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The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook - Deb Perelman I don't usually review cookbooks, but I had to give a good rating to this one! I've made three recipes from this cookbook this week, and all were excellent - two were, in fact, so good that I've had to add them to my list of stapes!

I'm a sometimes vegetarian, so I was especially interested in the large number of meatless recipes. I recommend these:

Shaved asparagus pizza:

This was a revelation. I don't really make pizza at home, but she suggested using a frozen dough. I bought a whole wheat dough from Whole Foods. The pizza is topped with parmesan and mozzarella (I used lite mozzarella) and thinly shaved asparagus, tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper. It was so simple, but it was excellent - easily one of the best vegetarian pizzas I have had!

Sugar Snap pea salad with miso dressing

The salad is good (I love sugar snap peas) but it's all about the dressing. I'm obsessed with japanese restaurant salad dressing, and this one manages to be even better! I could have seriously eaten it by itself. I think with the addition of grated carrots and a little less honey it could be exactly like the restaurant dressing, but it might be even better this way.

I'm going to make more recipes from this one. I'm wary of blogger cookbooks, as some of them are just awful, but Deb Perelman really delivers!