If you have been reading my blog for long, you probably already know that I am a big fan of Briana Thomas. I originally met online when I contacted her to advertise my businesses on her blog. I had enjoyed reading her posts and trying some of her recipes. When she announced that she had plans to print a cookbook, I was thrilled! After several months of anxious anticipation, Necessary Food was released last year.
Stuff I love:
I had made many of Briana’s recipes already, but having them all in one spot was so handy! The cookbook is hardcover, spiral – bound and full of lots of awesome recipes. The photography is stunning. There are lots of pictures, which is a huge perk to me. Almost every recipe has a picture with it. Her recipes are laid out well and easy to read. (You can see a preview here.)
All of the recipes follow the low – glycemic style eating I follow and are separated by fats or carbs. They are also clearly marked to eliminate any confusion as to what is what. She uses ingredients that are, for the most part, not hard to find in stores.
Another thing I love is that looking through Briana’s cookbook feels so personable. It’s like sitting at her kitchen table and looking down at whatever it is she has just pulled out of the oven!
Some of the recipes I have tried and loved from her cookbook include: Cranberry Orange Muffins, Easy Peasy Lettuce Salad, Briana’s House Chocolate Chip Cookies (my favorite!!!), Brianafinger Bars, Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake and Fried Cream Cheese & Berry Tacos.
Stuff I don’t love:
Um….not much! The only thing that is a little difficult is that she uses oat fiber a LOT. I love oat fiber too, but I have never seen it available in a store. You’re probably going to have to order it online if you want to use it. I just make sure to keep an eye out for good deals and then order enough to get me till the next sale, For recommendations on where to find any ingredients, Briana has a helpful post on that here.
Bonus – just in time for Mother’s Day, you can get $2 off each cookbook through May 9, 2017! Read Briana’s post here for more details.