by Veronica Bosgraaf
Bring more whole, real ingredients into your kitchen and replace processed foods with the 120 plant-based recipes in Pure Food.
A busy mother of three who was frustrated with trying to find healthy, organic snacks for her kids, Veronica Bosgraaf decided to make one herself, the Pure Bar. Now nationally available and widely beloved, the bar kick started a nutrition overhaul in Veronica’s home. Clean foods and a new, simple way of cooking and eating replaced anything overly processed and loaded with sugar.
Organized by month to take advantage of seasonal produce, Pure Foodshares Veronica’s easy vegetarian recipes, many of which are vegan and gluten-free, too.
With 18 color photographs and tips for "cleaning" your kitchen and lifestyle—from drying your own herbs to getting rid of chemical cleaners—Pure Food shows the simple steps you can take to make your cooking and living more healthful.
This cookbook just seemed a little too complicated for me. I don't mind a good culinary challenge now and again, but I don't want to scour the grocery store for unfamiliar ingredients every week. So I've only made two or three recipes out of this book.
If you want to eat more real food and enjoy trying new foods and more challenging recipes, this book is for you. I was just a little misled by the "simple way of cooking" claim in the book summary.
The recipes I did try were delicious and pretty easy: Huevos Rancheros and Cacao Chip Banana Bread. I also really appreciate the "Pure Pantry" notes in the beginning of the book, as well as the tips sprinkled throughout (i.e. natural pest deterrents or homemade laundry detergent).
*I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.