Thursday, October 8, 2020

Clean Treats for Everyone: Healthy Desserts and Snacks Made with Simple, Real Food Ingredients


Clean Treats for Everyone is a tutorial and recipe collection for clean treats collected and developed by Laura Fuentes. Released 6th Oct 2020 by Quarto on their Fair Winds Press imprint, it's 176 pages and is available in paperback format.

This is a very well presented cookbook full of appealing and healthy treats with an emphasis on unprocessed, unrefined, healthy ingredients. The results are gloriously tasty and decadent, despite being "good for you". The author has a very contemporary informal style of writing which appealed to me. She seems friendly and open and the non-recipe parts of the book are accessible and interesting. 

The introduction covers "clean eating" and cooking and what it entails, some benefits and how to start. The introductory material also includes a useful pantry/shopping list with tips on storage as well as how to combine clean eating with other specialized diets such as gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free. There's also a useful short intro to cooking tools and supplies. The recipes themselves are arranged into chapters by baked goods, and no-bake. 

The recipes contain an introduction, specialized allergy/diet info (gluten, nut, dairy-free etc). Recipe ingredients are listed bullet style in the sidebar with both American standard, with metric measurements in parentheses (yay!). The instructions are clear and easy to follow. Ingredients are easily sourced at any moderately well stocked grocery store. Some items may need to be sourced from health-food or co-op grocers (almond flour, coconut sugar, etc), but there's nothing that is "way out" there in terms of accessibility. Nutritional info is not included. 

The photography is not plentiful, but the photos which are included are clear and illustrative. Serving suggestions are appealing and appropriate.  This is a very nice collection of sweets with emphasis on flavor and visual appeal.

Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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