The Homemade Pantry – 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making by Alana Chernila brings a fresh perspective to managing the household budget by preparing delicious food at home and saving money simultaneously. The author provides a host of foods that can be prepared at home. Examples are buttermilk ranch dressing, mayonnaise, yogurt, mozzarella, quick buttermilk, cream cheese, granola and instant oatmeal. Homemade food can be made to taste better by customizing the preparation exactly according to your preferences.
The book tackles exotic food preparations like Middle Eastern Hummus. The ingredients for the preparation of hummus include chick peas, garlic, lemon juice, clove, sesame paste, kosher salt, ground cumin, cayenne, chopped parsley and olive oil.
Organic veggie burgers are another popular item in health food stores. The book explains how to prepare organic veggie burgers. Ingredients used are olive oil, clove, mushrooms, cumin, black bean, eggs, dijon mustard and apple cider vinegar. Many, if not all of these ingredients are classic health tonics for any diet.
Preparation of car snacks are another popular topic with Alana Chernila. The author shows how to prepare such items as mixed roasted nuts, cereal bars and granola bars. A strength of the presentation is that the ingredients are all natural. The book shows at length how to store food in bottles instead of cans, which may contain trace elements of metals. This is another important feature of the presentation by the author.
Every recipe has a precise description of ingredients, exact measurements and pictures depicting the preparation. These extensive pictures and diagrammatic representations help the reader immensely in understanding how to make the food systematically. The presentation is easy to read and follow. In addition, the cost is modest in comparison to the value of the information conveyed by Alana Chernila.
The Homemade Pantry – 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying And Start Making by Alana Chernila is a wonderful book that documents the author’s extensive experience in a farmers’ market.