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Book Review: Homemade Mommy Handbook

I’m honored to have the opportunity to introduce you to a wonderful ebook today.  The book is called Homemade Mommy Handbook and is written by THE homemade mommy herself, Lindsey Germont.

Click here to visit Lindsey – Homemade Mommy.

The Homemade Mommy – Lindsey Germont

As you know from my Pantry Revamp series, I am trying to increase the homemade foods that we consume in our house.  I want to cut out all processed foods and work with only whole ingredients.  If you want to eat “real” food, you have to know how to cook.  You have to get in the kitchen and do the work.  This book will help you (and me!) do just that.

When I signed up to review the book and introduce it to my readers, I had no idea I was going to enjoy it so much and find so many great recipes inside.  However, as Lindsey says, the book is about more than just recipes.  It is also about how to find and use quality ingredients, teaches you much about basic cooking techniques, and helps increase your understanding of combining flavors in food (particularly flavors OTHER than salty and sweet, which we have become so accustomed to tasting in the American diet).

Lindsey does a great job of making sure that her reader understands all of the cooking techniques that are necessary to complete each of her recipes.   Of particular interest to me was the section on fermentation, in which she talks about the what, why and how of fermenting.  I also enjoyed the do’s and don’ts section on herbs and spices.  As Lindsey suggests, this book should be seen as more than a recipe book.  With all the extras, reading this book can be likened to standing in the kitchen and learning to cook from your grandmother.

Then you get to the recipes.  Most of them include pictures (which is important to me in a cookbook) and all of them include thorough instructions that will help make your dish turn out just as beautiful as Lindsey’s.  I was also pleased that most of the ingredients are items that are easy to locate and inexpensive.  I get frustrated when “healthy” cookbooks include lists of ingredients that are a mile long, can only be purchased at a specialty store, and will cost me a small fortune.

Here is a list of several recipes that sound so good I feel like I need to try them tomorrow:

  • Butter Hummus
  • Kale Chips
  • Banana Pancakes
  • Veggie Egg Casserole 
  • Fermented Ketchup
  • Fermented Salsa
  • Kefir 
  • Homemade Chocolate 
  • Plus over 50 additional recipes!
Get this book.  I promise that you won’t be disappointed!  Click here to purchase the book.  
Through the end of May it is on sale for only $14.96! 

(This post contains affiliate links. I was not financially compensated for this post. My copy of the eBook was provided for me. The opinions of Homemade Mommy Handbook, as stated in this post, are completely my own.)

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Giveaway: The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making

I have good news and I have bad news.

First the bad news – no Pantry Revamp recipe today.  (I know, I know…. you’re shedding a few tears.)

Now the good news – today I am excited to bring you a giveaway!  As you know, I am a huge fan of Alana Chernila’s book The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making.  I’ve made several of her recipes and shared some of them with you as part of my Pantry Revamp series here on the blog.

Here’s a review that a fellow blogger, the Homestead Lady, did of the book, in case you’re interested in reading more: Homestead Lady Review of The Homemade Pantry

Please enter below and send your friends!  The more the merrier. (The entry period begins today, May 14th, and ends next Friday, May 24th.  There are three entry opportunities.  You may complete all three entries (for three chances to win) or just the one or two if you want.  Completely up to you.)

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Disclosure:  I was not financially compensated in any way for this post.  I have purchased this book with my own funds.  All opinions about the book are 100% my own.  This post contains affiliate links. For more information, check out our policies and disclousures.

This giveaway is open to US Residents ages 18 and over only.  (Sorry to those living outside the US, as the blog grows, this will change.) Entries close on May 21 at 11:59 pm and winners will be drawn by May 23.