favorite features!
“The Defined Dish” is an hugely useful and healthy cookbook for more than just graduates of the Whole 30 program. The recipes are moderate in skill level, the ingredients are easily obtained and there’s a wide variety without being too far off the culinary center of the road. Today is a soup day - Mexican Cabbage it will be; Ole’📚