* I received a copy of this cookbook to review. All opinions are mine.
I must say this cookbook is gorgeous! When I first opened it, that is what immediately stood out for me. The photos are beautiful and imagelicious, no wonder that's the name of Julia's blog! Just for the photos alone, I like this cookbook already. 🙂 But that's the food photographer in me.
Look at these beautiful fruit leather rolls. Makes me want to try my SCOBY Fruit Leather recipe with mango.
One-pan oven meals? Yes, please! I love the variety of recipes in the cookbook, there's something in there for everyone. There are complete one-pan meals, breakfasts, hands-off mains, easy sides and desserts. There's even a recipe for oven-boiled eggs! I'll have to try that one.
Plus, it's all oven baked, so "set and forget" makes for simpler and easier recipes. You're free to do other things while dinner is cooking in the oven.
As a busy mom of 2 boys and an entrepreneur, there is simply not enough time to cook very involved recipes. That's why the concept of one-pan oven cooking is so appealing. The simpler and easier the recipe, the better. Has to be healthy too, of course!
I want to try a lot of the recipes in the book, really. And with Thanksgiving coming up, I will make the Spiced Bacon- Wrapped Pork Roast, with some of the side dishes like Roasted Summer Vegetables or Alan's Favorite Roast Potatoes.
I also appreciate the fact that Julia infuses a lot of her background into the recipes. Several are influenced by her Russian roots.
The only "negative" for me, is that I eat gluten-free and dairy-free, but I can see myself making substitutions so I can enjoy many of the recipes.
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