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 Post subject: Whole Bowls by Allison Day
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:10 am 
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Not sure how many people have seen this gorgeous cookbook, but it definitely deserves a shout-out:

Whole Bowls by Allison Day (she blogs at Yummy Beet)

The cookbook is gluten-free and vegetarian but lots of vegan & vegan-friendly. Yogurt and mayo are easy to sub although some of the desserts include cream (not many).

Lots of recipes and sub-recipes here with gorgeous photos.

I shared my review today along with the recipe for Three Bean and Asparagus Salad with Coconut-Lime Dressing.

And a chance to win a copy of the book (US/Canada)

Enjoy!

https://tastespace.wordpress.com/2016/0 ... -giveaway/

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 Post subject: Re: Whole Bowls by Allison Day
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:01 am 
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Giveaway entered! Looks like a pretty book.

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 Post subject: Re: Whole Bowls by Allison Day
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:56 pm 
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I won this giveaway! Yay!

Quickie review. This book is so pretty. Like, wow. The author's writing style is a bit, um, flowery? I understand wanting to make the food sound as pretty written out as the images show, but I have trouble just sitting down and reading this one because there's descriptions of food that include things like "luscious tendrils" that make me squicked out.

That said, I've made two recipes that have both been huge wins. The Danish Grod with cardamom berries is super filling, I ate breakfast at 6 am that day and wasn't even close to hungry at 1 pm which is unheard of for me. Cardamom berries are a really fun change from usual fruit topping.

Tonight for dinner we had the pasta with sour beets, ricotta and poppy seeds. I made tofu ricotta but otherwise followed the recipe. Mr Moon loves beets, I'm only meh on them, so I wasn't anticipating much. Despite Mr Moon's love of beets I thought this would be too strange for him. I was totally wrong and he LOVED it and even though I found this quite filling he managed to eat every last noodle in the pot. I was really surprised at how good this was and, despite it sounding strange, how cohesive the whole thing was. Plus it cooked up really fast since I used my food processor to shred the beets.

The pear muesli is in the fridge now for me to have for breakfast the rest of the week. Haven't tasted it yet though.

Although this book leans a bit heavily on the healthy/gluten free/whole foods thing that I'm not typically attracted to (even OSG swings a bit on the too healthy side for me) this book seems pretty accessible but also inspiring with a lot of flavour combos and interesting ingredients that aren't as common. Tropical rice pudding made with black rice, millet couscous, etc. Her non vegan ingredients are mostly easy to swap or leave off, I think, although my wheels are turning about how to replace eggs in a couple.(eggs used as toppings and garnishes, not vital recipe components.)

Even her mac and cheese bowl is vegan, and that one might hit my weekly menu plan sooner than later.

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 Post subject: Re: Whole Bowls by Allison Day
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:24 pm 
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This book sounds intriguing! Have you made anything more out of it, Moon?


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 Post subject: Re: Whole Bowls by Allison Day
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:37 pm 
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Just the pear muesli I mentioned, but it was a perfectly nice muesli recipe. I've been liking breakfast bowl meals because I can go ahead and prep on a Sunday evening and then have breakfast for the rest of the week in most cases. I couldn't get myself in gear enough to plan in a breakfast bowl for this week but I'm hoping to get back in the groove as its so convenient and her bowls are so pretty.

Despite not having any meals from this book planned for this week I did pull it out this evening, just to flick through. Just looking at the pictures really inspires me.

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