January Cook Book Finds
Are you a cookbook addict? I am! I used to have a very large bookcase that was so full there were books stacked on top of it and on the leftover space on the shelves in front of the books. I was out of control. Luckily Amazon’s Kindle and digital books came along. At first it was just good for replacing my novel library but now with color tablets and Kindles you can read your favorite cookbooks with full effect. I have only purchased digital cookbooks for years now and I can’t pass up on a great deal.
These books are all $3.99 or less with most of them just $1.99.
Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian
By Madhur Jaffrey
Jaffrey, a former actress, has written over a dozen well-reviewed and award-winning cookbooks. Here’s her most comprehensive guide to vegetarian food from across the globe. Filled with more than 650 recipes, it’s a bible for many vegetarians or those who simply want to cut down on meat consumption. The technique- and ingredient-driven book is divided into sections in which Jaffrey explains each category’s methods and best practices. Here are hundreds of ways to prepare hearty fare, from beans and rice to root vegetables to fruits and greens from Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and beyond.
$15.99) on Amazon
The Fresh and Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook
By Megan Gilmore
In The Fresh and Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook, author Megan Gilmore has crafted 75 recipes designed for everyone’s favorite time-saving device. The power of the pressure cooker unlocks flavors in good-for-you dishes like kung pao chickpeas and Thai salmon curry. Plus, there are countless gluten-free options, and every recipe is devoid of refined sugar. Gilmore’s recipes prove that healthy doesn’t have to mean raw vegetables and sad salads. Instead, her clean meals revolve around garlic-parmesan spaghetti squash and sweet potato curry.
$11.99) on Amazon
Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats
By Rachael Ray
Suffering from leftover fatigue with the same foods? For home cooks who fear monotony, Rachael Ray has come to the rescue. Inside, you’ll find a recipe for every single day of the year (and an extra one for leap years). Many dishes are anchored in master recipes which are easily swappable and adaptable. Take the broccoli mac and cheese, for instance. Replacing the broccoli with cauliflower and gouda with cheddar gives the dish a whole new feel. Best of all, each recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.
$11.99 on Amazon
The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book
By Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough
There’s a new wave of pressure cookers on the market today, and a whole new slate of cookbooks that want to solve the problem of how to best make use of these time-saving appliances. Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough have backgrounds in academia in addition to being obsessives in the kitchen. They apply those skills to a book that features 500 recipes for pressure cookers and similar devices, including breakfast casseroles like bacony bread pudding, corned beef hash, breakfast polenta with pine nuts and honey; lunch options like beef, barley, and mushroom soup and chicken and rice casserole with artichokes and tomatoes; and heartier dinner entrees like curried beef short ribs with potatoes and lamb shanks with ginger and figs.
$24.99) on Amazon
Eat Clean, Stay Lean
By The editors of Prevention with Wendy Bazilian
Eating healthy can get confusing when it comes to grocery shopping. With misleading labels and fake health buzzwords, filling up on fruits and vegetables should be a low maintenance routine. In Eat Clean, Stay Lean, you’ll not only learn how to cook nutritious meals, but truly understand what it means to be healthy by making the right choices. Rather than calorie counting and buying into low-carb labeled foods, the Editors of Preventionencourage a wholesome diet focusing on fresh and organic foods, with dishes ranging from coffee-rubbed pork tenderloin and roasted Brussels sprouts to walnut-parsley pesto with zucchini fettuccine.
$9.99) on Amazon
By Lenny Rice
From the minds behind the iconic Cowgirl Creamery of Northern California comes a cookbook covering all things cheesy and melty. You probably have a fondue pot stored away in your basement or attic, and this cookbook will prove that it deserves to be dusted off for your next dinner party. From savory classics like Comtè with caramelized onions to a less-than-conventional pizza fondue with tomatoes, there are plenty of molten cheeses ready for you to dip crusty breads and crunchy vegetables in. With dozens of variations on what to add to your melted Gruyère or cheddar, you’re sure to find inspiration for your next fondue party.
$11.99) on Amazon
Sale runs 12/30/18 to 1/13/19. Prices have been verified before this post, but prices are subject to change without notice. Please make sure to check each eBook price before purchasing.