I received a complimentary copy of Supermarket Healthy from Blogging for Books. All thoughts and opinions are my own, as always. Affiliate links may be included.
I’ve been thumbing through Melissa D’Ariabian’s newest cookbook, Supermarket Healthy, for the past few weeks, and I’ve made 5 of her dishes. One was a bust, but the other 4 were all quite good (and in some cases very surprisingly good!).
Occasionally I do see ingredients listed that I think I would have trouble locating in my grocery store, but for the most part, Melissa uses stuff I can easily get (and often things I already have on hand) and puts them together in fresh new ways that I wouldn’t have thought of on my own.
I would say that this is NOT a book for the beginner cook. I don’t think you need to be Julia Child, but her techniques do go beyond the basics. As someone who has been cooking for almost 13 years, but who favors simplicity over fuss in the kitchen, I have definitely tried some new techniques thanks to this cookbook, but I have felt comfortable giving them a try. If I was a cooking newbie, I would be a bit overwhelmed, personally.
If your kitchen is already overflowing with cookbooks that you never read, I can’t say that this will be one that will escape that same fate, especially since many of the recipes do require a bit of your time, and therefore aren’t ideal for anyone who either works outside of the home or who just doesn’t like meal prep to take a while.
But if you work from home, like I do, and if you are comfortable in the kitchen and could use some new ideas, Supermarket Healthy does offer quite a nice variety of dishes you probably haven’t already tried.