NAKED FOOD BOOK CLUB REVIEW
Book Title: The Plantiful Table: Easy, From-the-Earth Recipes for the Whole Family
Author: Andrea Duclos
Publisher / Release Date: The Experiment, December 15, 2015
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WHAT IS NEW:
The Plantiful Table includes some unusual, inspired recipes. Eggplant Mashed Potatoes, Indian Mango Pizza, and “Olive Pasta Even a Toddler Will Love” are just a few of the inventive recipes. Duclos even includes a couple of treats for your four-legged friends with recipes for dog food and dog biscuits!
WHAT IS AUTHENTIC:
A self-proclaimed picky eater and “ex French-frytarian,” Andrea “Drea” Duclos knows what it’s like to “hate” vegetables and crave “comfort foods.” Through her blog, ohdeardrea, she has expanded and refined her taste for quality plant-based food and has connected with people across the world to share what she’s learned. Unlike many cookbook authors, Duclos is not a professional nor classically trained chef, but her layperson’s style is just the thing to put people at ease who are just venturing into the world of plant-based cooking and eating.
WHAT IS KIND:
Duclos knows how challenging it can be cooking meals that everyone in the family will love. Her suggestions and tips are kind, patient, and reassuring. She also includes a chapter on essential kitchen tools, a glossary, and a list of recommended reading and movies on plant-based eating for those wishing to learn more.
WHAT IS ENLIGHTENED:
Duclos has an entire chapter on tips to help get your kids on board with plant-based eating. Suggestions on teaching, textures, shapes, and other things to focus on are included to help get your kids excited about trying new and healthier foods.
IS THIS BOOK FOR YOU?
If you’re cooking for a family that consists of picky eaters, children, and/or omnivores, this book is for you. While all of the recipes are plant-based and vegan, the focus is on fun “comfort foods” and easy snacks and meals for families on the go. (One star subtracted for the use of added oils and sugar to some recipes).
STAR RATING? (1 to 5): 4
IS IT NAKED FOOD CLUB RECOMMENDED? Yes