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The Healthy Electric Smoker Cookbook

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If you own an electric smoker, then grill expert Robyn Lindars’ book, The Healthy Electric Smoker Cookbook: 100 Recipes with All-Natural Ingredients and Fewer Carbs! is one that should definitely be on your shelf. The book includes everything most of us novices need to start cooking in the smoker, as far as basics. Then there are dozens of mouthwatering recipes that are well-written and easy to follow. Most of the recipes are for foods that are often grilled or oven baked, so using the smoker is a good way to infuse our favorites with smoky flavor.

Although the recipes in this cookbook are more healthy and have fewer carbs (they are mostly meat and fish which have no carbs anyway), Lindars doesn’t go over the top and the “healthy” is about right for most mainstream cooks. Most of us want to feed people in a healthy way, but don’t want to go overboard and be ridiculous about it. This cookbook is perfect for that.

The book features lots of meat – beef, pork, lamb, and even venison recipes. The Pimento and Jalapeño burgers were first in the queue, and they are amazing. There are so many recipes to make, even meatloaf, beef skewers, and several mouthwatering recipes for ribs. Poultry has its own chapter, and there are enough recipes to choose from that everyone will be happy: BBQ Chicken & Smoked Onion Flatbreads (Yum!), Whole Smoked Chicken with Alabama White Sauce, Orange-Oregano Cornish Game Hens, and a delicious Chipotle Lime Chicken Chili to name a few. There is seafood, stuffed pork chops, and Fish Tacos with Chipotle-Cilantro Slaw. If you like smoked fish, Lindars’ recipe for Maple Bourbon Smoked Salmon is easy and fabulous.

This excellent cookbook also features great side dishes (Bacon & Jalapeño Deviled Eggs, smoked pecans, and smoked pimento cheese) including slaws which are indispensible at any barbecue, as well as smoked desserts.

Anyone who wants to expand their repertoire of dishes to prepare in the smoker will want to rush out and purchase this cookbook. There are enough recipes to keep cooks busy for weeks. The only drawback is that there aren’t enough photographs. 

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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Electric smokers give a healthier alternative to regular smoking.  Delicious recipes are included.   The food was really good.
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This is a fantastic book for beginners using an electric smoker.  The author give plenty of tips in the beginning of the book.   She tells you what equipment and tool will be useful which I really liked.  The recipes are separated by type of protein.  From poultry, to pork, fish and seafood to beef.  It's all covered.  The pictures are beautiful.  The recipes are detailed and look absolutely delicious!  This will be a go to for tips and recipes for me!  

I received this ARC from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
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My husband and I love cooking together. We decided to buy a smoker and chose an electric one and proceeded to search for recipes that we could make together. Not many blogs or recipe sites have any directions at all using electric smokers. We experimented and have almost figured out conversions for everything, but this cookbook sure was nice to find. It already has the cook time without any conversions and it has some really great recipes. We might cook our way through the whole thing.
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There are several people that I'm going to have to buy this book for, and it will make a great gift!

I'm new to using an electric smoker. I've had one for a couple years, but sadly it's never been taken out of the box. I can't wait to use this book and finally start to learn how to cook with smoke!

There are so many recipes in this book, and I also really love all the info at the beginning on everything from how to use an electric smoker to different cuts of meat.
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Smoking Hot! 

As a person who knows absolutely nothing but I love eating smoked foods this is an eye opener. After reading this book I bought an electric smoker grill as I could not wait to try out the recipes.

Not only are you given the very beginning basics a newbie likes me needs I was ready to smoke without any issues because of this book.

I was so glad that the book told you what to do to prepare the smoker & how to get your food ready.

Simply simple directions & recipes I was off to smoke my salmon & shrimp!

The recipes are spot on with the correct times & recipes so easy a person new to smoking can do it!

Delicious & tempting & oh so delighting the food was so good that all was eaten & gone~.

Loved by all including me, thank you for a book on smoking foods that taste great & easy to make~!
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This is a great cookbook with recipes for many different styles and flavors.  I also appreciate all the helpful information about cuts of meat, the science behind the smoker, as well as tips for how to make the sauces and rubs.
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The presentation of this book is great.  Mouthwatering pictures that make you want to get started immediately.  Lots of recipes that even if you have been using a smoker before will give you some unique ideas.  I sure found quite a few that I want to try out..
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A good cookbook/ reference guide for the beginner home smoker with many lessons included for the more advanced grill master too.  I have used an electric smoker for many years but mostly for fish.  It is time to invest in a larger smoker, so I did my research and found this book full of helpful information.  It has not only guided me in my purchase but also given me many recipes to make my expanded menus successful.  If you are going to spend the time and money to prepare your smoked meats at home, you will definitely find this book useful.  I've now smoked brisket several times and each one gets better.
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For some reason the title of this cookbook led me to believe it would be somewhat boring.  That it is NOT!  The recipes look amazing!  There are smoked recipes for not only meats but vegetables, salads, appetizers and desserts.  And they all look SOOOOO GOOD.
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