Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway: Plant-Powered Families by Dreena Burton

This Friday, I will give away a SIGNED copy of PLANT-POWERED FAMILIES by Dreena Burton! Check out my FB page for details!

Book Review:
It all started with my desperate need to find a plant-based Caesar salad dressing that did not contain oil. Everything I tried tasted terrible. Then, my book arrived—Plant-Powered Families—written by the well-known mom and chef, Dreena Burton.  I wanted to quickly thumb through the book, but it was hard to when every page—every recipe and photo—drew me in! Finally, I made it to page 106. YES! An oil-free Caesar dressing with ingredients I could find at my local Trader Joe’s. With company invited for dinner that coming weekend (and oven-roasted eggplant “parmesan” subs on the menu), I knew this would be the perfect complement. Let’s just say EVERYONE licked their salad bowl clean.

The next recipe I tried was the Balsamic-Glazed Seasoned Yam Fries (p. 155). We were having homemade veggie burgers and these took the show away.  My sons (who are not huge sweet potato fans) scarfed them down in seconds flat.

From the Ultimate Teriyaki Stir-Fry (p. 166) to the deliciously nut-meggy Best Banana Bread (p. 48), everyone in my family has thoroughly enjoyed each and every recipe I have made so far.  Even though my children are practically grown, this book has been a hit in my home.  Having the boys home this summer, I was cooking for four again. I am so glad I had this book of gems to make me seem like a star mom in the kitchen.        

I especially appreciate that I haven’t had to skip over recipes because Dreena used all WHOLE food ingredients in every recipe. With my “no-oil” restriction, I always feel like I have to modify recipes. Thankfully, this has not been the case!

Finally, please don’t miss out on Part Four of Plant-Powered Families. This is a section NO ONE should skip. It has a plethora of important information, including do-it-yourself staples recipes and helpful cooking guides. The sample meal plans make it really simple to find ideas for feeding your family, while the FAQ section offers answers to nutrition questions you might be wondering about.

All around, the book gets 5 out of 5 stars. It will soon be another one of my "beat up" cookbooks because I will be using it ALL the time!

This Friday, I will give away a SIGNED copy of PLANT-POWERED FAMILIES by Dreena Burton!
Check out my FB page for details!

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