By Randy Rabney
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In Delicious for Life, Randy Rabney of The Conscious Plate speaks to all of us regular people who want to cook real food from real ingredients, but aren’t quite sure where to start. She takes this complex subject matter and breaks it down into easily digestible (pardon the pun) morsels of information. When you are done reading this book, you’ll know how to stock and outfit your pantry with ingredients and tools that make sense for you and you’ll have a starting point for creating your own “signature dishes” — that is, easy meals that you and your family enjoy and that are easy to whip up. Randy also gives you the stepping stones to take those dishes to new places to avoid boredom, and shares several simple, delicious recipes as jumping-off points.
Whether you are completely new to cooking from scratch or have already gotten your apron dirty you’ll find wisdom in this well-written book.
Why it changed my eating habits: I love Randy’s approach of skipping recipes in favor of cooking with flavors you like. Following recipes is great for special dishes, but for everyday cooking, it’s important to be able to cook with what’s in my kitchen. Focusing on what flavors I (and my family) enjoy is a great way to do that.