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What are you craving? + What’s in your cupboard? = Joyful, freestyle cooking!

It’s no secret: Cooking at home is good for you—especially if you are trying to eat more plants (or less gluten). But cooking recipe after recipe can make a healthy lifestyle hard to stick to. Sometimes it’s nice to eat without planning (and shopping) ahead of time!

Enter Freestyle Cooking for L
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Published May 16th 2017 by The Experiment
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Mrs. Europaea
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
In Pantry to Plate, Crosby keeps mealtime real by providing a basic foundation to cooking according to a traditional recipe structure but allowing readers freedom to play around by substituting with ingredients for a variety of impromptu, customized meals.

Set up in parts of: Good Morning, Munch & Lunch, Main Meals, and Sweet Tooth, the text is easy to pick through to find something to suit your needs. Also included is a handy section on Measurements and Conversions and a helpful index.

The r
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Debbie
Jan 09, 2017 rated it liked it
"YumUniverse Pantry to Plate" is a vegan (no meat, dairy, or eggs), gluten-free cookbook. The author provides 30 recipe templates that you can customize based on what you like (or have on hand). She also provided 100 recipes based off of those templates so you can see some of the possibilities. Most of the recipes take between 15-40 minutes to create.

These recipes look fairly simple in terms of cooking skill required. However, the author didn't spend much time explaining how to cook or what the
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Sue
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful book! Wonderful gluten-free vegan recipes - perhaps better for those a bit more experienced in the kitchen - these are generally slightly more involved, sometimes with special pans or uncommon ingredients, but she's great about offering work-arounds if you don't own a cast-iron skillet or beau monde seasoning, for example. I've made a few of the recipes, and they are all just fabulous, despite me being a novice in the kitchen! I also happen to know the author personally, and she is equ ...more
Colleen
Nov 03, 2017 rated it liked it
The author chose to use a new recipe format in this book. One that tries to mimic the process you use with recipes you are very experienced with. You just pick and choose ingredients to fit categories based on what you have available. However, I found it confusing to read. Trying to skim the recipe and get a feel for what to do was difficult. I'd have prefered a normal recipe format for the main recipe as well as the new format.

Otherwise once again a collection of interesting recipes I think I
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Critterbee❇
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
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The forward explains that the author, Heather Crosby, was told while in her 20s that she would be required to take medication for the rest of her life. Not loving that, she decided instead to improve her eating habits. To help home cooks to eat more healthily, her book is filled with easy instructions on cooking techniques for a variety of ingredients, and methods for planning meals and working with what ingredients that you have on hand.

And, because she was 'not good at following recipes,' she
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Monica
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Already made the zucchini muffins! So yum! Look forward to making many more recipes from this wonderful book.
Marilee
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nice graphics. Loved the accommodations and variety of options on each recipe. Would definitely recommend.
Sarah Lee
Lots of great recipes and ideas.
Rhonda Lomazow
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful guide to healthy eating.Heather show you how to stock your pantry shares wonderful recipes &seven teaches you to improvise recipes. ...more
Mary L.
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I like the layout of this book- giving you recipes and then many riffs using what is in your pantry. For example, there is a chapter on Warm Cereals, and Heather provides a chart that breaks it down into grain options, dairy-free milk options, flavor options and additions. Therefore, you're left with so many possibilities in addition to the three actual recipes that she provides for warm cereals. This is a clever way of putting the tools into the readers hands and encouraging them to use the rec ...more
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I own Heather;s previous cookbook and love it. Pantry to Plate does not disappoint. Heather has great ideas and guidelines on how to create simple and delicious dishes 'freestyle'.
If you're a more adventurous cook and like to trial new things and mix up recipes - you will really like this.
If you're a beginner and follow recipes to the T this might be a nice intro into trying to make it on your own in the kitchen!
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Heather Crosby is the author of the upcoming book YumUniverse Infinite Possibilities for a Gluten-Free Plant-Powerful Whole-Food Lifestyle which will release October 28, 2014—a day she may cartwheel down the street with excitement.

Heather is also a certified T. Colin Campbell Foundation plant-based wellness coach who has developed a unique and well-loved collection of over 500 gluten-free, plant-
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