Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Nonfiction Tuesday - It's All Easy

Gwyneth Paltrow is back to share more than 125 of her favorite recipes that can be made in the time it would take to order takeout (which often contains high quantities of fat, sugar, and processed ingredients). All the dishes are surprisingly tasty, with little or no sugar, fat, or gluten. From easy breakfasts to lazy suppers, this book has something for everybody. Yummy recipes include Chocolate Cinnamon Overnight Oats, Soft Polenta with Cherry Tomatoes, Chicken Enchiladas, Pita Bread Pizzas, Quick Sesame Noodles, and more! Plus, an innovative chapter for "on-the-go" meals (Moroccan Chicken Salad Wrap, Chopped Salad with Grilled Shrimp, and others) that you can take for lunch to work or school, to a picnic, or to eat while watching soccer practice!
Fall in love with summer and Gwenthy's recipes to make memories with everyday cooking. She's very health conscious. So you know, these recipes are good for you.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest cookbook It’s All Easy promises “delicious weekday recipes for the super-busy home cook.” In short, It’s All Easy is exactly the kind of meal mantra we can get behind. These Balsamic-Macerated Berries with Cashew Cream deliver; they are a delicious, plant-based treat that can be prepared (and consumed) in minutes.
Admittedly, we were hesitant about the inclusion of balsamic, but in a moment of clairvoyance, GP reassures readers: “Syrupy balsamic vinegar, usually associated with savoury dishes and salads, is actually the perfect complement to sweet summer berries.” And of course, she was not wrong. Drizzled over fresh strawberries with a sprinkle of coconut sugar and some lemon zest, and served over a fluffy pile of whipped cashew cream (two parts soaked cashews to one part water, whirred in a blender with maple syrup, vanilla, and a pinch of salt), balsamic is the perfect addition to the oh-so-easy dish. 

1 comment:

cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

I LOVE the way the food is photographed - may need to check this one out in the future!