As the millennial that I am, I get most of my dinner recipes from some of my favorite food blogs online. I’ll let you in on a little secret that might sound blasphemous to many people: I don’t look for recipes on Pinterest. To me, Pinterest, like Instagram, is a place for pretty photos that inspire me, not necessarily day-to-day tips and tricks. Pinterest gets overwhelming, and isn’t organized enough for me to be able to find recipes that I want, so I stick to blogs and cookbooks.
I have a great arsenal of cookbooks that are focused on baking, but not many that are for cooking, or for easy, healthy dinner recipes, which is typically what I’m looking for when I meal plan for the week. In the past year, I received Molly on the Range (thanks, Carter!) and Love and Lemons for my birthday (thanks, Mimi!), and have loved having a couple of great cookbooks on hand to turn to when I’m stuck in a meal-planning rut, or just to gain inspiration for new recipes when the seasons change and new produce is fresh and available. Since then I have had my eye on a few other cookbooks to use for the same purpose.
A bunch of great cookbooks have come out in the past year, and a few are coming out soon, so I thought I would share some of the ones that are on my radar. Again, since I already get most of my recipes from food blogs, I tend to gravitate toward the cookbooks that are written by food bloggers who create recipes that I like, or recipe developers and contributors for prominent food publications.
Recent or upcoming cookbooks:
Pretty Simple Cooking by Sonja and Alex Overhiser of A Couple Cooks
The Pretty Dish by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, coming out March 20, 2018
Love Real Food by Kathryne Taylor of Cookie & Kate
The Minimalist Kitchen by Melissa Coleman of The Faux Martha, coming out April 10, 2018
Dining In by Alison Roman
Smitten Kitchen Every Day by Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen
Half Baked Harvest Cookbook by Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest
Slightly older, but great for healthy, tasty dinners:
Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking by Dana Shultz of Minimalist Baker
Love and Lemons Cookbook by Jeanine Donofrio of Love and Lemons
Molly on the Range by Molly Yeh of My Name is Yeh
Do you have a well-loved cookbook that you use all the time? I’m all ears!