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Whole in One

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A nice variety of healthy meals.  Many photos accompany the recipes which I like when I look through a cookbook.  They can all be made in one pan/pot which is great for getting dinner on the table sooner and less cleanup.  The ingredients were already in my pantry or were easy to find at our local grocery store.  I also like the precise measurements for the serving sizes.  Another great cookbook from Ellie Krieger!

I received a complimentary copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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WHOLE IN ONE by Ellie Krieger describes "Complete, Healthy Meals in a Single Pot, Sheet Pan, or Skillet." This cookbook has some great recipes and beautiful pictures – I would love to see more of both – easy recipes to make in just one container AND even more pictures for the ones that are included already.  Krieger, a regular contributor to The Washington Post and host of Ellie's Real Good Food, divides her book into sections on plant protein/eggs/dairy; seafood; poultry; meat; and desserts. She begins by describing the six essential pots and pans (e.g., medium size oven-proof skillet) to use and then further divides recipes according to the type of pot or pan used. Although often containing numerous ingredients which can be a bit intimidating, each recipe lists calories and other nutritional information, including whether it is an excellent (or good) source of various vitamins and minerals. I am looking forward to experimenting with numerous options and taste combinations like Asiago-Crusted Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes and Garlic Broccoli. 

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Amazing Cookbook!

Perfect for people like me who really need a very quick meal ASAP during the week.

I will absolutely purchase this book. 

A huge Thank You to NetGalley, Hachette Books, and Da Capo Lifelong Books for the digital copy to review.
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This is a great and yummy book that is full of delicious recipes designed to reduce the number of pots and pans you have to wash later! That is right up my alley. I also love the philosophy she always repeats which is that you can still have delicious food, but it is how often you have it and how much that makes the difference. I loved all the recipes that I tried, but my only issue is that I wish there had been more pictures in the book. That is always what catches my eye, photos. I would highly recommend this book for those who are seeking a lifestyle change and not just a diet. Thank you to the author, publisher, and Netgalley for the chance to review this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Ellie Kriegers cookbook s are favorite gourmet go  tos in my kitchen & this new one is going to top of the pile.The recipes look delicious healthy and never complicated.,Looking forward to many delicious meals .#netgalley#whole in one,
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Da Capo Lifelong Books and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Whole in One: Complete, Healthy Meals in a Single Pot, Sheet Pan, or Skillet. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given.

The mission of this cookbook is to educate readers into realizing that healthy eating does not have to be difficult or time consuming. Filled with healthy and on trend offerings, an extra benefit to Whole in One is that it uses only six cooking implements: sheet pans, pots, and skillets. The cookbook is divided into logical sections, including the Introduction; Plant Protein, Eggs, & Dairy; Seafood; Poultry; Meat; and Desserts. Each section is subdivided by pot/pan/ or skillet, making it convenient and easy to see what cooking implement you need. As far as the recipes are concerned, each lists important nutritional information, including which vitamins and minerals are prevalent.

From beginning to end, readers will be inspired by such dishes as: Herbed Lentil Skillet with Spinach, Tomato, and Ricotta; Red Bean Tortilla Soup; Southwest Sweet Potato Bowl; Cauliflower Rice With Shrimp; Chili-Lime Chicken with Corn and Black Beans; Lamb Skewers with Herbed Bulgar Pilaf; and Maple Pecan Dessert Pancake. With beautiful photographs and good recipes to follow, Whole in One is a great cookbook for anyone looking to eat healthy without spending tons of time in the kitchen.
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In this book, Ellie Krieger streamlines meal preparation by minimizing the number of pots and pans needed to produce tasty recipes. The few recipes I tried were all good and several others looked interesting. The book is organized by the protein/type of food: Plant Protein, eggs, and Dairy, Seafood, Poultry, Meat (pork, beef, lamb), Desserts

What I liked: She uses sweeteners sparingly. Honey and maple syrup are most commonly used with some brown sugar and a tiny bit of confectioner’s sugar. I liked that cooking implements were minimized, but beware that preparation is not. I loved that nutritional information is included. It’s often not and is important to me.

What I didn’t like: This is definitely not an allergen friendly cookbook. More than half the recipes were unusable for me and/or my family without substitutions.

