My New Roots is blogger Sarah Britton's first book, based on the eponymous blog. Both the blog and the book offer recipes for healthy, vegetarian, whole foods. Many of the recipes are either straightforwardly vegan or offer vegan alternatives. The recipes and the photographs are gorgeous. The book (in both styling and types of recipes) are very reminiscent of Heidi Swanson's 101 Cookbooks blog and her own cookbooks. That is certainly not to say it's derivative (although Heidi Swanson did blurb this book, so I assume they have the same editor or something); it's merely to say that this is an excellent book for fans of Swanson's work. As with Swanson's recipes, the food here is healthy and whole, but that certainly doesn't mean it's diet food or about cutting things out of your diet. The food is beautiful, decadent, and yummy-looking. All of the recent whole foods cookbooks emphasize "bowl food," which I love, and Britton includes a super tasty-sounding recipe for Tempeh Mushroom Breakfast Bowls. I'm also looking forward to trying out here Freekeh Pancakes with Wilted Swiss Chard and Poached Eggs. She has a lot of innovative recipes for delicious snacks and baked goods, like Dark Chocolate Cherry Overnight Oats, Sunflower Sesame Seed Brittle, Fully Loaded Breakfast Bars (they look like big nutty cookies!), and Raw Blondies. In fact, her baked and raw items are the stars of this cookbook. If you are looking to eat healthier but do not want to sacrifice taste, this is the book for you.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.