The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan - Excerpt, Review, Q&A

The Wrong Victim : A Novel  Allison Brennan On Sale Date: April 26, 2022 9780778312307 Hardcover $26.99 USD 464 pages I am super excited to be part of the Harlequin Book/MIRA Books blog tour for Alison Brennan's newest book The Wrong Victim, which released on April 26, 2022. Book Summary A bomb explodes on a sunset charter cruise out of Friday Harbor at the height of tourist season and kills everyone on board. Now this fishing and boating community is in shock and asking who would commit such a heinous crime—the largest act of mass murder in the history of the San Juan Islands. Was the explosion an act of domestic terrorism, or was one of the dead the primary target? That is the first question Special Agent Matt Costa, Detective Kara Quinn, and the rest of the FBI team need to answer, but they have few clues and no witnesses. Accused of putting profits before people after leaking fuel endangered an environmentally sensitive preserve, the West End Charter company may itself have bee

The Meat-Free Kitchen: Super Healthy and Incredibly Delicious Vegetarian Meals for All Day, Every Day by Jenn Sebestyen, Kelli Foster, and Joni Marie Newman

Title: The Meat-Free Kitchen: Super Healthy and Incredibly Delicious Vegetarian Meals for All Day, Every Day
Author: Jenn Sebestyen, Kelli Foster, and Joni Marie Newman
Genre: Cookbook
Format: Kindle
No. of Pages: 307
Date of Publication: February 15, 2021

Description: Improve the health of your family and the planet with more than 125 delicious, plant-based, easy-to-prepare recipes for every meal of the day.

The Meat-Free Kitchen has all the recipes you need for busy weeknights, packed weekends, or whenever you feel like trying out a meat-free meal. From many different breakfast options to many different kinds of vegetarian burgers, these meatless meals will satisfy even the pickiest of palates.

Chapters cover all meals throughout the day, from yummy breakfasts to satisfying salads, hearty soups, handheld snacks, perfect pastas, and one-pot wonders. Many of these recipes can also be made in 30 minutes or less. Preparing meatless meals has never been simpler!

Find something for everyone with recipes like:
  • Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal
  • Creamy Tomato Soup with Orzo
  • Black Bean Citrus Quinoa Salad
  • Curried Tofu Salad Sandwiches
  • Spicy Hummus Veggie Wraps
  • Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
  • Tortilla Enchilada Casserole
  • Smoky Potato Wedges
Going Meatless is the healthiest option for you, your family, and the planet—get started today!

My Thoughts: My husband was vegan for a while and was quite enjoying it. The problem was that with our toddler son and myself not being vegan it was hard to figure out what to cook. I have no problem eating foods that are vegetarian or vegan, I just really like my meat and cheese. I want to support my husband when he is ready to go back to being vegan, as he found that it had some great health benefits for him. This cookbook is not completely vegan but it does have some vegan recipes, the rest are vegetarian.

I picked up this book thanks to a fellow bookstagrammer who had recommended it. She specifically talked about the black bean burger and my husband and I have been trying to find the perfect one, so I thought I would give this book a try. Unfortunately, for us the black bean burger is not something that will work out for our family as it does have peanut butter in it and my son is severely allergic to peanuts.

I really like a cookbook that has pictures for nearly all of the recipes as I eat with my eyes first, which I assume most of us do. Now that is not to say I won't make a recipe that does not have a picture but I do like to see what the recipe looks like completed. This cookbook does not have photos for nearly all the recipes. It does have them for quite a few though.

The cookbook is nicely sectioned up by recipe type, which also includes a whole section just on burgers. Even though the black bean burger won't work for us like I was hoping it would, there were a few that I was highly interested in. I actually found several recipes that I am hoping to make for my family over the course of time. It's just hard working full-time with a 20 month old to always be able to make a fully home cooked meal.

This cookbook does use quite a few ingredients that my family does not typically keep in our pantry. One of which is TVP granules. I actually had to look this up and luckily the cookbook has a nice introduction area where TVP is discussed as to what it is and how to prepare it.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars because I really do appreciate a cookbook that has the very basic ingredients and has lots of pictures. I am definitely going to be making some recipes from this cookbook though.


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