I know I'm the only weirdo among my friends who likes cookbooks as well as any novel... but I have to post a review of this book.
I LOVE IT. This is thI know I'm the only weirdo among my friends who likes cookbooks as well as any novel... but I have to post a review of this book.
I LOVE IT. This is the best new cookbook I've got for a very long time. I got it for Christmas, and with a new baby and all, I really hadn't had time to start trying recipes until now (the price of wheat and other groceries helped kick me into gear, too!). Anyway, I've tried probably around 20-25 of the recipes in this book, and all of them have been outstanding. We only had one that the family didn't care for, but I think it was just a flavor combination that we didn't like. It was the Cheddar Scallion Rolls, and the bread turned out amazingly soft and light for whole wheat, we just didn't like the onions and dill in them.
Anyway, this is not a health food book by any stretch of the imagination. The cookies, for example, still have a ton of fat and sugar in them, just like any cookies. But I figure if you're going to make cookies anyway, might as well sneak some of that food storage wheat in there to make them more healthy and economical. And you won't be "settling" at all. These recipes are fantastic. All of the cookies I've tried are nearly 100% whole grain and the whole family has loved all of them.
One bit of advice-- It's very helpful to have a grain mill if you plan on using this book to it's fullest potential. There are several whole grain flours used that would be kind of hard to find, I think. But you can get the whole seeds (grains?) in the bulk bins at WinCo or at the Preparedness Store, (for those in I.F.), and grind them yourself.
A side note-- As I was typing up this review, Kelly asked what I was doing. I told her I was writing a review of a cookbook. She asked which one, so I showed her the picture at the top of this page. She said, and I quote, "OH!! I love that book! That has the best recipes ever in it!!" So there ya go. From the mouth of a 6 year old picky child....more