My Darling Lemon Thyme Cookbook Review

My Darling Lemon Thyme Cookbook Review
By The Cooking World, Editorial Staff
December 20, 2021

My Darling Lemon Thyme: Every Day

The end of the year is here, but we still have time for one more cookbook review. This time we bring you the review of My Darling Lemon Thyme cookbook by Emma Galloway.

In 2010 she started a blog, My Darling Lemon Thyme, “as a place to share gluten-free vegetarian recipes, stories and tips on organic gardening” and she has just released a cookbook with the same name, reflecting her philosophy that “natural, whole food should be flavorsome, fun and easy to prepare”.

Everyday food should be quick and easy, using readily available ingredients and simple techniques. Over years working as a chef and as a mother of two, Emma has designed tips and tricks to make cooking simpler through planning ahead and using ingredients that are easy to swap out. Dotted throughout My Darling Lemon Thyme: Every Day, you will find 'anything' recipes to suit your tastes and whatever ingredients you have to hand. All the recipes are vegetarian, flavor-packed, and gluten-free recipes you can trust, for every season, every day.

My Darling Lemon Thyme

Everyday Meals

The fans of vegetarian home cooking will need no introduction to Emma Galloway, whose accessible vegetarian, gluten-free and largely dairy-free recipes and photos have become known worldwide. In her third book, as the title implies, you'll find her favorite recipes to meet your everyday cooking needs, from ‘get dinner on the table right now’ to dishes that can be made ahead, and baked goods for your sweet moments.

With her easy approach to food, Emma takes the ‘too hard’ out of cooking for those for whom vegetarian and gluten-free food is a choice or a need. My Darling Lemon Thyme cookbook starts with a comprehensive guide to filling the pantry with good-quality ingredients. In this section, Emma presents us with a big range of ingredients, ranging from pickled mushrooms, home made ghee up to an impressive collection of 15 different gluten-free flours in her pantry.

After getting a bunch of great ideas to fill up your pantry, you'll have 8 more sections where you'll find over 100 vegetarian recipes. Sections ranging from Breakfast, Junk-free snacks, Drinks + Frozen things, Easy Desserts and more, will give you plenty of delicious ideas for everyday meals.

My Darling Lemon Thyme
Baked Butter Beans with Feta. Photography by Emma Galloway (p. 218)

Recipes For The All Family

My Darling Lemon Thyme is both a collection of about 100 recipes and stories from Emma’s life and kitchen. It’s a beautifully presented cookbook – visually pleasing and taste bud stimulating. As a former pastry chef, Emma has nailed the baked goods on offer and, as in other sections of the book, many recipes give a basic method for you to add to as your fancy turns, swapping out the fruit or veges or spices with whatever is in season or just what you have.

Plenty of Asian flavors pepper through dishes for simple dinners such as Lek Omelette with Spring Onion Rice and a Sri Lankan-inspired weeknight curry. Family favorites such as Burgers, Lasagna, Nachos, and Mac and Cheese get a look in, too, with recipes that won’t turn you inside out with complexity but will fill your every day with food that is wholesome, uncomplicated and so good.

Pea + Potato Curry, Tofu Satay Burgers, Kimchi Noodle Soup, Any-Fruit Cobbler, and Chocolate Quinoa Cake are among the beautiful, nourishing, simple-to-make and absolutely delicious recipes celebrated in Emma Galloway's third book from her home kitchen.

My Darling Lemon Thyme
Leek Omelette with Spring Onion Rice. Photography by Emma Galloway (p. 156)

Final Thoughts

In My Darling Lemon Thyme cookbook, Emma shows us a healthier lifestyle which is also good for the planet. This is a book about how not to waste, how to make things from scratch, and how to grow your own food. For us, this is a useful and practical book with recipes that are quick and easy, and with a lot of ideas for variations on the recipes if you do not have all the ingredients to hand.


My Darling Lemon Thyme is a cookbook packed with beautiful, nourishing, simple-to-make and absolutely delicious recipes that will delight anyone who is craving healthy and delicious meals.









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