One of the perks of being a food blogger is that I get the opportunity to receive review copies of new cookbooks. There are a lot of them; however, only a very select few earn spots on my small kitchen shelf. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing recipes from the new books that really are something special.
The first cookbook is from my teacher and mentor, Meghan Telpner. You may know her from her first book, UnDiet, or her popular Academy of Culinary Nutrition (where I received my certification!). I’ve had the privilege of knowing Meghan for the last year and a half and let me tell you—she is the real deal and every bit as knowledgeable and bubbly as you’d imagine. Girl’s also got integrity in spades. To give you an example: shortly after I launched my SEO for Food Bloggers eBook, I submitted it for sale on her ACN website. Meghan emailed to tell me she loved it so much she wanted to buy her own copy through Pickles & Honey to use for her site re-design, despite already having a review copy. That’s the type of person she is.
It was Meghan’s UnDiet lifestyle book that prompted me to become a Certified Culinary Nutritionist, and this latest UnDiet Cookbook is the natural successor to UnDiet. What I love about the recipes is that not only are they wholesome and delicious, but they’re also extremely simple. If you’ve ever thought, “I want to eat better/vegan/gluten-free/etc, but I don’t have the time”, this is the cookbook for you. The recipes are the opposite of fussy and whether you’re soy-free or grain-free, there’s something for everyone.
Naturally, I gravitated towards dessert! This key lime pie is right up my alley: 10 ingredients, no-bake, and sweetened with dates and pure maple syrup. I’m a sucker for tart, citrusy desserts and this one hits the spot. I hope you’ll give it a try!
P.S. If you’re interested in the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, I wrote a review here. You can also contact me with specific questions. I’m happy to share my experience and really feel like it was a game-changer for me.
P.P.S. My mom, who always tells me P&H recipes have “too many special ingredients”—even though we shop at the EXACT SAME grocery stores in Boston!—has been cooking from The UnDiet Cookbook. So, if that’s not a testament to it being approachable, I don’t know what is. And for the record, Mom—my recipes are not complicated!
10-Ingredient Raw Key Lime Pie
Prep Time: 3 hours 25 mins
This raw and vegan key lime pie requires only 10 ingredients and 25 minutes of prep work. It's made entirely of whole foods and unrefined, natural sugars too!
Copyright © 2015 Meghan Telpner for The UnDiet Cookbook: 130 Gluten-Free Recipes for a Healthy and Awesome Life by arrangement with Appetite by Random House.