The past few days I have been cooking mostly from – Eat Shrink and Be Merry:
These two women have a show here in Canada as well but I have yet to watch it. It really is a great cookbook. At first I was a bit unsure because the recipes had TONS AND TONS of ingredients – yes my grocery bill is slightly higher but a lot of the recipes call for the same spices and sauces so it is not like I am buying something and then throwing the rest away. Some of them are a bit ‘complicated’ and slightly time consuming but so far everything has been more then worth the time.
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So far I have made 5 or 6 recipes from the book (just in the past few days alone)! I must say the mashed cauliflower could almost pass as regular mashed potatoes ! Like I mentioned before they book uses a lot of the same ingredients over and over. On the weekend I made the Kernel Austin salad and still have half a can of black beans and half a red onion in the fridge… well they will work great in the Mexician Lasagna I am going to make tonight! So far almost every recipe has called for Cilantro, Cumin and Chili Powder… not really fond of the Cilantro. So once you buy those few spices you are all set (for the most part!).
So don’t be put off by the huge list of ingredients most of the recipes call for. In most cases they are spices or simple stuff you probably already have (lemon juice, soya sauce, bbq sauce, etc).
As you can tell… I am not used to cooking from real a cookbook 😉
The book is packed full of recipes for every thing and every occasion. Party foods (dips, chicken wings, deviled eggs…), chicken recipes, turkey, pork, beef, desserts, etc. I like how the book breaks it up into poultry, seafood, pork, ground meat, etc.
I recommend this cookbook to everyone! It would be pretty simple to prepare a few recipes on the weekend and then heat them up throughout the week. I also find the recipes make a lot and leave room for leftovers… at least for us!
Too many tasty recipes in this cookbook that I can not wait to try! One recipe I keep eyeing up is the pizza dip… it sounds soooo good. I am going to try that this weekend for sure!