#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
New York Times Bestseller
It’s comfort food—redefined! Here are healthy meals the whole family can enjoy, night after night . . .
What does comfort mean in The Comfortable Kitchen? For Alex Snodgrass, New York Times bestselling author of The Defined Dish, bringing her family around the table to share a home-cooked meal is a favorite way to show love. Her recipes are designed to bring joy into that display of affection, from your own comfort cooking to your loved ones’ delight at the delicious flavors, to knowing that you’re caring for your family’s nutrition with each bite.
Though many of her meals are fully paleo compliant, or at the very least paleo-ish, there are plenty of other recipes with simple, flexible ingredient swaps for a cleaner meal when desired—perfect for people who are enjoying their “food freedom” stage of their health journey. And for those who have dietary restrictions, Alex clearly marks each recipe as gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, and paleo, as appropriate.
Alex brings back the joy of being in the kitchen for those at all levels of cooking skill and provides food for every occasion, with soups, salads, pasta, vegetarian and non-vegetarian mains, apps, and sides ranging from one-pot meals to not-so-junky junk food--and even cocktails and desserts--with recipes including:
Cajun Chicken and Wild Rice SoupGreen Curry Poached Halibut with HerbsTexas Style Brisket TacosHerby Green Olive Pasta with FetaSheet Pan Honey-Sesame CauliflowerClayton’s Margarita7-Ingredient Almond Butter Cookies
With 105 approachable and nutritious recipes for real, busy life, The Comfortable Kitchen is a must-have cookbook for everyone who cares about what they eat and what they make.
Recipe developer and blogger Snodgrass (The Defined Dish) puts a modern spin on comfort food in this versatile collection of nourishing dishes that never fall short on flavor. While many of her healthy, crowd-pleasing recipes such as crunchy chicken tinga tacos, lemon avocado oil cake, and Vietnamese-inspired "Shaking Beef" salad are paleo-compliant, readers shouldn't be deterred by the label, as each one is packed with taste. Snodgrass also provides a vast assortment of recipes suitable for other dietary programs including a creamy Cajun chicken and wild rice soup that is gluten-free and diary-free; and grain-free and vegetarian-friendly roasted veggie enchiladas verdes. Meanwhile, other dishes like burgers, spicy shrimp pasta with tarragon and basil, and individual Texas "sheet" cakes can be modified with simple ingredient substitutions or omissions. The book concludes with a chapter of appetizing cocktail recipes from Snodgrass's husband, Clayton, that reimagine classics such as the margarita (which gets a raw egg white added to it for a frothy effect) and the Moscow mule (updated here with a mezcal and elderflower liqueur). This is perfect for busy home cooks who want to expand their repertoire of healthy recipes. Agent: Nicole Tourtelot, the Gernert Company.