Can you believe the official arrival of spring is just a few days away?
While cold temperatures, and even snow, continues to effect many throughout the nation, others are already feeling the warmth of summer. No matter what the weather is, it’s always a great time for reading.
As we enjoy another Sunday Salon, I have an interesting book – actually cookbook – to share with you. I will admit the author of this cookbook is what first drew my attention and then I became intrigued by what it offered. The cookbook is written by Mayim Bialik. You may remember her as Bloom, others will know her as Amy Farrah Fowler from The Big Bang Theory TV show. I was surprised to learn Mayim received a PhD in Neuroscience from UCLA, specializing in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome.
As you relax and enjoy another cup of your favorite beverage, I’ll share my thoughts on this cookbook.
MAYIM’S VEGAN TABLE by Mayim Bialik
This interesting cookbook includes over 100 healthy recipes that are easy to prepare. There are tips and informational tidbits woven throughout.
The cookbook begins with helpful information on what plant-based eating really is and how we can benefit from it. At the same time, the author notes that the vegan lifestyle can take some time to adjust to and that it may not be for everyone.
The contents are divided into the usual food categories: breakfast; soups, salads and sandwiches; snacks, sauces and dips; veggies and sides; entries; bread; and desserts. There is also a metric table to help with conversions.
The cookbook’s style is reminiscent of cookbooks from an earlier era when few photos were included and the emphasis was on the recipes. This style gives the cookbook the feel of something handled down from generation to generation. The few color photos includes focus on the dishes presented and give the food a very appealing look.
While there does appear to be an ingredient missing in a few of the recipes, for the most part cooks will be able to adjust the recipes without any problems. The recipes call for simple and easy techniques that result in a delicious dish that is also healthy.
I found this cookbook informative and chalked full of tasty dishes that even non-vegans can enjoy. MAYIM’S VEGAN TABLE makes a nice addition to any cookbook collection as it offers healthy and appetizing recipes.
Mayim’s Vegan Table: More Than 100 Great-Tasting and Healthy Recipes from My Family to Yours by Mayim Bialik with Dr. Jay Gordon, Da Capo Lifelong Books, @2014, ISBN: 978-0738217048, Paperback, 256 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure – I request this book and it was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
I appreciate you stopping by today. Are you or someone you know a vegan? Have you ever thought about becoming a vegan? I’m a meat-lover, but this cookbook showed me some interesting dishes to incorporate into my meal planning.