I’ve been stuck in a cooking rut lately, weary of my usual meals and particularly eager to spice things up! Reinventing my recipe repertoire seemed like the obvious solution, but accomplishing the task is much more challenging than one would think. Yes, the Internet provides plenty of options for recipes, in general, but they are severely lacking in the “Healthy, Toxic Ingredient Free” recipe department.
The truth is, it’s difficult finding yummy dishes that do not require some amount of unhealthy ingredients and can actually be made by someone other than Julia Child. If you have been feeling the same way lately, fear not! While shopping at Anthropologie last week I stumbled upon a cookbook called “What Katie Ate on the weekend…” It was love at first sight, but I hesitated to buy it because of its price…$40 for a cookbook? Let’s be realistic here, if I’m in Anthropologie and I have an extra $40 to spend, it’s going toward another piece of clothing.
It turns out that waiting to buy this beauty of a cookbook actually paid off big time because I found it for $25 on Amazon instead! Whoo hoo!!! Anyway, I’m writing an entire post on this because it is filled with tons of amazing recipes and the compilation is supplemented with photographs from all over the world, making it absolutely beautiful! The author, Katie Quinn Davies, also includes vegan and vegetarian friendly dishes. If you’re gluten intolerant, no need to worry! Katie conveniently provides a gluten free substitute whenever necessary.
I finally had time today to sit down and go through the entire book, marking (what I found to be) eye catching recipes with neon sticky notes. Long story short, my cookbook now has A LOT of sticky notes peeking out along the tops of the pages and I am super excited to begin tackling every single one of these recipes! I will be sure to post any progress that I make (Hopefully it will be good progress 😉 )!
The author of this charming publication also has a blog that displays many of the same recipes found within the cookbook, itself. So, you do have the option to look up individual recipes online. I, personally, prefer a hard copy of the cookbook so that I have all of the recipes in front of me all the time. There’s food, there’s photography, and there’s even a little bit of an exotic quality present throughout the it’s 310 pages. I recommend checking out both the book and the associated blog, <WhatKatieEats.com>. Every recipe looks mouth watering good, so be prepared for a growling stomach after you’re done flipping or scrolling through Katie’s recipes.
Who’d a thought I’d find my new favorite cookbook in a clothing store? Thank you, life, for these unexpected, yet lovely happenings.