Definitely not my type of book. I read more than half of the book and nothing new was revealed that wasn't included in the synopsis. Also rapid changeDefinitely not my type of book. I read more than half of the book and nothing new was revealed that wasn't included in the synopsis. Also rapid change of POVs (basically every single page) and so many characters that are STILL getting introduced halfway through the book. I'm disappointed because this was compared to Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. ...more
Another one of our cook book reviews! This one is about Seven Spoons by Tara O'Brady. Have you looked at the cover? it is so eye catching and gorgous.Another one of our cook book reviews! This one is about Seven Spoons by Tara O'Brady. Have you looked at the cover? it is so eye catching and gorgous. It is definitely a cook book I would stop at just based on that. This turned out to be the focus of the book because Tara O'Brady's book was also inspired by her cook blog where she posts beautiful photos of all the recipes she makes.
It seems that many cooking bloggers are getting their big break in the form of their own published books. This makes me happy because usually the photography is beautiful on those blogs to attract fanbase. I actually ended up even going on her blog and squeezed at all the gorgeous photos as well as recipes that range from breakfast to dinner. Seven Spoons is divided by meal types. From Breads & Breakfast to Sweets, treats, and sips.
The recipe was also fairly simple however, there is a ton of steps in the recipes.. some are over two pages long. I like details, but this seemed a bit unnecessary. This wasn't the case in this recipe though. However what's nice is that at the beginning of each recipe, the author introduces it and gives a little adjustments depending on your day. For here you have options for a "luxe mood" or "lean days". There is also a note section on the sidebar that is helpful for people who have never cooked with any difficult ingredient, clams in this case. This recipe contains wine but because we don't drink alcohol, we substituted it with vinegar. It's a good thing my made made this because if it was me and I was faced with this delimma.. I would be online googling and panicking about my recipe not turning out right because the book didn't specify an alternative and what if nothing will make it taste as good?
Who always wants a photo of the finished product of the recipe they're trying out? *puts hand up*.. yup, I always want to see what my meal will look like.. I tend to over analyse everything and if I feel that I'm getting some weird color or look.. I'll think it's because I did something wrong.. that's why I never try out recipes without a photo.. unfortunately that's one disadvantage of Seven Spoons.. not all the recipes contain photos.. actually almost half don't and that saddens me to no
end because I know the author probably has photos that correspond to these recipes but it's because each recipe will have to take up an extra page of the book, but it's already on the thicker side as it is. I think that was a complaint my mother and I (she cooked) had in regards to Seven Spoons. Another thing is the meaning behind the title? we assumed it meant all you need is seven spoons to make a recipe, but that wasn't the case.
Recipe review: However, reviewing the recipe itself? it was delicious! I couldn't stop eating it and I actually finished that whole bowl. This is a recipe that I will definitely make again because I'm a big seafood fan and I loved the broth made. This book contains many recipes from different countries. There are some greek, indian, arabic, and asian recipes. There are also some simple ones. I will definitely be flipping through it more and focusing on the recipes without photos too. ...more
Lately we've been requesting cook books from Random House Canada (See Juicing and Salad Love) and we are so in love with every single one we receive.Lately we've been requesting cook books from Random House Canada (See Juicing and Salad Love) and we are so in love with every single one we receive. Random House sure knows how to pick the books and package them beautifully, interior and exterior wise. This specific post will be about My New Roots by Sarah Britton which was released recently.
Sarah Britton is actually dubbed as the "Queen bee of the health blogs" and this book was inspired by her very popular blog. This book contains 100 plant based recipes and I can vouch that even though her ingredients are used by us everyday, her recipes turn them into something more delicious and unique. The book is divided into seasons, with summer split into early and late summer. I love how cook books are dividing their books in this way. Only one recipe was tried from this book but like I said, it was delicious
The final product looked identical to the one in the photo and it was easy to replicate. it is mostly made from lentils and itself on its own is so fulfilling even though it is technically just lentil soup. We just added a bit of friend onion garnish on top, but that was optional.
I love the rustic feel of this recipe and I will definitely be doing this recipe again in the future. All the recipes are very healthy and there are many options such as vegetarian, vegan, and even gluten free options. I really want to try out the dessert section because there are some mouth watering ones I've tabbed for later. Also, my whole family loved this dish....more