It's been a while since we brought you a vegetarian cookbook, so today we decided to bring you the review of Start Simple by Lukas Volger.
What have I got to eat? It’s a question we ask every time we open up the refrigerator or pantry door. It might be eggs, some cheese, and half a loaf of bread, or a box of wilting greens, garlic, and some sweet potatoes. Though these ingredients may not seem like much to make a delicious meal, recipe developer and author Lukas Volger knows it’s all you need.
In Start Simple, he offers a radically new, uncomplicated, and creative approach to cooking that allows you to use what you already have on hand to make great meals you didn’t think were possible.
Start Simple has a different approach than must of the cookbooks that we already reviewed. In this book, you'll see that magic can happen with just a few ingredients: sweet potatoes, tortillas, eggs, cabbage, hearty greens, beans, winter squash, mushrooms, tofu, summer squash, and cauliflower.
In this book, Luka advises you to stock up on these eleven building blocks instead of shopping for a single recipe. A protein (tofu, beans, eggs) is a foundation. A crunchy garnish (cabbage, greens) is a finishing touch. Once these structural components of a meal are established, home chefs can throw in their own variations and favorite flavors — mixing, matching, and adding ingredients to customize their dishes.
While Start Simple is a vegetarian cookbook Volger’s approach transcends categories. His methods aren’t about subscribing to a specific dietary regimen; they are about simply recognizing and embracing the way people cook and eat today. Creating weekly meal plans based on intricate recipes sounds good, but it can be difficult to execute. Having a well-stocked pantry paired with a choose-you-own adventure guide to creating simple yet inventive meals is more practical for your average home cook.
For some people, vegetarian cuisine is something scary and challenging. But the reality is that it doesn't have to be, and this book just proves that. With 140 recipes suitable for both inexperienced cooks and seasoned ones alike, this book will show you how delicious and easy vegetarian cuisine can be.
As we already told you, this book will encourage you to stock up on eleven main ingredients, instead of shopping for a specific recipe. For us, this is the most important thing about this book because after you get used to this approach you'll realize how easy it is to create your own recipes. This will not only make you a better cook, but it'll also give you endless possibilities for your everyday meals.
Start Simple is a great vegetarian cookbook that will encourage you to rethink the way you approach cooking. Sometimes we all focus too much on recipes forgetting the most important thing which are the ingredients. In this book, you'll learn some new and delicious recipes, but the most valuable lesson that you'll learn is how you can create your own repertoire of weeknight staples. If you are looking for a new and different vegetarian cookbook, this might be the right book for you.
Start Simple is a great cookbook that offers you a different perspective on food, instead of focusing on recipes, this book focuses on ingredients as a key to unlock delicious everyday recipes.