Momma Leighellens Book Review
Bountiful Cooking by Agatha Achindu from Hachette Books is out September 12, 2023. This is so much more than a recipe book!
“Food was simple; it was community; it was family; it was happiness. Food was the thread that brought everyone in the community together; it was where you found laughter regardless of what was going on.” – Agatha Achindu, Bountiful Cooking
I loved the intergenerational and multicultural aspects of this cookbook. Many of the recipes are family recipes, passed down and shared. She includes stories and histories behind each one and any changes and adjustments she has made.
Beyond recipes, this book also includes:
– a brief history on why we should care about what we’re putting into our bodies
– a detailed ist of nutrients, benefits, and natural food sources
– healthy + natural ways to eat a rainbow of colors in your meals
– how to follow the season in your cooking
– cookware tips and what to avoid
– how to utilize your freezer
– meal prep and catoring to picky eaters
As you can see, this a real BOOK, not just a cookbook. I read it cover to cover before even making a recipe. I loved knowing [author:Agatha Achindu|23020632] heart behind the recipes and which ones were her favorites and why.
This isn’t a book about weight loss, it’s about learning to love cooking and the many ways you can nourish your bodies. It’s about feeling good about what we’re putting in and seeing results in energy levels and healthy skin and digestive systems.
And then the recipes. YUM!! I loved that these aren’t the same old healthy foods redone one more time. There’s a lot of creativity and flavors here but without odd equipment or ingredients that are hard to find. And they are DELICIOUS – her use of spices and fruits + vegetables take these dishes over the top!
What I Loved!
Here are a few of my favorites:
– Savory sheet pan pancakes
– Breakfast quesadillas
– chopped salad with peanut sauce
– tropical shrimp salad
– sheet pan fajitas
– date night chicken
– noodle stir fry
The book comes with full color photographs and each recipe is single page, so nothing is overwhelming to make. I loved this cookbook and hope you give it a try!
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