Sunday 17 March 2019

Book ~ "Every Day Easy Air Fryer: 100 Recipes Bursting with Flavor" (2018) Urvashi Pitre

From Goodreads ~ Everybody knows how difficult it can be to get a delicious meal on the table night after night, not to mention a healthy one made from real and readily-available ingredients. Enter the air fryer, the must-have, revolutionary kitchen device. 

As Urvashi Pitre will show you, the air fryer makes home cooking easy. Every one of the recipes in this book can be made in an hour or less, and many are on the table in as little as 30 minutes. 

You won't find "cream of anything" cans in the ingredient list; instead you'll start with fresh ingredients - healthful meats and vegetables - and let the air fryer do the hard work. 

In her signature way, Pitre will walk you through the simple process so you can learn to use your air fryer like an expert in no time. And there is no shortage of flavors - with recipes inspired by authentic Indian, Korean, Mexican cuisines and more, including Poblano Cheese Frittata, Thai Chicken Sate, Chicken Fajitas, Shrimp Scampi, and Chinese Spare Ribs, to name just a few. And because you're using an air fryer, you won't need to cook with loads of oil to get incredibly tasty results. 

Gord and I received an air fryer as a Christmas gift in December.  We liked it so much that we bought a second one.  Since then, I've been looking for fun things to cook in it.

The content of this book includes an introduction, a few words about the recipes (easy, authentic, fresh foods, etc.), how an air fryer is different from an oven, why air fry, air fryer myths and realities, helpful accessories and troubleshooting.

The recipe sections are:
  • Eggs & cheese
  • Vegetables
  • Chicken/poultry
  • Seafood
  • Beef, pork & lamb
  • Desserts
  • Sauces & spice mixes

There were lots of delicious sounding recipes that didn't sound too hard that I would like to try.  This cookbook was different than I was expecting as instead of having "American" food, for example, like chicken wings, home fries, pork chops, etc., the recipes were more "ethnic" like African Piri-Piri Chicken Drumsticks, Tandoori Chicken and Indian Mint & Chile Kebabs.  Plus she made personal comments about the recipes ... like how she grew up eating Chile-Cheese Toast, how through trial and error she adapted some recipes, etc.

I liked that prep times, cooking times and dietary considerations (grain-free, nut-free, gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian, etc.) were provided.  It would have been nice if the nutrition (calories, amount of fat, protein, carbs, etc.) had been listed.

There are full-colour pictures accompanying some of the recipes.  I read this book on my iPad and it was formatted well for it.

Here is a sample recipe that had a picture ...

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