My Favorite Cookbooks

June 21, 2017


Sharing my Favorite Cookbooks! These are cookbooks that any home chef would love! M Loves M @marmar

I’m so excited to finally be sharing this post about my favorite cookbooks with you all! If you’ve been following for awhile you know I love to cook. It’s been a little challenging to find the time lately with Augustine, but I’m looking forward to getting back to my favorite hobby and also sharing more recipe posts with you all soon- especially desserts {my fave!}.

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One gift that my friends and family know I will always love is a good cookbook. I have a crazy collection and I do reference them all the time. One of my favorite Sunday morning traditions is waking up, pouring myself a cup of coffee {or fixing a latte if I’m feeling fancy} and sifting through recipes in my favorite cookbooks. I’ll meal plan for the week and get inspired by delicious looking dishes. I’ve made countless recipes from these cookbooks, but there are still more on my To Cook list! Sometimes there aren’t enough meals in the day! 😉

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My Favorite Cookbooks

Oh She Glows Every Day by Angela Liddon
Angela Liddon is one of my favorite food bloggers and I love this cookbook of hers. She is all about plant-based cooking, and this cookbook gives great ideas about how to cook healthy vegan recipes even with a busy schedule. The recipes are simple and easy to cook, but still taste so good! I’m a pescetarian so sometimes I like to make the recipes my own by adding cheese or some kind of fish.

Favorite Recipes:
Protein Power Rainbow Quinoa Salad pg. 99
Thai Crunch Salad pg 101
Spiralized Zucchini Summer Salad pg. 103
Creamy Thai Carrot Sweet Potato Soup pg. 141
Roasted Tamari Almonds pg. 263 {I eat these by the handful!}

Recipes I Want to Try:
Black Bean Rancheros pg. 51
Loaded Sweet Potatoes pg. 165

The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten

I love this cookbook because all of the recipes are fairly simple and familiar. It’s filled with recipes that are perfect for home-cooked dinners with family and friends and gives so many helpful tips about entertaining. Ina Garten’s recipes are all about comfort and ease. You’d be surprised how simple they are, and yet totally delicious! Ina is always my go-to for a dinner party because I know the dishes will always turn out and not leave me too stressed.

Favorite Recipes:
Roasted-Tomato Basil Soup pg. 84 {featured way back when- here!}
Fresh Corn Salad pg. 101 {so simple yet delicious!}
Swordfish with Tomatoes and Capers pg. 136
Coconut Cupcakes pg. 175
Peach and Raspberry Crisp pg. 190

Recipes I Want to Try:
Potato-Fennel Gratin pg. 156
Roasted Vegetable Torte pg. 160 {so pretty and impressive looking!}

The Forest Feast by Erin Gleeson

This cookbook is so incredible because it seems like it’s half cookbook, half art book. The photographs of the food are breathtaking and are accompanied by gorgeous watercolor paintings done by the author. Aside from the aesthetic appeal of this cookbook, Erin Gleeson gives so many easy to make vegetarian recipes that usually only include a few ingredients and a few steps. They are so simple, so healthy and so yummy! Once Augustine is big enough I’m going to get The Forest Feast with Kids so we can cook together! That’s something I’ve been really looking forward to!

Favorite Recipes:
Corn and Cauliflower Tacos pg. 157
Polenta Portobellos pg. 177
Red Roasted Carrots pg. 181
Recipes I Want to Try:
Watermelon Salad pg. 111
Roasted Veggie Gnocchi pg. 161

Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi

I love this cookbook because it’s a new take on cooking vegetables. All of the recipes have so many fresh ingredients and are used in such interesting ways that I would never think of on my own. I also love the use of herbs in all of the recipes because I think they give the dishes so much more flavor! Yotam Ottolenghi is seriously a genius when it comes to vegetable dishes!

Favorite Recipes:
Black Pepper Tofu pg. 44 {also so great with shrimp!}
Soba Noodles with Eggplant and Mango pg. 112 {featured in this recipe post. One of my absolute favorite meals!}
Mushroom and Herb Polenta pg. 264
Watermelon and Feta pg. 282

Recipes I Want to Try:
Saffron Cauliflower pg. 106
Burnt Eggplant with Tahini pg. 122
Crunchy Pappardelle pg. 252

Food52 Genius Recipes

This cookbook has such an awesome assortment of amazing chefs from all over the world all with different, yet spectacular, recipes. I love that I can find so many stunning recipes all in one place! Before buying this cookbook some of my friends recommended a few of the recipes to me and it’s so cool to see those recipes validated by Food52. They seriously are amazing and so is the photography throughout the book! This would make an amazing gift for anyone who loves to cook!

Favorite Recipes:
Olive Oil & Maple Granola by Nekisia Davis pg. 15
Raised Waffles by Marion Cunningham pg. 29
No-Knead Bread by Jim Lahey pg. 39
Cauliflower Soup by Paul Bertolli pg. 88
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Fish Sauce Vinaigrette by Momofuku pg. 184

Recipes I Want to Try:
Cauliflower Steaks pg. 141
Tomato Sauce with Butter and Onion pg. 151
Kale Panini by Andrea Reusing pg. 165

Have any of you cooked recipes from any of these cookbooks? I’d love to know what your favorite cookbooks are, too! I’m always looking for more to try out!


photos by Jordan Zobrist