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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Daughter of fashion icon C. Her favorite simple recipes are so delicious, even the most fervent carnivores do not miss the meat, and her tips on entertaining take the stress out of any event. Her ulterior motive is to inspire readers to have fun experimenting with healthy alternatives and to change the way they think about food.
She shows readers how to incorporate affordable, cruelty-free eating into their daily lives and how to serve that wholesome food to friends. Each season contains recipes for beverages, soups, salads, pasta, side dishes, main courses, and an abundance of desserts that everyone will love. Special sections feature recipes for grains, greens, and beans. Her favorite chefs, doctors, a veterinarian, and other health experts have contributed sidebars with tips, advice, and eye-opening information. Dismissing fussy food and pretention, she believes the key to entertaining well is simplicity.
She shows how a little thought and effort makes it a snap to create a relaxed, warm atmosphere and fabulous food free of animal products that will not only please family and friends but will also allow you to enjoy your own party. Richly illustrated with photographs of personal memorabilia and of Templeton, her legendary home, the book captures the feeling of a well-lived life.follow link
Life's Simple Pleasures - Laura Disbro's Adventures with Miss Lola
Cheerful, colorful, and unpretentious, Simple Pleasures will give readers all they need to know to cook in the most nutritious way possible and to serve it up with great style. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published June 12th by Hachette Books first published January 1st More Details Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Cornelia Guest's Simple Pleasures , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Cornelia Guest's Simple Pleasures. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
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Shelves: cookbook , non-fiction , vegan , vegetarian , reviewed , readbooks-female-author-or-illust , z , zz-3star. I adored the gorgeous photos though I wish there had been more of the completed recipes and the lovely colored drawings. The food looks delicious. The author is interesting and personable. There is quite a bit of good information in this book. The whole book has a peaceful and fun feeling. I appreciated that the author loves animals, and some of the photos and art work show animals.
But my hackles went up. There is a bit of not so great information in this book. People with families and wealth might better enjoy her anecdotes. Her idea of what constitutes good manners and proper entertaining I found kind of laughable at times, though some of it made sense to me. It is a lovely book, and I admit as I was finishing it, reading very late into the early morning hours, it made me so hungry I had one of my extremely rare middle of the night snacks. I like eating my food. There is so much text before the pages with recipes even start, and the extra material continues throughout the book.
The book is divided by seasons and then further divided.
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I did enjoy reading, and especially viewing it, though. The whole book is put together nicely. In the Contents, all the recipes all listed under their sub-sections, something I did appreciate, and I like how each season has its own categories not identical to each other as in many cookbooks. Mar 05, Suzanne rated it liked it Shelves: food-and-drink. I liked it. Some of the preliminary prose was a little tedious, but the pictures are gorgeous and kinda make me want an estate.
The recipes are simple and awesome. I might eat truffle vinaigrette on everything now. My favorite part, though, were the pictures of the unique serving pieces that she uses the rabbit casserole around page was my 1.
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Jul 25, Marianna rated it liked it Shelves: cookbooks , whole-foods. The recipes are very accessible compared to so many vegan cookbooks. I love reading lifestyle books written by heiresses. Jun 09, Angelc rated it really liked it Shelves: already-own-read. This cookbook, and entertaining guide, is really so nicely done.
It is a beautiful book, with a gorgeous teal hardcover and beautiful photos and drawings inside. The photos are really inspiring and lovely to look at. The recipes themselves are vegan, so they may not be for everyone but I think anyone could find at least a side dish or breakfast item that they would enjoy making and eating. The first half of the book is devoted to entertaining, something I don't do that often, so I really enjoyed This cookbook, and entertaining guide, is really so nicely done. The first half of the book is devoted to entertaining, something I don't do that often, so I really enjoyed the cooking portion of the book more.
The author's style of entertaining is on the frou frou side so take that into consideration before reading the book. Even if her tastes for entertaining may be fussy, the photos are still beautiful to look at, and she shares the history of her family's home and it's nice to read about all of that history as well. I loved the tiny sketches of little animals throughout the book, they are just too cute.
Helping kids enjoy simple pleasures and the wonders of the natural world
I also loved that the author let her adorable pets model with the food for some of the photos. The book really is beautiful, and it would make a lovely and lasting gift for a vegan friend. I want to try a lot of the recipes, they don't look too difficult and they are all made with fresh seasonal ingredients. The recipe portion of the book is split into the four seasons and consists of recipes and foods that pertain to that time of year.
One of my favorite parts was the fall breakfast section. Mix the cooked vegetables with the amaranth and add parsley. Fill the squash blossoms with the mixture. Your email address will not be published. All rights reserved. This book, as practical as it is beautiful, will show you how to incorporate affordable, cruelty-free eating into your daily life, as well as how to serve delicious, wholesome food to friends with elegance, flair and ease.
Zucchini Blossoms Stuffed with Amaranth. I use all my green dishes in the summer. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Search for:. Hollywood Trunk Show. Core Bodies Trunk Show. Follow Cornelia. Learn more about Cruelty-Free Go!