So Isa Does it is the new book from Isa Chandra Moskowitz and there is a lot of things to recommend about it. If you get this book, and you should, the first thing you'll notice about it is that it's huge. 311 pages, hardback and gorgeous. We're talking full colours, plenty of pictures, drool worthy fonts. It's a huge book packed full of really pretty things and I love it.
Also there are recipes. I know that it's taken three paragraphs so let's just get to the pictures and I'll explain what I made.
|Sticky Orange Chicky Stir-fry|
|Tempeh Meatballs and Spaghetti|
|Bistro Beet Burgers|
Making your own veggie burgers takes ages and is a pain in the ass. Or so I thought. The recipe lists an active time of 20 minutes and I thought sure. Whatever. But I had all afternoon to make them so I went ahead and did it. I made my own almond butter, cooked the rice and lentils myself. That didn't even take more than half an hour. The rest of the burger took... about 20 minutes of active time. My mind is blown.
Those Tempeh Meatballs? Quick and easy. The soup and the stir-fry? Quick and easy. The Lentil-A-Roni which was impossible to take a picture of was really easy to cook. These recipes are either all super quick or they take a long time but you don't need to do anything for that time. This is a perfect everyday cook book. I love involved recipes but most of the time I don't have time to be that involved. So I need simple, quick tasty. Anything that means we don't waste money on take-aways or supplementing our diets with snacks.
This book just makes life so much easier. And yummier.