In Happy Food, Bettina Campolucci Bordi shares a collection of easy and delicious plant-based recipes that anyone can incorporate into their busy life. Whether you're looking to eat more veggies or have decided to turn vegan but don't want to compromise on taste, this is the book for you. Bettina's philosophies are simple: she believes that food is meant to make you happy Whether it's love at first sight because a dish looks so colorful and delicious, or at the first hit of flavors when they burst into your mouth, everything you eat should put a smile on your face. With recipes including Hearty Buckwheat Waffles, a tasty Korean Pancake, a delicious yet quick One Pot Curry in a Hurry, and the decadent Hazelnut Bites, Bettina proves that nutritious food doesn't have to be restrictive. Happy Food is designed to take you through your busy day by including ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, meals for one, desserts, and snacks, and will easily meet the needs of any modern household. Bettina is also a firm believer that meat-free food doesn't have to cost the earth - you'll find recipes containing ingredients that can easily be sourced from your local supermarket, and she even uses white potatoes Her passion and expertise lies in how to use everyday ingredients, and she makes them tasty in the simplest possible way. There's an opening chapter on plant-based building blocks - such as nut milks, basic methods, and home-made bread - but the joy of Bettina's cooking is that if you are time-poor, she encourages you to buy a good-quality store-bought versions of these instead: her message is that you can still have a nutritious and tasty meal, even if you do incorporate a few shortcuts. Inspired by food from the countries where Bettina has lived and worked - Tanzania, Sweden, Italy, Spain, and Bulgaria - this is vegan food to make you smile
Campolucci Bordi was born in Denmark but brought up in Tanzania to a Norwegian father and Danish-Bulgarian mother. After working in the food and beverage industry for a demanding 10 years, and faced with a diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and endometriosis, Bettina quit her job and researched natural ways to heal her body and mind. This led to her founding her wildly successful blog, Bettinaskitchen.com.
'Happy Food: Fast, Fresh, Simple Vegan was conceived for folks with dietary restrictions, but its homey dishes, relaxed recipe text ("Give it a good mix") and gorgeous color photos amount to a comfort-foods primer for all gastronomic denominations.' -Shelf Awareness