New Cookbooks for When You Want to be Healthy but Kale is Gross

by - May 11, 2020


Sugar Detox in 10 Days: 100+ Recipes to Help Eliminate Sugar Cravings by Pam Rocca
out May 5, 2020
ISBN: 9781646117529
Paperback: $15.29 / Kindle: $6.99

I let this book sit for a while before looking at it because I thought it was going to be some punitive kale-based diet, and the last thing I wanted to do in the middle of a pandemic was punish myself. However, the sun is out today, I'm feeling good, and I figured it was time to look at it.

It is actually a helpful cookbook of tasty-looking sugar-free recipes designed to help you cut down on processed sugars. I skipped the intro (does anyone read the beginning of cookbooks or are all authors just shouting into the void there?) and went straight to the recipes and I am not disappointed!

I already have most of these ingredients, and it looks awesome. It has earned a spot on my bookshelf.

Highly recommended for folks who like food but wish they ate less sugary garbage.


One-Pot Vegan Cookbook: 125 Recipes for Your Dutch Oven, Sheet Pan, Electric Pressure Cooker, and More by Gunjan Dudani
out May 19, 2020
ISBN: 978-1646116560
Paperback: $15.29 / Kindle: $6.99 / Free on Kindle Unlimited

This vegan cookbook seems like it was written by a real human with a family and a job.

I read a lot of vegan cookbooks. I'm not vegan, but I try to cook with less meat than I used to. Often in vegan cookbooks, recipes call for bizarre, expensive ingredients you have to special order online, and the food tends to be unfilling and unsatisfying and the sort of thing you suffer through as penance while the rest of your family eats a box of mac and cheese.

Not so, here! These recipes seem flavorful and savory, the kind of thing a family will happily sit down to eat together. I plan on trying some of these soon, and will add it to my personal collection.


Simple Superfood Soups by Pamela Ellgen
out April 28, 2020
ISBN: 978-1646114702
Paperback: $8.98/ Kindle: $0.99 

I appreciate when a cookbook teaches me some things!

Excellent information for creating broths and savory soups, and the kind of recipes that are easily tweaked to fit what you have in the kitchen. I'm sure to get a lot of mileage out of this one.

These cookbooks were received free from Rockridge Press to review. If I didn't like them, you wouldn't be hearing about them.

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