A new cookbook from the wildly popular food blog, Minimalist Baker promises to make your cooking easier than ever. The highly anticipated third cookbook in the wildly popular vegan food blog, Minimalist Baker promises to make cooking a “meditative process.” It is “an exciting and powerful book filled with delicious recipes for healthy dinners and gifts for friends and family.” It is a great gift idea for the health-conscious cook.
“The recipes in this cookbook are simple and tasty, employing plant-based foods that are nutrient-dense and good for you.” It is definitely a diet for people who want to live a “greener” lifestyle, and appreciate delicious dishes. In addition to “regular” recipes, the cookbook offers “special occasion” recipes as well as seasonal menus for “any occasion.” These “special occasion” recipes include finger sandwiches, pizza and brownies. They also have desserts such as chocolate cake, pies and cupcakes.
The recipes in this vegan cookbook are simple and delicious, using plant-based foods that are nutrient-dense and good for you. One of the recipes in the Minimalist Baker cookbook comes in a bright orange glass pie container. You will use one half cup of creamy lemon juice, one tablespoon of vanilla extract, and mix in three and one-half cups of raw sugar. After letting it cool off, cut into chunks and serve in pita sandwiches.
I also absolutely love the chocolate cake recipe in this book. It is delicious and easy to make. The ingredients are simple and the directions are clear. There are only ten ingredients which are easy to find at any grocery store and they are all natural. This is another recipe that is an absolute “must have” for a minimalist baker.
Another tasty vegan option in the Minimalist Baker cookbook is the angel food cake. This is a delicious vegan recipe with a nice, fluffy texture and rich flavor. The ingredients are very simple and there are only nine ingredients that are vital to the success of this dessert. You will need apples, fresh fruit juice and unsweetened cocoa powder. This is a delicious smoothie made with just those ingredients, which are blended together, frozen and stirred in a blender until smooth and creamy.
With only ten recipes, this cookbook does not have enough variety. But, when I say variety, I do not mean that there are only ten different recipes. In fact, there are more than twenty different recipes in this book, and they are all delicious. Some of them I would say are “must haves” for a minimalist baker. If you have ever tried to make a dessert from scratch without any preparation, then you will immediately see how much prep work can be involved. It’s almost as if you are making the desserts in advance, in a clean environment and in less time than it would take you to make the same dessert from scratch.
When it comes to flavor combinations, this Minimalist Baker cookbook has had some exciting food spotlight moments. One particular favorite has to do with blueberries and coconut. With the recipes separated into different sections, the berry and coconut combination is created with a smoothie and ice cream base. This is a delicious and easy dessert idea for a beginner baker, as well as a more experienced cook who is looking for a more advanced flavor combination. Blueberries and coconut make a delicious combination for breakfast, too. Other yummy combinations that can be made from this cookbook include bananas, banana pudding and macadamia nut berry, and yogurt and cranberry apple.
To conclude, I must say that the Minimalist Baker cookbook is full of fun and delicious recipes. The photographs posted on the website give an amazing view of what the recipes will look like when fully completed. The fact that there are only nine recipes and they are delicious makes these recipes worth the price of admission. If you are looking for a new cook book with recipes you can trust, check out the Minimalist Baker Cookbook by Robin Marcus.