Title: 100% Real: 100 Insanely Good Recipes for Clean Food Made Fresh
Author: Sam Talbot
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
Bursting with 100 whole-food recipes and down-to-earth advice about clean eating, this cookbook proves that eating 100% real food is an enjoyable choice you can make every day. Chef Sam Talbot’s nourishing dishes are overflowing with natural flavor and free of processed ingredients, questionable additives, sweeteners, or preservatives.
Packed with vibrant personality and more than 150 photos, this cookbook is a real-world guide to un-junking what we feed ourselves and our children. Sam explains how to find seasonal ingredients and offers tips on stocking your pantry with game changing ingredients, like coconut oil and chickpea flour.
Forget fat-free, low sodium, zero trans-fat, and the like–the hottest new food claim is not needing a claim at all. Eat. Real. Food.
This is a real winner of a cookbook! I’m really enjoying recipes with healthy but still tasty recipes, using ingredients that aren’t processed, packed full of unnatural sugar or using lots of the bad kind of fats (healthy fats I’m all over!) and this ticks all the boxes.
100% Real is great for healthy eating inspiration. There are instructions for what you should be trying to eat and what you should try and avoid, though if you know a lot of it already you can just skip straight to the good stuff – the recipes!
There are flavour combinations that I’d never usually have thought of, and some really interesting ideas that I’m looking forward to trying out. There are some recipes that don’t really appeal to me, but then I find that with most recipe books to be honest – and there’s plenty here to keep me inspired! There are also some great recipes for making your own sauces and dressings (the chilli oil, vietnamese sauce and ‘dijonnaise’ look particularly great!) as well as snacks and different sections on various types of recipes. So there’s ‘Morning essentials’, ‘Banging bowls’, ‘Sandwiches, salads, and spreads’, ‘Proteins on the ground and out of the surf’, ‘The vegetable fix’… the list goes on. So whatever you fancy, this book has it covered – and all with real food (and yes, Sam Talbot does explain what he means by ‘real food’, too!)
I am really impressed at the variety of dishes in this book. The photos are beautiful, and there’s an image for pretty much every recipe too, which is always a bonus! I have earmarked a load of recipes to try out, and have tried a few already which have proved both fairly easy to create, healthy, and – most importantly of all – tasty.
Highly recommended. Though I am reviewing the e-book version, I’ll be purchasing a physical printed copy of this book to keep in my kitchen – I have a feeling I’ll be turning to it a lot!
Many thanks to Time Inc. Books for providing a copy of this book.