Recommendation: With the allergen caveat in mind, WHOLE IN ONE is worthy of a spot on your cookbook shelf
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Ellie Krieger has yet to let me down, and I've been reading her books for over 10 years. This makes a great addition to any cook's collection, whether or not you're familiar with Krieger.
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WHOLE IN ONE by Ellie Krieger streamlines meals by minimizing the number of pots and pans needed to produce tasty recipes.  The recipes I tried were all indeed tasty, and many more caught my eye to try in the future.  The serving sizes are generous for a “healthy” or “diet” cookbook and organized by protein then by pan required.

Categories include
Plant Protein, eggs, and Dairy
Meat (pork, beef, lamb)
Most of the ingredients are readily available at most grocery stores, and Krieger uses spinach, bell peppers, and zucchini quite a bit throughout the book.  Full nutrition information is included.  I tried the following:

Scallops with Zucchini, Corn and Miso Butter.  Straight forward, simple, easy and quick.  I would definitely make this again.

Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Delecata Squash and Brussels Sprouts.  This came together easily, and the results made a super mouthwatering fall meal.  The leftovers reheated well.  I did supplement the generous servings of vegetables with mashed potatoes (mostly to appease the hubby).  This is my favorite of the recipes I tried.

Thai Curry Chicken and Vegetables.  This is not the unctuous thick stew-like curry you get from the corner Thai restaurant, but it is appetizing, full of vegetables and Thai flavors.  The light coconut milk makes a very thin, scant sauce that is barely enough to cover the chicken and veggies.  As written, the recipe is relatively mild but tasty.  The green beans and spinach are surprisingly complementary.  Overall, this was a wonderful light meal, but leftovers were not very good.

Carrot Lentil Soup.  At two cups, the suggested serving size for this soup is huge.  Instead, we each had 1 cup of soup with salad and nana on the side.  It took about 45 minutes to an hour to prepare.  The curry flavor is almost too prominent, and the coconut flavor is mostly missing.  I am not sure I would make this again.

Lamb Skewers with Herbed Bulgur Pilaf. For the sake of variety, and because hubby really likes lamb, I gave this a try.  The servings are large, and neither of us could finish our plates.  The feta is necessary to balance the lamb and mint flavors.  In fact, it is mintier than I like.  Grilling or broiling the lamb would give it nice carmelization and better flavor.  If you are a fan of lamb and Mediterranean flavors, you will find this delicious.

Roasted Pears with Ginger Cookie Crumble and Mascarpone.  Super easy yet sophisticated and really delicious.  That said, since Mascarpone is pricey this will be more of a special occasion dessert.  It would be a wonderful light finish to a holiday meal.

Overall, WHOLE IN ONE is worthy of a spot on your cookbook shelf.

I gratefully received an ARC of this title through NetGalley and voluntarily shared my thoughts here.
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Lots of yummy recipes from the Ellie Krieger I know and love.  They all have very simply instructions but still come across as something new and fun.
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This cookbook is divine! It's filled with recipes that feel like new comfort foods. The recipes all feel like really fresh ideas and sound like they fit well into the seasons. Not being a meat eater the first two chapters are all plant based and seafood/fish and there are so many great recipes that it honestly felt like a complete pescatarian cookbook. But that is not to say the meat based recipes weren't luscious looking - because they were as well - and many looked easy to omit the meat and still have a great meal.
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Simple but healthy meals that look easy to prepare, therefore saving time. Just what a busy person/family wants and needs. I'm looking forward to trying many of these.
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I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. Great new cookbook from Ellie Krieger with vibrant pictures and easy to follow recipes.
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Super easy laid out instructions! I really enjoyed the different recipes in this book. Great for those nights when you need a good easy meal. Got a busy life and still want a home cooked delicious meal, then this is the book for you.
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We do not have a dishwasher in our home, so I am always looking for easy meals to make that do not make a million dishes for me to have to wash, because who has time for that after working all day?  The recipes in this book can all be made using minimal dishes and taste amazing!  Highly recommend!
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So glad I gave this cookbook a try. Very balanced approach to nutrition with delicious recipes. I love these are all one pan meals. Love the pictures beautifully done they make the food look amazing and I’m thrilled to add this to my collection. I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review. This book is a keeper and I’m glad I found it.
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I love all of Ellie Krieger's books and the vast majority of her recipes. This book is another hit, with healthy options and quick and easy options to make. This book will become a staple in our house.
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This cookbook contains lots of colored pictures and the recipes include Serving Size, Calories Per Serving, and what vitamins and minerals are obtained from the ingredients. Each dish can be prepared in one pan, which should appeal to most.

