Publisher: Sonoma Press
Release Date: 8/10/2015
In the age of green smoothie detoxes and elimination diets, it’s easy to forget that you can actually enjoy flavorful, satisfying food and live a more healthful life. The cuisine of the Mediterranean is some of most nourishing and delicious in the world, and The Mediterranean Table includes more than 150 recipes that promise to make keeping the Mediterranean diet a natural, simple lifestyle change.
While other Mediterranean cookbooks have a strict culinary focus or a strict diet focus, The Mediterranean Table marries the two—and proves that you don’t have to have a Sicilian grandmother to fill your kitchen with the flavors and traditions of this classic way of eating. With cooking tips, easy-to-prepare recipes, detailed nutritional information, an at-a-glance meal plan, and regional spotlights for every recipe, The Mediterranean Table will take readers on a culinary journey through Southern Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East, all while sharing a time-tested tradition of healthy eating.
I have to say, the synopsis is spot on! I love cooking, which shouldn’t be a surprise considering I love food but it is. I honestly thought that I’d hate the time, money and effort involved, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised. I’m heading back to college in a couple weeks and have a kitchen in my new dorm! So I went out to the bookstore and bought a cookbook (which *side-note* can can we talk about how expensive they are?).
I’ve been on a self-imposed, calorie-restrictive diet so I knew I wanted a healthy one which also provided me with a calorie count AND had food I liked in it. So I searched and right before I was going to give up, I found this gem and began using it to practice before I got to school.
This book is full of recipes, some are easier than others, and a WHOLE section detailing the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. It provides a list of places to find hard-to-locate ingredients. Overall my two favorite recipes I’ve made are spinach and feta stuffed chicken breasts and vegetarian kofte. I would HIGHLY recommend this and let me know if there are any cookbooks I should try next. Apparently Nevel from ICarly released one, which like obviously I want.
Have a Great Weekend,