Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking is a book that anyone who loves cooking and is looking for fantastic simple meals should have on their shelf. With over 100 easy and delicious recipes, this book is for everyone, no matter your skill level. Let’s take a closer look as to why I love this book.
1. All the recipes in this book are accompanied with beautiful, full-page photography. She keeps the photography very simple in this book, consistent with her blog (as you can see in the photos above). I LOVE this clean look which allows the food to really speak for itself in every picture.
2. True to the book’s tagline, 101 Entirely Plant-Based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy & Delicious Recipes, quick and simple is exactly what you will find. The book is extremely accessible for everyone, no matter where you live or how experienced you may be in the kitchen. Despite its simplicity, the recipes themselves sound incredible. In the you’ll find recipes like Sweet Potato Sage Raviolis, “Cheddar” Beer Soup, Roasted Chickpea Tabbouleh Salad, Double Chocolate Skillet Bread Pudding, and much more.
3. Just like her blog, Minimalist Baker’s book categorizes every recipe into at least one of the three categories: 1 Bowl or Pot, 30 Minutes or Less, and 10 ingredients or less. With a quick flip through the book, you can find all kinds of recipes that can be made with 10 ingredients or less or under 30 minutes which is a very useful resource when meal planning for the week or finding meals that can be made with the ingredients already in your kitchen. Additionally all the gluten-free recipes (which really are most) are clearly labeled for easy reference.
4. The book begins with a nice resource page that includes recipes for common vegan staples like Coconut Whipped Cream, Roasted Garlic, Vegan Parmesan, and Flax Eggs followed by a section on common methods for things such as soaking cashew and making almond meal. These sections make this book very accessible to vegan baking and cooking no matter your experience.