I was provided with one copy of The No Cook No Bake Cookbook in order to write my review but all opinions expressed are my own.
The No Cook No Bake Cookbook
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Title: The No-Cook No-Bake Cookbook
Subtitle: 101 Delicious Recipes for When It’s Too Hot to Cook
Author: Matt Kadey
Publisher: Ulysses Press (June 4, 2013)
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Format/Length: Paperback 160 pages
From The Publisher:
There are days when spending time in the kitchen is torture. But instead of resorting to microwave dinners or ordering take-out, there’s a way to make refreshing dishes that are as simple and fast as they are healthy and delicious. The 101 Best No-Cook Recipes allows you to create delicious meals without firing up the range.
Whether you’re looking to make a quick-and-easy breakfast, bag lunch, hearty dinner or even a delectable dessert, it’s possible to keep both your stress level and kitchen temperature low.
About the Author:
Matthew Kadey is a registered dietitian, magazine nutrition writer and recipe developer. He is also the author of Muffin Tin Chef. Matthew currently resides in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
With the heat of summer and the air conditioner running at full blast I was thrilled to receive a cookbook to review that required to actual cooking! I am always looking for recipes that will help me keep my kitchen cool in the summer and The No Cook No Bake Cookbook has a great variety of recipes to choose from. This cookbook is divided into 4 main sections: Breakfast/Brunch, Starters and Sides, Main Dishes and Desserts. After a brief introduction that includes a few notes on cooking and tools of the trade the book moves right into recipes. I love that there are a TON of brightly colored and absolutely delicious looking photos. Breakfasts range from a no cook oatmeal and fresh fruit smoothies for breakfast to cold soups and spring rolls for appetizers. They use a ton of fresh ingredients but also use the occasional store bought item like frozen waffles or pita pockets. A few of the recipe do require boiling water which may or may not technically be considered cooking but since it doesn’t generate much heat in my kitchen I am fine with it. There are a few resources listed in the back if you have trouble finding certain ingredients but I didn’t see any that were really out there weird. Most would be readily found in a good sized grocery store.
Overall, I think The No Cook No Bake Cookbook is a great addition to the kitchen library, especially if you are trying to survive a hot summer without turning your oven on!
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.