Difficulty of Recipe: Easy to Moderate (mainly because of ingredients)
Rating: 1 star
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The cookbook is a huge product push for the authors who have their own food product line of specially blended flours, sweet blend, noodles and some things I don't even know what to call. All of which you have to order online and which are needed for a huge portion of the recipes. They do say you can make your own blends or buy alternate ingredients but they strongly point out how bad those choices are compared to their brand. (expensive too!) and the attitude comes off as a hard endorsement. It's not a friendly approach to cooking or one that is inclusive.
There were a number of ingredients I had never heard of. I called my mother who is a baker and she'd never heard of them. Though they claim they're easy to find at all Walmarts/Targets. Hrms. I doubt.
Some of the items... pressed peanut flour, integral collagen, mineral salt, whole husk psyllium flakes, mct oil, ghee.
The cookbook as a whole is very unfriendly towards vegetarianism.
Even recipes that were veggie-ish or desserts included gelatin which...not something a vegetarian can have.
There were also just some weird things. I was excited about the large dessert section and their pro-dessert attitude until I looked at the recipes that included ingredients like okra, radish, black beans, spinach and gelatin. Em. No. No thanks at all.
Recipes also had very 'cutsie' names that weren't helpful in knowing what they were and for the most part the photos were of the obvious dishes while the ones that left me scratching my head were photo-less.
Ex--Breggy Fry Up, Tangy Tato Soup, Cream of Sweet Stuff Soup, Papster Thighs, etc
The photographs were nice enough though not numerous. Maybe 1 in 3 recipes had photos.
There are a TON of recipes. Over 350 of them. How many did I mark down to try? 5.
Of the 5 recipes I marked to try 3 would have to be altered to be veggie friendly.
Eggroll in a Bowl
Sweetie on Steroids
Cornbread Crusted Mexican Pie
Chicken Fried Tofu
Honestly I'm usually pretty excited to try out a recipe for each cookbook and feature it. I really don't have any urge with this one.
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