Smiling like Sunshine: At Home In The Whole Food Kitchen

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

At Home In The Whole Food Kitchen

If you follow my Instagram account,you probably know that I try really hard to incorporate wholesome, healthy foods into our diets. I was intrigued when I first heard about At Home In the Whole Food Kitchen by Amy Chaplin. When I received it, I wasn't wrong: It is a gem. A great resource with beautiful pictures,delicious,healthy  recipes and a great deal of knowledge.
Just browsing through the book, you can feel Amy Chaplin's deep appreciation for good food. Being born and bred in Australia, Amy Chaplin talks about how from a very young age, she has spent many hours in their kitchen and garden. 
The book consists of two parts. Part One lays out the basics of a whole foods kitchen. The pantry essentials: The legumes,super foods,nuts and seeds, the oils and flours, how to store them, the equipment that you will need, even the type of water that is best to use.. All explained in the first part that ends with a section on pantry recipes.
Part Two consists of recipes for breakfasts, soups, salads, snacks, whole meals and desserts. I also really enjoyed the little snippets of personal anecdotes with each recipe.
 As the weather is warmer now,we like having light dinners so most of the time we have salads.I have tried a few of the salad recipes in the book so far and I have been very pleased with how easy and tasty they were.

Shaved Courgette Salad 

I am really looking forward to trying the fermented foods in autumn. And of course the desserts section looks very delicious,too. I just need to find an excuse to bake that gorgeous chocolate hazelnut layer cake!

Disclosure:I received the book for free from the publisher for review purposes. All opinions my own.

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