Thursday, December 3, 2015
Over the Counter # 292
First up is The Modern Family Cookbook.
From the publisher, Time Life Books:
"From the hit television phenomenon Modern Family comes an unconventional cookbook that invites you into the kitchen with the quirky characters you know and love. Packed with more than 100 crowdpleasing recipes, The Modern Family Cookbook is a must-have for every fan's kitchen shelf. From "Cam's Country-Comes-to-Town Farmhouse Breakfast" and the "Dunphy's Failsafe Roast Chicken" to "Manny's Spectacular Tiramisu," these delicious dishes celebrate the crazy chaos of the family table. Expertly tested recipes are appropriate for cooks of all ages, while colorful food photography and show stills make the book as fun to flip through as it is to cook from.
Of course, family meals aren't just about the food. The Modern Family Cookbook also highlights some of the show's best laugh-out-loud moments with guides, quizzes, lists, and special features. Find out whether you're a parent or a peer-ent, peruse Lily's diva tips, and swoon over Manny's love poems. Ever wondered what it looks like inside Phil's brain? Open this book to find out.
The Modern Family Cookbook is a reminder that you that no matter how crazy family can be, they are still the people you have to feed and sit with around a table. Come for the food, stay for the fun."
Inspiralized: Turn Vegetables into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals by Ali Maffucci
From the publisher, Clarkson Potter:
"The definitive cookbook for using a spiralizer: the kitchen gadget that turns vegetables and fruits into imaginative, low-carb dishes.
On her wildly popular blog, Inspiralized, Ali Maffucci is revolutionizing healthy eating. Whether you’re low-carb, gluten-free, Paleo, or raw, you don’t have to give up the foods you love. Inspiralized shows you how to transform more than 20 vegetables and fruits into delicious meals that look and taste just like your favorite indulgent originals. Zucchini turns into pesto spaghetti; jicama becomes shoestring fries; sweet potatoes lay the foundation for fried rice; plantains transform into “tortillas” for huevos rancheros.
Ali’s recipes for breakfast, snacks, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, salads, casseroles, rices, pastas, and even desserts are easy to follow, hard to mess up, healthful, and completely fresh and flavorful. Best of all, she tells you how to customize them for whatever vegetables you have on hand and whatever your personal goal may be—losing weight, following a healthier lifestyle, or simply making easy meals at home.
Here, too, are tons of technical tips and tricks; nutritional information for each dish and every vegetable you can possibly spiralize; and advice for spiralizing whether you’re feeding just yourself, your family, or even a crowd. So bring on a hearty appetite and a sense of adventure—you’re ready to make the most of this secret weapon for healthy cooking.
(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)