Recommended Reads - National Cookbook Month

Everyone eats, and whether we are vegan, omnivore, or anything in between, the question of what’s for dinner (or breakfast, or lunch) has been asked. If you’re looking for a new way of eating or just a new way to cook chicken, let one of these cookbooks whet your appetite. 

The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook: 650 Recipes for Everything You’ll Ever Want to Make

by America’s Test Kitchen

Learn the ins and outs of successful small-scale cooking from the experts at America's Test Kitchen. We put our expertise to work to scale down 650 of our best recipes from breakfast to dinner, sides to desserts, plus slow cooking, vegetarian and grilling. We did the math to take the guesswork out of cooking for two so you can be sure that anything you want to make--whether it's lasagna or a batch of fudgy brownies or a fluffy yellow cake--will come out perfectly every time.

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5-ingredient Vegan: 175 Simple, Plant-based Recipes for Delicious, Healthy Meals in Minutes

by Nava Atlas

Solve the daily dilemma of planning meals that are healthy, tasty, and ready to eat in half an hour or less. Vegan expert Nava Atlas has created super-simple, plant-based recipes that incorporate fresh produce, good quality canned and frozen foods, whole grains, and timesaving off-the-shelf prepared sauces.

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Fix-it and Forget-it Healthy 5-ingredient Cookbook: 150 Easy and Nutritious Slow Cooker Recipes

by Hope Comerford

Putting a wholesome meal on the table every night can be exhausting—and expensive. But it doesn’t have to be! Fix-It and Forget-It Healthy 5-Ingredient Cookbook is chock full of slow cooker recipes that are guaranteed to need only a handful of easy-to-find ingredients and to be: quick to fix, healthy for your family, and delicious and satisfying.

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Hack Your Cupboard: Make Great Food With What You’ve Got

by Alyssa Weigand

It's not always easy to try out a new recipe, especially when the risk of failure brings with it the risk of a hungry night at home. With the help of Hack Your Cupboard, you can grab whatever's handy (ramen in a pinch) head to your pantry, and get to work! After a discussion of what food storage areas typically have (and what they ought to have), each section of the book provides age-specific guidance for the kinds of environments you're likely to be working in.

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The Instant Pot Bible: More Than 350 Recipes and Strategies: The Only Book You Need for Every Model of Instant Pot

by Bruce Weinstein

The Instant Pot Bible is the most comprehensive Instant Pot book ever published, with recipes for everything from hearty breakfasts to healthy sides, centerpiece stews and roasts to decadent desserts. Need dinner in an instant? No problem-more than 175 recipes come together in just a few minutes or just a few steps. Not to mention vegan and vegetarian, keto-friendly, and gluten-free options galore.

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The Low-FODMAP Cookbook : 100 Delicious, Gut-friendly Recipes for IBS and Other Digestive Disorders

by Dianne Benjamin

The Low-FODMAP Cookbook combines both taste and nutrition to create delightful recipes. The book includes a low-FODMAP eating plan that explains in detail which foods are not allowed and why for sufferers of IBS, Crohn's Disease, and Colitis. These recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are so simple and delicious, they'll appeal to the whole family.

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Mostly Plants: 101 Delicious Flexitarian Recipes from the Pollan Family

by Tracy Pollan

What does choosing "mostly plants" look like in real life? It means cutting down on the amount of animal protein we consume, rather than eliminating it completely, and focusing on vegetables as the building blocks of our meals. This approach to eating is also known as a flexitarian lifestyle and allows for flavor and pleasure as well as nutrition and sustainability

In Mostly Plants, readers will find recipes that can also be made vegan. Many of these dishes can be on the table in 35 minutes or less. With skillet-to-oven recipes, sheet pan suppers, one pot meals and more, this is real cooking for real life: meals that are wholesome, flavorful, and mostly plant based.

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101 One-dish Dinners: Hearty Recipes for the Dutch Oven, Skillet, and Casserole Pan

by Andrea Chesman

One-dish is a winning formula for today's busy families. In 101 One-Dish Dinners, Andrea Chesman shows off the versatility of Dutch ovens, skillets, and casserole pans. Classic baked dishes like ham and potato gratin, chicken potpie, and vegetable lasagne go head-to-head with diverse stovetop suppers like jambalaya, seafood paella, and pad Thai. For those looking for something a little lighter but still filling, there are plenty of meal-in-a-bowl salads and timeless soups. Serve up a nourishing meal tonight with little fuss and fewer dishes!

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Sheet Pan Paleo: 200 One-tray Recipes for Quick Prepping, Easy Roasting, and Hassle-free Cleanup

by Pamela Ellgin

Paleo cooking has never been easier than with this collection of 200 one-pan recipes that take 20 minutes or less for complete prep and clean up! The delectable recipes in Sheet Pan Paleo feature combinations of proteins and fresh veggies that cook together, enhancing their flavors for a delicious meal with minimal cleanup.

Each recipe is gluten- and dairy-free and the author notes which are nightshade-free, low-FODMAP, and Specific Carbohydrate Diet compliant. Chapters are arranged by protein source to make it easy to build a meal around your taste and dietary concerns. A chapter of recipes specifically for children's tastes guarantees that even the littlest members of the family will leave the table satisfied with their healthy meal.

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Taste of Home Meal Planning: The 500+ Recipes, Secrets & Tips That Busy Meal Planners Rely on Most

Got the 'what's for dinner' blues? Take the stress out of meal planning with recipes for freezer entrees, grab-and-go meals, pre-portioned work night meals, and more! The cooks at Taste of Home show you how to plan ahead for large-yield dishes that last all week, slow-cooker and Instant Pot recipes, and cost-saving mixes. Whether you’re a meal-planning pro or simply looking to beat the kitchen clock on busy weeks, you’ll make the most of your time—and your grocery bill.

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