Review: The Everything Healthy Mediterranean Cookbook

Review: The Everything Healthy Mediterranean Cookbook

The Everything Healthy Mediterranean Cookbook by Peter Minaki is a jam-packed book of essential Mediterranean recipes. This is a practical guide for anyone wanting to learn more about the Mediterranean diet. From tips on how to stock your pantry to traditional beverages, this book has it all.

Review: The Everything Healthy Mediterranean CookbookTitle: The Everything Healthy Mediterranean Cookbook: 300 fresh and simple recipes for better living
Author: Peter Minaki
Publisher: Everything
Publication Date: December 3, 2019

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

300 easy, healthy, and delicious Mediterranean recipes—many ready in 30 minutes or less—perfect for busy weeknights or just about any time!

Mediterranean cuisine is celebrated all over the world for its fresh, healthy ingredients, vibrant flavors, and complex recipes. Centering mostly around fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seafood, and lean meats, it’s no wonder it’s not just a fad diet. But who has time to make complicated, traditional recipes every weeknight?

The Everything Healthy Mediterranean Cookbook provides all the tools you need to make healthy, classic Mediterranean meals right at home. Including 300 recipes—most of which can be made in 30 minutes or less, along with make-ahead and slow cooker meals—this cookbook is perfect for Mediterranean diet beginners.

This fun and easy cookbook has the step-by-step guidance you need to effortlessly incorporate this healthy lifestyle into your busy schedule. Whether you are cooking a quick, delicious meal on a weeknight or an elaborate, decadent meal for a holiday, The Everything Healthy Mediterranean Cookbook makes starting the Mediterranean diet easier than ever.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃


Review: The Everything Healthy Mediterranean Cookbook

The layout of the book is very organized and the recipes included are quite simple in nature. It is a perfect cookbook for a novice home chef to add to their collection. There are 300 recipes to choose from covering a variety of topics:

The Mediterranean Kitchen

Breakfast

Appetizers and Dips

Soups and Stews

Salads and Dressings

Pasta and Rice

Vegetable Main Dishes

Beef, Pork, and Lamb

Poultry

Fish and Seafood

Sweets, Desserts, and Beverages

❀ Easy to source ingredients

What is most exciting about this recipe book is the fact that a lot of the ingredients are easy to source. Using common pantry items makes tackling some of the recipes less daunting. Also, the section at the beginning of the book gives tips on what basic items to have in your pantry for a successful Mediterranean diet.

Greek Village Salad

Greek Village Salad

The Greek Village Salad is a simple salad with very few ingredients, however it is really flavourful. Minaki seems to understand how to make the most out of simple ingredients to save time and bring out the flavour of the dish.

❀ A Nice starter cookbook

While this book is a huge collection of many different Mediterranean dishes, the simple recipes may not be enough for those looking for a more involved dish. That being said, it is a nice starter for a collection. This is definitely one cookbook to check out if you are looking at trying this style of cooking

About Peter Minaki

Peter Minaki

Peter Minaki is the creator of the popular Kalofagas food blog (Kalofagas.ca) and a frequent contributor to Greece’s Free Press gastronomy website. He teaches cooking classes, provides catering, and creates restaurant popups at venues around Toronto. His recipes have been featured in Canadian LivingOpa!National HeraldStahl, and Ensemble Vacations, and he is the author of The Big Book of Mediterranean Recipes and The Everything® Mediterranean Cookbook, 2nd Edition. He lives in Scarborough, Ontario.

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