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Happy Cooking by Giada De Laurentiis
I’ll go ahead and confess, right up front, that I’m a total Food Network addict. I have been since I first got hooked on the “dream come true network for foodies” many years ago, thanks to Rachael Ray, Alton Brown, Emeril, and beautiful Giada De Laurentiis.
Since she has, over the years, provided me with some of my all time favorite recipes, I forgave her for being gorgeous long ago.
Happy Cooking is the television star’s newest cookbook and, though I’ve loved each of her cookbooks, this is definitely one of her best. The recipes are super creative, beautiful, delicious, and doable. Completely doable.
Giada’s recipes are consistently flawless. She is an expert at flavor combinations and, when it comes to Italian food in particular, nobody (and I mean nobody) does it any better. The recipes in Happy Cooking really shake up traditional favorites and make cooking exciting again.
She does an outstanding job of making recipes that should be insanely difficult insanely easy. With clear, easy to follow instructions, these recipes will quickly become your favorites.
The remarkable thing is this: the recipes in Happy Cooking look like they’d cost a small fortune to make – yet they’re honestly very reasonable. What’s more, the food you’ll create looks as though you had a personal chef stashed away in the kitchen. A chef that answers to an authentically Italian name.
Recipes In Happy Eating Include:
- Orecchiette with Cauliflower and Bread Crumbs
- Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna
- Pan-Roasted Asparagus with Crispy Fried Egg
- Banana Tea
- Chicken Sausages and Mash
- Pan-Seared Salmon with Year-Round Succotash
- Smoky Candied Carrots
- Corn Fritters with Cherry Tomato Salsita
- Fiesta Quinoa Salad
- Whipped Ricotta with Greens
- The Only Vinaigrette You’ll Ever Need
- Sauteed Shrimp Cocktail
- Many more!
From Amazon: Best-selling cookbook author Giada De Laurentiis is picking up where Feel Good Food left off. Filled with even more fresh recipes and day-to-day living strategies, the Food Network superstar shares her year-round approach to living a healthy and happy lifestyle.
Giada De Laurentiis, one of the most recognizable faces on the Food Network lineup, invites readers to get to know her as never before. The celebrity chef is back with nearly 200 new recipes and helpful advice on everything from hosting a potluck or open house to what to pack along for lunch every day. Drawing on the time-saving tips and healthy eating strategies that keep her functioning at the highest possible level in her roles as working mom, restaurateur, and tv personality, she has assembled a year-round roadmap to vibrant good health and delicious eating. Readers will be inspired to try new ingredients, new wellness practices, and create a wholesome balance between peak nutrition – and the occasional decadent indulgence. Featuring her New Year’s cleanse, homemade Christmas gifts, and ideas for every holiday, special occasion, and casual weekend in between, this is Giada’s 365-approach to cooking up a happy life.
You can find Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count … Without Stressing Out, along with Giada’s other cookbooks, on Amazon.
Note: I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review. The opinions are entirely my own.