Essential Vegan Air Fryer Cookbook
June 22nd, 2019 by diane92345

Seventy-five yummy recipes are included in Essential Vegan Air Fryer Cookbook.

I’ve had an air fryer for years that I have used solely for potato and carrot fries. However, the recipes in this cookbook might make me leave the air fryer on the counter. There is something here for all tastes.

Forty-six breakfasts, sides, and entrees including:

  • Blueberry breakfast cobbler
  • Donut holes
  • Banana chia bread
  • Mung bean “quiches”
  • Fried green tomatoes
  • Buffalo cauliflower
  • Pakoras (fritters)
  • Spring rolls
  • Indian wrap
  • Lasagna
  • BBQ jackfruit nachos
  • Chimichangas
  • Taquitos
  • Grilled cheese sandwich
  • Tamale pie
  • Asian bowl
  • Curry bowl

There are three recipes for fried tofu, four for sauces, one each for tempeh and chutney. The sauces and the chutney are not cooked with the air fryer but go well with other recipes presented here.

Instructions for using an air fryer are included. A convenient chart with vegan cooking instructions including cooking times and temperatures for common fruits and vegetables are provided too.

But don’t forget dessert! The twelve scrumptious recipes include:

  • Chocolate cake
  • Chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin cookies
  • Caramelized apples
  • Apple or strawberry puffs
  • Raspberry lemon streusel cake
  • Pineapple upside-down cake
  • Blackberry peach cobbler

The Essential Vegan Air Fryer Cookbook is the perfect cookbook for the newly vegan or gluten-free cook, and/or owners of an air fryer. Many of the recipes are ideal for parties and office potlucks too. The only negative is that there is not a picture for every recipe. Other than that, it clearly deserves 5 stars!

Thanks to Rockridge Press/Callisto Media and NetGalley for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

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Last House Guest
June 20th, 2019 by diane92345

The Last House Guest is a deliciously fun guilty pleasure of a murder mystery.

Avery and Sadie are summer best friends. Avery is a year round resident of Littleport Maine in charge of maintaining the summer rentals owned by Sadie’s family. Sadie has spent many summers in Littleport on vacation with her family.

It’s 2017. Before Sadie returns to her permanent home with her family, she usually attends the Plus-One, or summer’s end, Party. But not this year. This year Sadie never arrives after falling from a seaside cliff and drowning. The police rule the death a suicide. But is it? Could it have been murder? The suspects are numerous. Did her brother, Parker, or his girlfriend, Luce, have sufficient reason to kill Sadie? How about Avery or her ex-boyfriend, Connor? All have the party and each other as an alibi. But could one have snuck out and killed Sadie?

The Last House Guest is an enjoyable beach read. Setting it on the Maine coast is innovative for a thriller. Unfortunately, neither the characters or the plot made it stand out from its crowded genre. It is an amusing, but soon forgotten, book. 3 stars.

Thanks to Simon & Schuster and NetGalley for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

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Midnight Call
June 6th, 2019 by diane92345

“ ’I think I killed someone.’ The man’s voice whispered across the phone lines.” Jessie is a pregnant attorney who receives this Midnight Call from her mentor, high school teacher Terrence Butterfield.

Terrence claims he remembers nothing of the incident after his whiskey-fueled anger that kids were tagging his walls. The police determine that Jessie had a strong link to the victim. When Terrence betrays Jessie to free himself, Jessie must prove her own innocence by finding the true killer.

There are many subplots within this novel. Perhaps slightly too many as it is difficult to keep them all straight. I believe this is the first romantic triangle involving a very pregnant female I have ever read. So kudos for originality! The legal system is fully described in this book for those aspiring lawyers among us as the author is an attorney in real life. Midnight Call is an enjoyable night’s reading for legal thriller readers. 3.5 stars!

Thanks to Immortal Works and Meryl Moss Media for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

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