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Healthy, easy, and delicious recipes from the Defined Dish blog--fully endorsed by Whole30
Alex Snodgrass of TheDefinedDish.com is the third author in the popular Whole30 Endorsed series. With gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free recipes that sound and look way too delicious to be healthy, this is a cookbook people can turn to after completing a Whole30, when they’re looking to reintroduce healthful ingredients like tortillas, yogurt, beans, and legumes. Recipes like Chipotle Chicken Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa or Black Pepper Chicken are easy enough to prepare even after a busy day at work. There are no esoteric ingredients in these recipes, but instead something to suit every taste, each dish clearly marked if it is Whole30 compliant, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and more. Alex includes delicious variations, too, such as using lettuce wraps instead of taco shells, to ensure recipes can work for almost any diet. And for anyone looking to stick to their Whole30 for longer, at least sixty of the recipes are fully compliant.
The Defined Dish blogger Snodgrass debuts with this collection of dozens of gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free recipes that are packed with flavor. She organizes the recipes by region in the "Mom-Bo Italiano" chapter are modified Italian-American classics such as chicken saltimbocca roll-ups and rosemary-lemon shrimp. The "Better Than Take Out" chapter has plenty of Asian-inspired dishes, such as red curry shrimp and sweet potato noodle stir-fry, black pepper chicken, and Mongolian beef stir-fry. A Texas native, Snodgrass includes appetizing examples of Southern and Tex-Mex cooking in the "Southern Charms" and "Tacos y Mas" chapters, most notably Cajun crab cakes with remoulade, cauliflower rice jambalaya, street tacos made with steak, and crispy carnitas. Helpful notes at the top of each recipe inform whether the dish is entirely Whole30 compliant, and Snodgrass adds tips for modifying other dishes ("omit the sugar and add 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar," she writes for her creamy tomato basil soup). Readers looking for healthy dishes that do not sacrifice flavor will find plenty to enjoy in this outing.