Author: Kresha Faber
Publisher/Date: Adams Media/December 2013
About The DIY Pantry by Kresha Faber
All-natural pantry staples for just pennies a serving!
With The DIY Pantry, you can break free from processed foods and learn to make healthy, delicious meals without spending hours in the kitchen or breaking the bank. From artisan breads and aromatic seasonings to irresistible treats like Black-and-White Sandwich Cookies and Peppermint Patties, this book shows you how to stock your pantry with all the ingredients you need to make your favorite meals for the entire week. Best of all, each flavorful recipe can be completed in fewer than 30 minutes, making them perfect for anyone looking to add more wholesome dishes to their repertoire.
Filled with more than 150 natural, budget-friendly recipes as well as tips for storing your food, The DIY Pantry shows you that creating nutritious, homemade meals doesn’t have to be costly or hard work.
My Thoughts on
The DIY Pantry by Kresha Faber
I’ve been a follower of Kresha’s for a few years now, and I’m now a fan of her new book.
Although my family doesn’t have a particular eating philosophy (paleo, low-fat, etc.), we do try to eat at home and eat healthy at home. For us, eating healthy means eating whole foods and foods made from scratch.
That doesn’t always happen and I haven’t had success with every recipe I’ve tried.
What it does mean is that our meals are simple, wholesome, and chemical and preservative-free, for the most part. And I feel good about feeding my family this way.
This is a cookbook full of pantry staples like yogurt, ketchup, and chicken stock – things most people are used to buying off the grocery store shelves. However, what you quickly realize is that by spending just a few more minutes in the kitchen with preparation, your end result could be more tasty, more natural, and less expensive!
That, for me, is where the value lies – in recreating store-bought food easily, relatively quickly, and specifically inexpensively. And while I love bringing my cell phone or laptop or tablet into the kitchen with me to cook, having a physical reference is sometimes just as easy (if not easier) to use.
The other benefit is that you don’t need expensive or fancy equipment – just regular kitchen tools and maybe a few things you hadn’t already had on hand – like a kitchen thermometer, in my case, since my previous one broke – in order to make the recipes. It does take time for you and your family to get used to “real” foods without all of the artificial ingredients, but once you do you’ll wonder what took you so long!
About the Author of
The DIY Pantry, Kresha Faber
Kresha Faber is the author and editor of Nourishing Joy, a website dedicated to real food, sustainable living, natural homemaking, and joyful parenting. She is passionate about sharing ways to make small, simple changes to live more healthily, frugally, and sustainably. Kresha is also a contributing writer to Keeper of the Home and GNOWFGLINS. You can visit her website at www.nourishingjoy.com.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in hopes that I would publish a review. The opinions expressed above are my own.