My 5 Fave 2016 Cookbooks

I’m a cookbook addict. There, I said. I will fully admit because let’s face it, cookbooks are the greatest things ever. They’re beautiful, they’re inspiring, they’re full of delicious recipes, and they’re the best to curl up with on a lazy weekend afternoon with a cup of hot coffee.

I’ve bought my fair share of cookbooks this past year. Today I’m sharing my fave 2016 cookbooks.

OH SHE GLOWS EVERY DAY BY ANGELA LIDDON

I’m a huge fan of Angela’s blog Oh She Glows and have been for years. I was eagerly anticipating her second cookbook and am happy to say that it doesn’t disappoint (but there was no doubt in my mind that this second addition would be just as amazing as her first). This book has absolutely gorgeous photography, a clean design, and Angela’s trademark voice. My favourite recipe so far: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. How can that be bad, right?!

EATING IN THE MIDDLE BY ANDIE MITCHELL

Ever since I read Andie’s memoir It Was Me All Along, I’ve been a fan of her inspiring and beautiful writing and recipes. This book is truly a work of art. It’s got essays on eating salads for lunch, how she made peace with her sweet tooth, and more. She shares healthy but still delicious recipes with a touch of indulgence — hence the title.

SMALL VICTORIES BY JULIA TURSHEN

Another work of art. Wow is all I can say about this book. Julia is a trained chef (and you might recognize her name from one of Gwyneth Paltrow’s beautiful cookbooks) and she’s an absolute foodie. She shares personal stories and riffs on every single recipe. She gives you a recipe then gives you about a million different ways to make it your own. A spin-off, if you will. It’s pretty awesome.

THE HAPPY COOK BY DAPHNE OZ

Daphne’s voice is just so fun and so comforting. It’s like she’s talking directly to you and you’re best friends, hanging out and eating. Daphne is someone who loves to eat (and that’s a massive understatement) so this is the cookbook for you if you’re the same. Daphne is all about eating both happy and healthy so she shares ways to make your meals as delicious as possible while still feeling great.

FED AND FIT BY CASSY JOY

This book is a true winner. Cassy is like your friend, helping you along on your journey toward health. The first half of the book is all about sleep, motivation, and more. The second half is chock full of delicious and easy recipes. What I love about this book is how the simplest of techniques and ingredients can yield such amazing results. So far I’ve made her Weeknight Leafy Green Chili (awesome) and her Buffalo Chicken Casserole. I totally recommend this (along with the other gems on this list).

What were your favourite cookbooks this year? Any I should check out?

Aya Tsintziras is a food blogger at www.ahealthystory.com. She posts gluten-free, dairy-free and mostly sugar-free recipes, lifestyle and pop culture stories on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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