Monday, September 29, 2014

Vegan Holiday Cooking from Candle Café

By Joy Pierson, Angel Ramos and Jorge Pineda

Who knew that plant-based recipes could be so utterly scrumptious and entirely irresistible?  While the authors will convince you of the health benefits of fitting these recipes into your diet – the tantalizing descriptions will tempt you to try out these recipes just for the fun of it!    This book contains complete menu ideas for ten major holidays, but these menu plans can be used for any celebratory holiday.  Just decide if you want a casual, relaxed meal or a more formal menu - mix and match appetizers, desserts, festive drinks, side dishes, salads and entrees.  Directions are clear, step-by-step and easy to follow.  Beautiful photos enhance the appeal of the recipes.  A handy resource guides lists places to find the more exotic ingredients.  There is even a measurement conversion chart in the back of the book for your convenience.  So why wait?  Get this book and dig in!  You won’t regret it!

I was given this book free by the publishers and was not required to write a positive review.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tacolicious by Sara Deseran

Tacolicious by Sara Deseran

This is fun, creative and very practical cookbook. What I liked is that while the recipes sounded and looked (gorgeous photographs throughout book) delicious and intriguing – none of the recipes were difficult to follow. Other cookbooks I’ve had grabbed my interest but I soon became disenchanted with them because of the level of difficulty in actually making the items. TACOLICIOUS is wonderful because it uses the taco, a well-loved food item and presents it in exotic ways. Things you may never have thought to put on a taco such as squash are presented.
Along with all the yummy taco recipes there are the side dishes that just make a taco meal a delight – such as salsas, pickles, quesos, various salads, quacamoles, empanadas, etc. And for added zing to your meal there is a section on infusions, frescas and syrups – many are non-alcoholic and suitable for the entire family.

I give this cookbook 2 thumbs up and I’d give it more, if I have more thumbs! 

I received this book by the publishers and was not required to write a positive review.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Women

What can I say about the NIV Once a Day Bible for Women? Everything good! I love this idea! This Bible has Scripture combined with devotionals specifically for women.If you read the 15 minute portion each day in a year you'll have read the entire Bible. This makes the reading of the entire Bible an attainable goal and not such a daunting task. It's a lovely way to help a woman fit Bible reading in her daily schedule. This format helps ease a person into the routine of a daily Bible reading, study and devotional time. It's something every Christian woman wants but perhaps doesn't know how to go about in a practical manner.

This Bible would make a perfect gift for a friend who is a new believer or a young mother who is trying to juggle caring for her children and having her alone time with God. It also is a great gift for a woman who just needs "pick me up" spiritually to help her get back on track with one-on-one time with God.

I received this book free from booklook bloggers and was not required to write a positive review.