Today, I have the chance to do something I have never done before…And, that is review a cookbook. I received The Blender Girl: 100 Gluten-Free, Vegan Recipes from Blogging for Books for free, in exchange for a honest review.
Written by Tess Masters, she takes readers through the variety places that we need to go if we want to successfully make the most out of our blenders and use it for meals (whether it is smoothies, appetizers and meals, drinks, or desserts). There are plenty of ways we can use our blenders, to make a healthy lifestyle easier. The recipes- there is such a variety of recipes, where the blender and raw eating doesn’t have to be restricted to smoothies. In this cookbook, they have used beautiful pictures to share Masters’ world of gluten-free and vegan recipes. The beautiful photos are taken by Anson Smart.
I would recommend this book to others. One side note on recommending it to others if you have to be nut-free, this would not be the best cookbook for you to utilize as most recipes do involve nuts. However, the author has graciously provided a list of nut-free recipes in the index on page 215. =]
In this book, Masters takes readers through:
- Choosing a blender.
Taking care of our blender.
- Healthy ideas on raw foods (and would serve as a very nice ‘go to’ guide for readers).
- Most importantly, the recipes (Categories include: smoothies and shakes, appetizers, snacks, dips, and spreads, salads, soups, “the main event”, desserts, drinks, juices, and tonics, and condiments, sauces, and creams).
- Resources that will help the reader (from products, to websites and books).