Happy Monday lovely readers. I hope you are well. I am currently sipping on hot lemon water after teaching a yoga class this morning and attending another, a little bit of sunshine on a grey day!
After picking up the Deliciously Ella cookbook a couple of weeks ago I have been trying out as many recipes as I can so I figured it was about time I gave you my thoughts.
Firstly I love how simple the recipes in this book are. Call me crazy but as much as I love cooking I do not have the time to spend hours in the kitchen, so any recipe which is quick, easy, doesn't require a million different ingredients and is healthy to boot is a winner in my mind. The book starts with a little introduction and a run down on all the things you'll need to get started which is very similar to the Oh She Glows cookbook. This is really useful, more so if you are just starting out with a plant based diet.
Recipes I LOVE are the Creamy Coconut Porridge which is the perfect energising breakfast at this time of the year, and it is super tasty too. The Black + Kidney Bean Chilli is a super easy recipe, by far the best vegan chilli recipe I have tried and it is applauded by meat eaters too - bonus! Sweet Potato Wedges - because lets face it, what's not to love here?! The Roasted Squash, Olive, Avocado and Rocket Salad is the perfect salad for a winters day, warming and filling. The perfect brunch recipe is the Sweet Potato Pancakes Matt told me that I can make those again!
The one disappointing recipe I have tried so far was the Veggie Lasagne (which tellingly didn't have a picture!) which was nice enough but didn't really seem like Lasagne to me. I won't be making that one again, instead sticking to my own tried and tested Veggie Lasagne recipe which isn't vegan but tastes oh so good!
All in all I really like the recipes in this book and I am looking forward to trying out a few more this week. My next task today is writing up my grocery list as we go food shopping on a Monday eve. I would prefer if the recipes were sorted in the book by meals i.e breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks etc because I think it would be easier to navigate. The index can be confusing when you are searching for a recipe because it will send you off to a page full of text rather than the recipe itself. That being said I do highly recommend this book if you are looking for more plant based recipes or a new cookbook!
Deliciously Ella in available for £7.99. Do you have any favourite plant based recipe books?
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