The Recipe Hacker Confidential [review]

The Recipe Hacker Confidential - Diane Keuilian

Title: The Recipe Hacker Confidential
Author: Diana Keuilian
Publisher: BenBella Books

[Synopsis]

Unlock the secret to cooking mouthwatering and nutritious mealswithout giving up your favorite dishes!

In today s era of rampant food allergies, gluten-free popularity, and the rise of paleo eating, putting together a meal that will satisfy everyone at your table can be more complicated than computer science! With Diana Keuilian s unique approach for hacking recipes, however, you ll learn how to easily recreate beloved, traditional comfort foods without all the grains, gluten, dairy, soy, or cane sugar.

In this long-awaited follow-up to “The Recipe Hacker,” “The Recipe Hacker Confidential” is bursting with more than 100 new recipes and stunning photos that will tantalize your taste buds while trimming your waist.

The book is divided into five sections: Breakfast, Appetizers, Sides & Snacks, Main Dishes, and Desserts; each offering lighter versions of your favorite recipes such as:
– Breakfast Pizza
– Walnut-Raisin Rolls
– Butternut Squash Spaghetti
– Teriyaki Chicken
– Braised Short Ribs
– Snickers Bars
– Chocolate-Glazed Donuts

Keuilian spills all of her secrets on how to hack these recipes and many more while preserving the flavor, presentation, and enjoyability of each sumptuous dish. She also shares stories and musings throughout the book that will inspire, encourage, motivate, and propel you toward weight loss, improved health, and culinary happiness.

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[My Review]

This is a great introduction for people wanting to eat healthily and cut certain foods out of their diets. I’d say if you know a bit about the subject already then the information sections might be a bit basic, but there are some nice recipes in here and it’s a great way to learn more about clean eating.

I have tried a few of the recipes so far and really enjoyed them. The breakfast recipes are mostly great, as I’m always struggling for healthy breakfast ideas (particularly those I can make in advance and pick up just before I head to the gym in the morning) and the desserts/ sweet courses shone out at me, which is unusual as I’m usually more of a savoury person!

Some of the main meal recipes are a little uninspiring – I didn’t see a huge number of exciting combinations, to be honest – but there’s plenty here to keep you going, and lots of ideas that are relatively easy to try so don’t require a horrendous amount of bizarre ingredients (though this probably depends on your level of cooking so far).

Worth a read!

[Rating: 3/5]

Many thanks to BenBella Books for providing a copy of this ebook in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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