With soaring temperatures these days, The No-Cook No-Bake Cookbook offers 101 delicious recipes to keep you and your kitchen cool. With over 80 glossy photos, the book is divided into four chapters – Breakfast & Brunch, Starters and Sides, Main Dishes and Desserts.
When it comes to no-cook no-bake recipes most of us would expect smoothies, dips, salads and parfaits but this book also uses pre-cooked store bought ingredients like breads, canned beans, tuna, sardines etc. to create hearty entrees . Some recipes require the use of an electric kettle to boil water. These recipes are not just for summer but also for days when you don’t have too much time on your hands to cook.
Quick facts about the book:
Title: The No-Cook No-Bake Cookbook
Author: Matt Kadey
Publishers: Ulysses Press
Price : US$15.95 CAN $18.95
Where to buy: Amazon or bookstores such as Barnes & Nobles
The book contains many vegan, gluten free and make-ahead recipes. I like the fact that most recipes use only whole grains with lots of seasonal produce and stay away from refined sugar. If you are a bit put off with the idea of using canned foods , the author offers advice in the introductory chapter on how to choose store bought ingredients wisely so as not to compromise on the health as well as taste factor.
My personal favorites in the book include the Avocado Coconut Soup (pg. 38), Watermelon Jicama Salad (pg.39) and the Almond Thumbprint Cookies ( pg.131).
Check out some mouth-watering pics from the book below:
|Photos Courtesy: Ulysses Press
Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this book free of charge. However, I was under no obligation to feature it on my blog or write a positive review. I did not receive any other compensation for expressing my views.