Monday, 10 March 2014

Book review - Back to your Roots! recipe book

As a Parragon Book Buddy I'm very much enjoying the opportunity to try out a new recipe book each month. This month I've been looking at Back to Your Roots, a recipe book of root vegetable recipes from the Love Food cookbook range.

Back to Your Roots recipe book review

Vegetables are essential to a healthy diet, and root vegetables in particular contain slow-release carbohydrate that makes you feel full for longer and keeps your energy levels stable. Root vegetables are full of fibre, and many have special properties, such as beetroot which has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They are also generally fairly cheap, and have a reasonable shelf life, both of which are important considerations when you are feeding the family!

Root vegetables are often just treated as a basic side dish, and so this recipe book is packed full of inspirational recipes to encourage you to try something a bit different and experiment with some new flavours.

Back to Your Roots recipe book review

The book is divided into sections, which include main dishes, meals for when you are entertaining, and side dishes. Many of the recipes are vegetarian, or could be adapted as vegetarian recipes. There's a wide range of less traditional recipes, for example Beetroot Burgers, Sweet Potato Pancakes or Baked Root Vegetable and Rosemary Cake, as well as plenty of advice when it comes to cooking root vegetables, with tips on different methods and techniques. A great book to add to the recipe book collection!

I received a copy of this book to review as a Parragon Book Buddy.

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