The debut cookbook from YouTube cooking superstar Sara Lynn Cauchon of The Domestic Geek
With more than 1.4 million followers, and over 100 million video views, The Domestic Geek is one of YouTube's most popular cooking shows. Fans adore host Sara Lynn Cauchon's fresh, fun, no-fuss style of cooking and her easy recipes are big on flavor and have a healthful twist. Readers won't find any fancy, hard-to-pronounce ingredients here, nor will they have to make a trip to the health food store to prepare delicious dishes like Greek Chicken Soup, Veggie Fried Quinoa, or Easy Peasy Risotto. Sara Lynn teaches fans how to master basic cooking techniques while offering loads of variations like her sheet pan supper series that includes recipes for Ranch Roasted Chicken and Veggies, Chili Lime Shrimp Fajitas and Halibut with Green Beans, Tomatoes and Olives. For cooks who want to mix it up in the kitchen, Sara Lynn offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free alternatives, as well as simple swaps to make recipes more family-friendly.
Cauchon, whose Domestic Geek YouTube channel has 1.5 million subscribers, assembles more than 85 recipes in this enjoyable debut cookbook designed "to make life in the kitchen easier." Cauchon presents a simplified approach to cooking with quick recipes and includes weekly meal planning that balances super foods with treats. Recipes feature popular though predictable healthy foods and cooking styles in the form of smoothies (creamy orange), wraps (mango and shrimp), pita pizzas, and grain bowls; it's no surprise that kale, cauliflower, and quinoa figure prominently. However, cooks can vary dishes using creative "mix it up" and "simple swaps" suggestions (tuna can be swapped for salmon in the poke bowl). One-pot pasta dishes include creamy chicken Alfredo, and convenient sheet pan suppers feature halibut with green beans, tomatoes, and olives. There are weekly "meal prep musts" and planning tricks such as frozen bagged "smoothie packs." Her recommendations for essential kitchen appliances include a blender and food processor to help "maximize efficiency and minimize effort," and she lists condiments for pantry and fridge to keep on hand. This down-to-earth guide to getting healthy home-cooked meals onto the table quickly will delight time-pressed home cooks.