I love cookbooks. But I have to be honest – half the time my cookbooks collect dust while I lament that I have no idea what to make for dinner. This year, that has changed with two new cookbooks that I’ve been making quite a few recipes from. If you are looking to shake up your dinner routine with some delicious new recipes, you might want to check out one (or both) of these cookbooks. This post contains affiliate links.
First up, is a cookbook I’ve actually had for awhile but just recently purchased the hardback version (I’d previously had it on my Kindle). Run Fast Eat Slow by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky. This cookbook is chock full of delicious, healthful recipes. The meals are made with real food and while some ingredients were new to me (first time cooking with almond flour – pro tip: almond meal is much cheaper if you order it through Thrive Market!), I’ve enjoyed pulling together delicious meals. I’ve made and loved the Superhero Muffins, Bison Meatballs (I made these to feed the tribe of women at my house last weekend and they went over very well!), and the Flu Fighter Chicken Stew. Each thing I’ve made has been just really wonderful. I’m so happy that I got the hardback version of this cookbook and can’t wait to make more from this one!
The other cookbook I’ve been obsessed with is The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen. My sister got us this as a Christmas present and it is great. We all know America’s Test Kitchen is fantastic – and this cookbook really meets the mark. I love that the first few pages are product recommendations (I finally bought a dutch oven due to the book’s recommendation – this one if you are curious – it’s awesome). The book also offers some tips for things like mincing garlic and chopping onions. I’ve found this all incredibly useful. AND the recipes are on point. So far I’ve made broiled salmon with pineapple salsa (twice) and the BEST TOMATO SOUP EVER! I’m always striving to find a great tomato soup recipe that doesn’t have a whole ton of heavy cream. The recipe in this cookbook uses 2 slices of bread to create the creaminess. I know. It sounds weird but worked out perfectly. It was so ridiculously delicious. I’m excited about cooking my way through the rest of this one!
Any other cookbook recommendations to share? I HIGHLY recommend both of these!