My most recent Blogging for Books order was a little different this time around. Rather than my typical novel or cookbook, I went with a new adult coloring book titled Everything Beautiful, by Waterbrook.
There is nothing that makes this one stand out from others, however, I found that it provided a relaxing form of entertainment most people expect from an adult coloring book.
The artwork is beautiful, and coloring the simple yet detailed pages helped me decompress from built up stress I had harbored from a long day. The messages formed into the pictures were encouraging, and overall I felt good after spending even just a few moments coloring a page.
Again, Everything Beautiful is not especially unique. It is yet another adult coloring books you find in, say, the book aisle of a grocery store. However, it serves it’s purpose and would make a beautiful gift for someone you love.
As I flipped through Seven Spoons by Tara O’Brady, I became extremely inspired to go experiment in my kitchen. The recipes inside are unique and intriguing, and while I have yet to try any of them, I can certainly say they look absolutely delicious. I am looking forward to the many recipes I will be using soon!
To enhance the experience of flipping through these pages, I found the stories she included particularly interesting. She truly brings out the depth and significance of her food choices. These stories help us see where her inspiration comes from. As a woman with Indian background living in Canada, her recipes are a rich blend of both cultures, which seems to create a very special variety of combinations. Definitely something different from other cook books.
I can tell these recipes are not necessarily meant to be used for the average weeknight dinners, so it’s not something I would turn to on a regular basis. However, it will be among the first resources I search for when preparing special meals, whether they are dinner parties, birthday dinners, or holidays.
I simply cannot wait to get started!
Although I am no longer dealing with baby food, I really wanted to request a copy of Lisa Barrangou’s The Amazing Make Ahead Baby Food Book from Blogging For Books. I don’t recall ever buying a single jar of baby food for my son, and I absolutely loved making all of his meals. During that time I relied heavily on another book, and wanted to check out more resources for future reference. I really enjoyed having the opportunity to read over Barrangou’s book, and will keep it in mind for round two (whenever that may be!).
Overall I thought her approach was simple and too the point. If someone is looking to use a particular method of making homemade baby food, she takes one of the more convenient routs. Personally I really enjoyed the way I did things when my son was younger, and will probably only implement some of her suggested methods. That’s not to say I didn’t find value in her book. Even if you’re not looking for directions on how to create a system of making baby food, the book is still great for recipe ideas and extra information regarding nutrition.