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Good evening and happy hump day! Today has been a busy one with a trip to Leeds and back and I am looting forward to the Derby Stoma Event tomorrow. Is anyone local coming along?
Today is World Food Day and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do a foodie post! I was recently sent a recipe book to review and I wanted to share it with you today as I thought it was perfect timing.
I am not a veggie or a vegan, but I love a varied diet and take inspiration from different styles and cultures, including vegetable based ones. I am always trying to get healthy food into the boys so was delighted to see this was aimed at the whole family.
The Colorful Family Table – Plant Based Recipes For The Whole Family by Ilene Godofsky Moreno
Delight your family’s palate with a rainbow of delicious, plant-based dishes!
Have an array of mouths to feed? Stubborn preteen, picky toddler, or a spouse skeptical of anything labeled “vegan”? The Colorful Family Table is here to help.
Certified health coach, plant-based food blogger and author of The Colorful Kitchen Ilene Godofsky returns with more than 90 all-new plant-based recipes perfect for your family’s table. Created from simple, familiar ingredients, Ilene’s recipes are reader-tested to please even the most finicky family members.
Inside, discover healthy, seasonal recipes, including:Watermelon and Tofu Feta SaladZucchini Corn Fritters with Basil AioliBacon, Kale & Apple SammiePumpkin-Stuffed Pumpkin Mac n CheeseEverything Bagel Pancakes & Spring Veggies with Hollandaise SauceBlueberry Quinoa Cornbread MuffinsTempeh Tacos with Peach SalsaRoss’s Rainbow Veggie Kabobs
With easy-to-follow instructions (even for the kitchen novice!) and prep times designed for busy families, making meals as nutritious and delicious as they are eye-catching has never been easier. Make your family table a colorful family table, and spend more time enjoying the people who matter the most.
What I Thought
Wow, I was so impressed with this cook book! I found it really easy to follow and loved the bright, vibrant food photographs. The ingredients used were readily available and easy to get hold of – which is often a problem with some recipe books I find, which include a variety of weird and wonderful ingredients.. I found the recipes were also really family friendly which was great to see. I found quite a few I know the boys will enjoy.
One of the other great features for me was the seasonal element. Due to the recipes relying on a lot of vegetables, the author talked about the importance of seasonal cooking which is something I try and follow. I definitely find when you cook with things that are in season, they often taste so much better!
My biggest takeaway from macrobiotics, Ayurveda, ancient Chinese medicine and other dietary approaches was that nature provides the food that our bodies need to thrive each season, and that’s awesome!Ilene Godofsky Moreno
Whether you are a vegetarian or vegan, or you are just interested in some plant based recipes and increasing your repertoire, I would definitely recommend this one.
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Before suggesting this book to ou I wanted to try out a coiple of the recipes. I obviously chose a couple from the Autumn section and found the ingredients werealready staples in my house, or essy to find in the supermarket.
I made the easy stewed apples (minus the raisins due to my stoma) which she uses on top of french toast and I think would also be fab on top of pancakes, porridge, with Greek yoghurt or even with some ice-cream for s autumnal dessert. It literally tastes like a mouthful of Autumn and is just heavenly on these colder mornings!
I also made the Loaded Cauliflower and Baked Potato Soup which was delicious. Cauliflower is one of my favourite vegetables and using coconut milk in the recipe really appealed to me. I was super impressed and so pleased to have a batch to freeze. I will definitely be making both again as well as trying out some of the others.
Do you enjoy cooking? Are you interested in seasonal cooking? Check out these other foodie posts you might enjoy –
World Food Day – Chicken Pie by Colitis To Ostomy
Recipe – Sausage Casserole With Apple and Cider by The Spoonie Mummy
Halloween Pumpkin Muffins and Cake by Tea and Cake For The Soul
That’s all from me today, I hope to see some of you tomorrow at the Derby Stoma Care event and will be back for Blogtober Day 17 tomorrow,
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