Impatient Foodie: 100 Delicious Recipes for a Hectic, Time-Starved World

Impatient Foodie: 100 Delicious Recipes for a Hectic, Time-Starved World

I’ve been hearing buzz about this cookbook, Impatient Foodie by Elettra Wiedemann, for some time now. Not having been a follower of her blog, I was intrigued. Short on time? Check. Want delicious food? Check. And… bonus points for bridging “the gap between the ideals of the organic, slow food movement and the realities of a busy life.” Check, check, check.

In an ideal world, I’d have a few hours to prepare meals every day. Taking it slow, enjoying the process. But, honestly, that just isn’t my own personal reality. I work 12 hour shifts on the days I’m in the office and that doesn’t leave much time for anything else that falls on the fun spectrum. I was intrigued, then, when the opportunity to review this book came up.

First thing I noticed was the organization, which I liked very much. The sections are broken down by vegetable, protein, fruit and desserts. The major sections are then broken down by the individual component. Asparagus, beets, broccoli, etc. Handy. I can’t tell you how often I impulse buy something at the farmer’s market and then need to figure out what to do with it.

Getting into the recipes, I was pleased. Healthy. Simple. Quick. Delicious-sounding. I had no trouble finding many to add to my To Make list. I can’t wait to dive into the Thai Coconut Cauliflower Soup and the Raw Broccoli Salad with Sesame Dressing. And the Apple Brie Bacon Grilled Cheese? Oooooh yes. The proof shall be, as they say, in the pudding but I’m excited to get cooking. The recipes sound wonderful.

Impatient Foodie has gained a new follower.

On My ‘To Make’ List

  • 10-Minute Savory Broccoli
  • Raw Broccoli Salad with Sesame Dressing
  • Cauliflower Steaks with Labne Cheese
  • Thai Coconut Cauliflower Soup
  • Leek Butter
  • One-Pot Lemony Kale and Quinoa Bowl
  • Parsnip Bacon Hash
  • Chou’s Vinegar Chicken
  • Useless Spice Split Roast Chicken
  • Apple Brie Bacon Grilled Cheese
  • Lemon-Ricotta Poppy Seed Muffins

This review is based on a NetGalley ARC provided in exchange for an honest, unbiased opinion.