Eating in the Middle is the debut cookbook from food blogger and weight loss extraordinaire, Andie Mitchell. It is a collection of "mostly wholesome" recipes, beautiful color photographs and little stories of her life that capture the overall theme of each section.
When I opened the package from the publisher, I couldn't help but first notice the construction of the book - the matte photograph cover and the debossed fabric spine that adds a great texture when holding the book in your hands. Speaking of quality, this publication features 240 pages of heavy-stock paper and the hardcover copy weighs in at just over two pounds - making it bound to hold up very well with lots of use in the kitchen.
The book is split up into very simple but relatable sections: Starting Fresh (breakfast and brunch), Lunchtime, Vegetables and Sides, Dinnertime, For Sharing and All Things Sweet. Each section hosts a variety of recipes from the lighter to the heartier and the sweet to the savory. There is a little something for everyone here. This cookbook is very easy to navigate with a table of contents and a full glossary that not only includes the names of the recipes but is also searchable by the popular ingredients used in those recipes.
What I love about Eating in the Middle is that each recipe features nutritional information so you can easily count calories or track your diet when eating from this book.
Some of the recipes I'm dying to try are the Greek Yogurt Pancakes, Loaded Black Bean Burgers and my personal favorite, Halibut Baked in Parchment with Pistachio Mint Pesto. I have sticky notes dotting the book and marking dozens of other recipes as "must try's" so there is no doubt this cookbook will see a lot of my kitchen counter over the next several months.
I have had the privilege of reviewing quite a few other cookbooks this year, but I am naming Eating in the Middle the best cookbook of 2016. Pick it up for the amazingly simple recipes or for the beautiful photographs by Aran Goyoaga or to have some healthy options in your menu plans for the summer. You won't regret adding this book to your collection.
Eating in the Middle is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. To read more about the author, visit her website AndieMitchell.com.
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