Friday, April 15, 2016

200 Best Sheet Pan Meals by Camilla V. Salsbury (Cookbook Review)

Disclosure of material connection- I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for my honest thoughts. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are 100% my own.

I think when most people think of one dish meals they would automatically think of slow cooking or even casseroles. There is a new (at least new to me) way of cooking one and done meals- sheet pan cooking. Developed by British cooks, the idea of sheet pan cooking is that you take a fairly inexpensive piece of kitchen equipment, grab some delicious ingredients, and come out on the other end with an easy yet tasty meal in no time. Camilla V. Salsbury has come up with a wonderful collection of healthy yet gratifying recipes. Salsbury is a busy mother herself who like me, and many other mothers, want to provide healthy food that our kids will eat that won't take all night in the kitchen to make. One of the coolest things about sheet pan cooking is that you get a great roast on meats and veggies that would otherwise take a lot more work. Not only is roasting on a sheet pan super easy, but cooking your food this way is one of the healthiest methods you can utilize. I have made several meals out of the cookbook already and I have already had to repeat them because my family enjoyed them so much. Our go to favorite right now is a delightful mix of turkey sausage, potatoes, and green beans tossed with olive oil and thyme- pure deliciousness that only takes a few minutes to throw together. There are wonderful options for breakfast and brunch, lunch, and dinner, an entire section devoted to meatless meals, and even a dedicated desserts section. I will probably go through 200 Best Sheet Pan Meals from cover to cover because I truly think they all sound delicious. Here is just a peek at some of the delectable recipes covered in the book-

Lamb Meatballs w/Zucchini, Tomatoes &
Yogurt Tahini Sauce
Roast Chicken Quarters with Lemon-
Dill Spring Vegetables

Decadent Carrot Cake with Cream
Cheese Frosting

Just writing this review and seeing the vibrant pictures
of these meals makes me super hungry. Look at all of those
bright colors and healthy vegetables included in the recipes. And that carrot cake looks awesome! I would have never in
a million years thought to make a cake in a sheet pan! It is definitely something I will be doing very soon now! There are plenty more recipes as appealing as these all throughout the cookbook! 200 Best Sheet Pan Meals is *the PERFECT* cookbook for a busy mother (or just busy person in general) who is looking for a quick way to make healthy meals! This is one that you need to have on your book shelves!

Camilla S. Salsbury is a freelance food writier, recipe developer and cooking instructor. She has been involved in the culinary world for over 16 years and has won many of our country's top food competitions including the $100,000 National Chicken Cook-Off, the $50,000 Build a Better Burger Contest, and the Food Network's $25,000 Ultimate Recipe Showdown. In addition to her culinary expertise, Salsbury is also a fitness junkie. She holds certifications in personal training and fitness instruction. Her passion for healthy food and fitness combine to fuel her passion for helping other people lead happy & healthy lives.

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