Thursday, January 5, 2012

Peas and Thank you: A Review

Rating: 4/5
Read from January1-2 2012

I received this from goodreads as a giveaway. Again it sat on my shelf for too long, but I'm glad I finally got to it. Maybe since it's a new year, I've decided to get to all those ones I've had since last year?

This is full of delicious and healthy recipes. There are several that I want to try, and one that we tried with little success. (Tofu is tricky to work with!). The recipes are varied and tasty. I do enjoy that there is a lot of fiber and protein in these, as fiber in particular is something that many people lack in their diets.

I learned a lot of tips and tricks for substitutions, which I hope to put to good use. There are a few recipes that stick out that I'm particularly eager to try.

I'm looking forward to trying the chocolate almond cherry smoothie,the apple cinnamon pancakes, and skinny elvis sandwiches.

When I first saw this on goodreads I thought that it was simply a vegetarian cookbook, and went on to discover when I received it that it's actually a vegan cookbook. I wasn't familiar with a lot of the ingredients. This was a bit of a letdown for me, but the book mostly made up for it.

I like that the book is sweet and family oriented. I got caught up in the author's personal stories and enjoyed them very much. That being said, there was a bit of sexual innuendo that I thought was out of place. I wasn't offended by it personally, but there might be people who would be. Plus it just seemed out of character for a book so obviously oriented for families.

Passages that stick out to me in particular are when the author describes a box of cocoa Krispies as "sexy" or when she makes comments about her creation the "Hugh Jass salad" There are several other sexual type references but I'll stick to those two.

I understand that the author is trying  to infuse some humor, but it just seems a little strange.

For the first cookbook I read all the way through, it's not bad.


Kary said...

Hmmm, I never thought of Cocoa Krispies as being sexy before, lol. Weird. I have to say that Hugh Jass salad is pretty funny though - although I can see it being out of place in a family cookbook.

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Melissa said...

Lol, cereal is not really something I would describe as being sexy either. Thanks for following me!