NATURAL FEASTS: BOOK 3 DELICIOUSLY ELLA BY Ella Mills

Natural Feasts: 100+ Healthy, Plant-Based Recipes to Share and Enjoy with Friends and Family (Deliciously Ella Book 3) by [Mills, Ella]

Internationally bestselling author of Deliciously Ella, Ella Mills offers more than 100 exciting, accessible recipes to show how clean, gluten-free, plant-based eating is the perfect way to entertain friends and satisfy your guests.

In Natural Feasts, Ella Mills makes it easy to prepare delicious food for you, your friends and family, for any event. No more wondering whether certain dishes go together or how you can provide delicious, plant-based meals that won’t leave your guests craving what isn’t good for them, Ella makes life simple with her menus—whether you are planning a laid-back brunch, a last-minute lunch, or a fancy dinner, she has it covered with hearty recipes that celebrate her natural eating philosophy. This gorgeous book also showcases more than one hundred full-color photographs, beautifully illustrating that clean eating and entertaining are a perfect match.

When conventional medicine failed her, Ella overcame a rare, devastating illness by switching to a plant-based diet. With no formal culinary training, she began developing her own recipes and blogging about her journey. She’s a self-taught cook. She’s approachable. She inspires people. Now Ella shares her personal ideas and recipes for every foodie occasion, from cozy nights alone to easy kitchen suppers, flavorsome feasts, birthday parties, picnics, and mocktails and cocktails. Deliciously Ella with Friends is the go-to book for anyone who wants to make simpler, healthier food choices—for themselves and their friends and family.

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First this is one of the best books I’ve seen on plant-based eating! Which is what I do. The pictures are beautiful, the recipes are simple and easy to follow and her menus are what makes things so simple for the beginner or for those of us who have been plant based for our health for a long time. Follow her on Instagram to get inspired and learn how a healthy diet can be delicious and good for you at the same time!

Netgalley/SimonSchuster   Release Date is October 17th.

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PLANT BASED COOKBOOK BY TRISH SEBBEN-KRUPKA

Plant-Based Cookbook: Good for Your Heart, Your Health, and Your Life; 200 Whole-food Recipes by [Sebben-Krupka, Trish]

The other day I had an appointment on the other side of the city so I dropped in on the new library they recently completed in that neighborhood.  It was very well planned out and easy to find everything you wanted. And that is where I found this cookbook. Usually I will find Vegan, Paleo,Keto,Dash,Atkins and on and on but rarely do I find a strictly plant-based one.

I was pretty excited and then I got pretty unexcited. Whenever I get to the section on Tofu, Tempeh and Seitan my eyes glaze over and I’m like…Meh. Soy and I do not get along well. At all. The reason I don’t eat meat is because of the texture, plus I could never kill anything, well except for that coyote who was stealing my chickens that one time. But back to the soy. I don’t want to make pretend meat. I don’t like Tofu. And soy milk makes my boobs grow a cup size overnight, and it tastes like a petroleum product to me.

Needless to say the book wasn’t a winner with me. I like my food in the simplest form possible. If a recipe has more than 9 ingredients, I’m not cooking it. I did find one good risotto recipe in there, now I just need the 3 different types of mushrooms to make it.

My philosophy now is that plant eaters don’t really need a cookbook. You know what you want to eat or in my case, because of my Celiac and Crohn’s, it’s what I can eat that doesn’t cause me pain and bloating for days.

Try it out and you may just like it. It just didn’t make the cut for me.

Dinner Chez Moi by Elizabeth Bard

Dinner Chez Moi: 50 French Secrets to Joyful Eating and Entertaining by [Bard, Elizabeth]

Tips, tricks and recipes to make your feasts and fetes more French, from the New York Times bestselling author of Lunch in Paris and Picnic in Provence
When Elizabeth Bard, a New Yorker raised on Twizzlers and instant mac and cheese, fell for a handsome Frenchman and moved to Paris, she discovered a whole new world of culinary delights. First in Paris, then in a tiny village in Provence, Elizabeth explored the markets, incorporating new ingredients and rituals into her everyday meals and routines.

After 15 years of cooking in her own French kitchen, making French friends–and observing her slim and elegant French mother-in-law–Elizabeth has gathered a treasure trove of information that has radically changed her own eating habits for the better. She realized that what most Americans call “dieting”–smaller portions, no snacking, a preference for seasonal fruits and vegetables, and limited sugar–the French simply call “eating.” And they do it with pleasure, gusto, and flair.

With wit, sound advice, and easy-to-follow recipes, Bard lets her readers in on a range of delightful–and useful–French secrets to eating and living well, including hunger as the new foreplay, the top five essential French cooking tools and 15 minute meals popular throughout France, and the concept of benevolent dictatorship: why French kids eat veggies, and how to get yours to eat them, too. Whether you’re ready for a complete kitchen transformation or simply looking for dinner party inspiration, Dinner Chez Moi is a fun, practical, and charming how-to guide that will add a dash of joie de vivre to your kitchen–and your life!

Ms. Bard is a very interesting woman! I have her books Lunch in Paris and Picnic in Provence, both full of France, food and love.

She is not a fussy chef. She is a cook, who after being raised on the typical American Fare,adjusted her sails and learned how to cook and eat like the people around her do.

This book is full of basic and easy recipes utilizing the 50 Secrets of a French kitchen. And they could not be any simpler. This new book came out in April.

Charming and Delicious, it’s a win-win!

xx Patricia

The Beach House Cookbook by Mary Kay Andrews

The Beach House Cookbook

 

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You probably recognize the name Mary Kay Andrews from her many NYT bestsellers such as The Weekenders, Beach Town, Summer Rental and more.

Now she has come out with a very Southern Cookbook. Easy, laid back, summery cookbook. First let me say this is such a pretty book and you all know how much I love a pretty book cover and inside.

All of the recipes are old, and well loved southern and beachy dishes. All a big part of my childhood and adulthood.

The recipes are listed under categories such as Summer Solstice Dinner, Beach Picnic, Book Bash Cocktail Party and so many more. Easy recipes for Pimento Cheese, Biscuits, Fried Chicken, Crab Cakes, Pound Cake and so much more.

I hope y’all love it as much as I do! It just came out in time for my birthday this month, so I had to have it!

You can check it out on Amazon