Sunday, July 14, 2013

Breakfast for Dinner

As I mentioned in my previous post...

Lindsay Landis – legit best friend.

Her latest cookbook, Breakfast for Dinner, co-written with her husband Taylor Hackbarth, is as amazing as it’s name suggests.


In our home it’s definitely not uncommon to have brunch for lunch and breakfast for dinner. There is always room for eggs and pancakes! In fact, post-fasts always include bagels, eggs and accompanying breakfast buddies.  But Lindsay and Taylor take the concept of breakfast for dinner to a whole new level. We’re not talking about standing at the stove at 8pm making chocolate chip pancakes and desperately searching the fridge for syrup (although that is totally fine and I am not judging you in any way if you happen to do that… RE: me last Tuesday).  They take the concept and make it a million times better (like putting cookie dough into everything levels of awesome!).

What initially got my attention was the breakfast portion of the title, however it’s the dinner portion that really takes this cookbook to a whole new level. These recipes are infused with your favorite breakfast flavors, while simultaneously introducing flavors and ingredients you’d have never thought to incorporate. The Moroccan Chicken Cinnamon Rolls for instance, take two of my favorite foods and pair them. I often make Moroccan turnovers but why when you can make them cinnamon roll style?! *If you need me, I’ll be in the kitchen trying to convert all my recipes into dishes that could meld with cinnamon rolls - thanks Lindsay & Taylor!

You’ll find everything from main dishes, to soups (hello Bloody Mary Tomato Soup!) to drinks (Frozen Sunrise Margaritas – with 1 ½ cups of orange juice, it’s basically a breakfast drink… right?).There’s even a dessert section – chocolate brownie waffles and oh yeah, the DOUGHNUT FUDGE SUNDAE! Yes.

Beyond the main recipes, another outstanding aspect is the inclusion of recipes that supplement other dishes, such as recipes for pitas, homemade pasta dough, marinara sauce and avocado cream sauce among others. It's also comforting that they always state “store-bought” along with the homemade variation (with the accompanying page number!) so if you’re short on time feel free to bust out the store made and know that the recipe still explicitly called for it!

This cookbook is comprehensive, creative and beautifully arranged. Once again every shot was captured by Lindsay and Taylor and if the mere title of the recipe doesn’t encourage you to make it immediately, then the gorgeous images will be the last push you need. It's a fantastic cookbook, easy to use and go through, beautifully put together and the recipes lend a sophisticated hand to bringing your favorite breakfast dishes to your dinner table! They inspire creativity and flavor, and push both your cooking style and your waffles out of their comfort zone. Definitely a worthwhile purchase and a cookbook you'll be referring to again and again! 

Disclaimer: This cookbook was generously provided by Quirk Books. The opinions and views expressed in my review are completely my own. 

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