Every once in a while you see a cookbook that has it all- gorgeous images, recipes that go the distance and a holistic philosophy that you can appreciate. When I first picked up Carla Oates’ cook book “The Beauty Chef” I was immediately inspired.
I love the gorgeous food photos and simple recipes. While Carla looks like a beautiful model, this is not a soulless book written by an editor for a celebrity. Her heart is definitely on every page.
As a young woman Carla struggled with health issues until she finally discovered that she had food sensitivities. Adding fermented food to her diet and taking out the wheat and dairy went a long way to enhance her health. Although some of her recipes include meat and dairy, there are many great purely vegan ones and those that work for paleos. Recipes such as raw nut cheese, coconut kefir, chia jam are handy to have on file. With a few tweaks most of the recipes work for a vegan diabetic diet.
There are several great recipes for paleo specific breads. The breads do include eggs, but if you are vegan you could easily switch them out for the below recipe for egg substitute. Overall, I had a great time reading this inspiring and educational book.
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Vegan Diabetic Egg Replacer
This vegan, diabetic egg replacer can be used in all of your recipes where egg is needed to make the food rise, such as in the case of breads and muffins.
- Prep Time: 1 minute
- Total Time: 1 minute
- Yield: 3 oz
- Category: egg replacer
- Method: blending
3 tabl. raw flax seeds
Mix the flax seeds and water in a high speed blender. Let it sit for five minutes. Add to recipe in equal quantity of the eggs that you are replacing.
You may need to test out your recipe to see how much of the egg replacer to add to achieved desired fluffiness. Flax adds omega 3 and fibre to your recipe.
If you liked this cookbook review check out other books I liked, such as Preserving the Japanese Way, Power Souping and Lunch Box Hacks. Don’t forget to check out our instagram feed and subscribe to this blog.