Hi there everybody!
I hope everyone has had an amazing week and my blog post have offered you some entertainment. Today is day 12 of my 30 Day Blog Challenge and I am sharing with you the 3 cookbooks I use the most at home. I don’t use cookbooks a tonne but sometimes you just need some extra help to get creative in the kitchen. These cookbooks offer me endless knowledge and combination ideas which help me to create meals that reflect the food I love to eat!
- River Cottage Veg Everyday by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
When I decided that I was going to follow a vegetarian diet 4 days a week this is the book I bought to help me ease into it. I still use River Cottage Veg Everyday almost every other day. I bought this cookbook for a vegetarian friend of mine at university and I remembered it being very helpful when searching for creative inspiration with veggie meals. At the time I was interested in my veg intake but not as interested as I am now. Since changing my diet many of my friends, and other lovely people who follow my blog or Instagram, have asked for advice on how to get more vegetables into their daily routine. This book is the answer! Obviously, it is necessary to do your research before changing your diet drastically, so talk to a nutritionist or health coach. Your priority should not just be to get more veggies into your diet but to get all the nutrients your body needs to be healthy. Also, ease into it! I don’t recommend going cold turkey on the meat scene or doing 4 full on veg days in a row at first. This can cause all sorts of havoc in your stomachas it is trying to adjust to its new diet.
- Jamie’s Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver
Jamie’s Comfort Food is my go to cookbook when I am not testing out recipes on my loyal guinea pigs for Sunday lunch. It is packed with some of the most indulgent and delicious recipes: Lobster Mac n’ Cheese, the Insanity Burger, need I say more.
- Contemporary Caribbean Cooking by Sally Miller
Now this is my piece of home! It has many of my favourite Caribbean recipes in it and a lot of useful information (how to make perfect rice etc). Contemporary Caribbean Cooking is definitely the book I turn to when I am homesick or in need of a Caribbean flavoured fix. It is available at Walker’s World in Barbados.
What are you favourite cookbooks at the moment??