Sahara Rose Ketabi
October 2, 2018
Blurb: Bring your body into balance with over 100 healing recipes for a modern Ayurvedic lifestyle.
The ancient science of Ayurveda teaches that food is divine medicine with the power to heal–but the best foods for one person may not be beneficial to another. Unlike many diets with rigid, one-size-fits-all guidelines, Continue reading
Race Point Publishing
The Quarto Publishing Group
October 16, 2018
Blurb: Get your goth on with 60+ recipes from Beetle House restaurant, where “every day is Halloween” and guests indulge in a deadly delicious menu inspired by the works of Tim Burton and all things dark and lovely.
Yuko and Noriko
October 9, 2018
Quarto Publishing Group
Race Point Publishing
Blurb: From the creators of the website Japanese Cooking 101, Simply Bento is a complete collection of over 140 delicious and healthy bento recipes for everyone in the family.
Ready to make lunch quick, easy, and tasty? Japanese bento boxes are single-portion packed lunches, perfect for anyone looking to save money and eat a balanced, satisfying meal for lunch every single day.
Simply Bento features 140+ healthy and delicious bento recipes—including mains and sides—that you can make every day of the week, using a combination of traditional and non-traditional ingredients. Learn about different types of bento boxes and accessories, how to assemble your box, and everyday items you will need in your pantry, as well as how to plan ahead so that your morning prep is a breeze.
Simply Bento shows you the finer points of bento-making, and there is something for everyone:
- Classic Japanese Bento
- Sandwich Bento
- Sushi and Onigiri Bento
- Noodle Bento
- Popular Japanese Bento
- 10-Minute Bento
- Rice and Grain Bowl Bento
- Low-Carb Bento
- Vegan Bento
- Bento for Special Occasions (including for the first day of school and Halloween!)
- Bento at Home
So, if you’re in the mood for Chicken Teriyaki, Ramen, Shrimp Avocado Pasta Salad, Cauliflower Fried Rice, Falafel, Sweet and Sour Meatballs, Tempura, or Chicken Nuggets (for the kids), Simply Bento has the recipes—plus much more!
SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
I am always excited about trying new recipes especially for lunches (and breakfasts, snacks, and dinner, you get the drift–food!). The great thing about the recipes in Simply Bento is that they have been created for the individual who might not have ready access to a microwave at lunchtime and are intended to be eaten at room temperature.
The different sections, presented in the blurb above, show that bento boxes can be made for a variety of diets as well as for occasions and meal types. Some recipes are geared toward a more adult palate, while some, like chicken nuggets and mini-pizzas, are for kids (or big kids). And vegans and vegetarians are not overlooked, as they so frequently are in most cookbooks. The authors are quick to point out that substitutions are encouraged.
In the introduction, the authors acknowledge that bento boxes are probably a bit more time-consuming than throwing a sandwich together, but they are prepared with the well-being of the family in mind. After glancing at the mouth-watering pictures that accompany the recipes, it is obvious that the boxes are designed to be well-balanced with attention given to almost all food groups.
Non-traditional recipes, such as hot dogs, falafel, and pizza, are included next to traditional recipes.
As a vegetarian, I always look to see how recipes geared toward omnivores can be adapted for me. Most of the recipes in Simply Bento can be made for vegetarians and vegans with a substitution here or there. A lot of the vegetable side dishes need no substitutions. and plus there are recipes for different vegetable pickles (I love pickled vegetables).
Besides the huge variety of recipes, the authors also discuss the types of bento boxes to use, pantry essentials, ingredients, and accessories. If you’re new to bento boxes, like me, all of this information is necessary and so welcome.
I am practically salivating over some of these recipes and can’t wait to try them!
Simply Bento goes on sale October 9. You can pre-order here:
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
4 butterflies out of 5 butterflies
September 25, 2018
Blurb: It’s Christmas in Gold Valley, and this wounded widower is about to get another shot at love…
Grant Dodge didn’t expect to find a woman sleeping in an abandoned cabin on his family ranch. Or to find her so intriguing. Unlike every other woman in town, McKenna Tate doesn’t know Grant’s a widower. There’s no pity in the looks she gives him. McKenna wants him, and Grant has forgotten what it’s like to feel like a man. A no-strings fling for Christmas might be the kind of holiday cheer Grant needs… Continue reading
July 24, 2018
Blurb: Tenderness and cruelty, loyalty and betrayal, ambition and regret—Alexia Arthurs navigates these tensions to extraordinary effect in her debut collection about Jamaican immigrants and their families back home. Sweeping from close-knit island communities to the streets of New York City and midwestern university towns, these eleven stories form a portrait of a nation, a people, and a way of life. Continue reading
Quarto Publishing Group
Fair Winds Press
October 2, 2018
Blurb: No Meat Athlete is the plant-based guide you need to perform at your very best, from starting block to finish line.
No Meat Athlete combines proven training plans, easy yet innovative recipes, and motivational stories into a unique fitness guide, healthy-living cookbook, and nutrition primer. The guide is perfect for all athletes, from beginner to elite, who want to enjoy the health benefits of a meatless lifestyle. Continue reading
Ah, the beauty of having a planner. You write stuff down in it and then you look at it and see the stuff you should have done a couple of days earlier. Well, that’s me anyway. You’re probably better organized than I am—like most of the world. I strive to do better! But here it is, better late than never, the September Wrap Up! Continue reading