As I browsed through the recipes, most of the dishes looked yummy. And it wasn’t hard to decide that I’d love to have someone fix them for me. Especially since they also looked healthy. Yes, I said fix. I know from experience that if a recipe can turn out wrong, I’m the one who can make it happen.

Unfortunately, I have a definite sweet tooth, so I would risk making Maple Pecan Dessert Pancake myself! It can be served warm or when “chilled becomes more of an elegant flanlike tart, thanks to its custardy batter and caramelized sugars.” Now that recipe is calling my name!

I think many will be drawn to the various types of recipes and the fact that they won’t have to dirty a lot of dishes and pans.

My thanks to #Netgalley and Hachette Book Group for the ARC of # This #WholeInOne. This book review is only my opinion.

What Concerned Me:
Most of the titles are beautiful but sound foreign to a non-cook, who still has to cook! But in my case, the titles felt greatly intimidating, such as Polenta Cake With Red Grapes or Creamy Caldo Verde With Mushrooms. Those things sound like a chef needs to prepare them!

Without reading through the recipes and looking at the ingredients, the titles would have me swearing the book wasn’t mine. But truly, there is nothing overly scary about them. (I thought I’d throw that in so people like myself would know the book is totally safe to handle!)

What I Liked Best:
I am a great fan of keeping my cooking limited to one pan. (Or better yet, another person.) I also liked the fact that the instructions were straight forward and easy to follow.

It’s a yes, folks! Head to the store and check out this great new cookbook.
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“There is no one ideal diet (despite what many marketers like to tell us). The truth is, humans can thrive on a wide spectrum of different eating patterns when they have a selection of wholesome foods to choose from. ...Tailor your choices to what works best for you at any given time.”

Yes, she advocates not labeling any food as “never eat”. This makes so much sense. I agree it is healthy to allow ourselves a variety of foods, even ones that we may deem unhealthy occasionally.

The somewhat processed ingredients in this cookbook’s recipes include fish sauce, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, and cornstarch. Ellie does recommend a couple substitutions such as cornstarch instead of flour. The recipes in Whole in One uses ingredients from all the major allergens so some people may need to substitute ingredients. The Complete Food Substitutions Handbook: Including Options for Low-Sugar, Low-Fat, Low-Salt, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, and Vegan by Jean B. MacLeod is a nearly complete list of food substitutions I bought to simplify this process for my children when they cook. 

The great part about Ellie’s recipes is she use sweeteners sparingly. Honey and maple syrup are most commonly used with some brown sugar and a tiny bit of confectioner’s sugar. I love that the recipes call for lots of antioxidant spices and fresh herbs.

The promise of using only one pan or pot for cooking was very alluring. I was a little disappointed some recipes use several mixing bowls or a food processor so the dish cleanup is more than I imagined. None would be great, right? However, the Chocolate–Chocolate Chip Sheet Cake recipe really uses just one pan. All the mixing is done right on the baking pan. Cool!

I tried Maple Pecan Dessert Pancake recipe with a couple substitutions. My family loved the end results. I will definitely make it again. I am looking forward to trying Black Rice Coconut Pudding next. There are several dinner recipes that also look tempting.

One feature I really like is the nutrients especially available in each recipe are noted. Ellie does a great job combining healthy whole foods with spices and herbs for interesting flavor combinations and boosted nutrition.

If you have allergies, multiple food sensitivities, or are trying to get rid of inflammation or candida this may not be the best book for you unless you are used to substituting ingredients. It might still be fun to check out from the library though for some new recipe inspiration.

I will be enjoying more of the recipes from Whole in One very soon.

I received a free advanced reader copy of this book. All opinions are completely my own.
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Good, solid recipes that sound warm and inviting.  They sound especially inviting as we go into the colder months.  The book is presented well and broken into respective groupings.  I would have liked a few more images, however.  I like to have one photo per recipe, and at least in my copy, some recipes did not have images.  I love the idea of being able to cook if all in one vessel.  I myself use many pots for cooking ,so an all-in-one is welcoming.  Thank you for this advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
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