It’s Self-Published Saturday, the day I share books from self-published authors in order to help them spread the word and make their job a little easier. We’re starting off with a cookbook today! Pescatarian Crockpot Cookbook by Martha D’Angelo shares information about the Pescatarian Diet along with some delicious recipes.
Pescatarian Crockpot Cookbook makes the Pescatarian diet easier for those of us who are busy, but still want to eat healthier. The book begins with an explanation of the Pescatarian diet, which is basically a vegetarian diet with fish added, and talks about the health benefits of eating fish. The recipes are all done in the crockpot and are divided into Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Appetizer, and Desserts.
What I Liked: I know the benefits of eating fish, and I like the fact that busy people can load up their crockpot with some of these recipes and go on about their day, knowing they have a healthy meal waiting. Some of the recipes do require a few steps, so you have to go back and visit the crockpot more than once. The Caribbean Shrimp and Rice, Cheesy Shrimp and Grits, and Shrimp Curry all look delicious and caught my eye. The poached salmon is a perfect entree that is easy to prepare. The added bonus is that the poaching liquid can be used as fish stock in other recipes. The Italian Fish Stew with Shrimp, Cod, vegetables, and tomato sauce looks delicious and comforting. The Cajun Shrimp is a perfect spicy rice dish to have waiting when you get home. All you have to do is add the shrimp for 15 minutes at the end. Most of the recipes use salmon, shrimp, or tuna, which make it more affordable, but there are some other seafood options in the cookbook as well.
Room for Improvement: Every recipe does not have a picture, and pictures are a must for me in cookbooks. I really wanted to see a picture of Seafood Chili, which is new to me, but no picture was included. Some or all of the photos that are in the book may be stock photos, in my opinion. The picture of the Cioppino, for example, has mussels on top even though no mussels are mentioned in the recipe. High quality pictures of the actual food prepared can really take a cookbook to the next level, and it’s helpful for those preparing the food to see what it is actually supposed to look like. The Shrimp and Grits recipe under the Breakfast Section is listed twice. Although one recipe is called Shrimp and Grits, and the other is Cheesy Shrimp and Grits, they both contain cheese, but are not exactly alike. They are far apart from each other in the Breakfast Section. I would suggest putting them next to each other and explaining that there are two variations of Shrimp and Grits in order to eliminate confusion.
Three and a half stars, rounded up to four on sites without a half-star option.
Overall, I enjoyed this cookbook and I like the idea of adapting healthy but tasty meals to the crockpot. Readers will benefit from these easy and beneficial recipes. An added plus is that the book can be downloaded for free by Kindle Unlimited Subscribers.
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