I love seeing new self-published books and was elated when Kristin Caitlin Reilly contacted me about her new cookbook, Not a Drop of Milk … (or Soy). This 120 page book is filled with over 90 recipes for classic and simple cuisine. Rather than trying to test the limits of your palate, Kristin’s recipes use everyday ingredients, time-tested flavor combinations, and many traditional concepts.
A Sneak Peek of Not a Drop of Milk …
To give you a sense for the recipes within this cookbook, below is a chapter list with sample recipe titles from each:
Breakfast (samples: Classic Diner Pancakes, Blueberry Crumb Cake)
Breads (samples: Old-Fashioned Biscuits, Cinnamon Raisin Oat Bread)
Soups (samples: Potato Leek Soup, Tomato Basil Soup)
Entrees (samples: Chicken Pot Pie, Wood Roasted Duck with Scallion Pancakes)
Vegetables (samples: Sweet Parsnips, Oven Roasted Asparagus)
Cookies and Brownies (samples: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Almond Biscotti)
Cakes, Tarts & Pies (samples: Chocolate Satin Pie, Cream Puffs)
Puddings & Custards (samples: Chocolate Pudding, Crème Caramel)
Ice Creams, Sorbets, and Dessert Toppings (samples: Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Raspberry Sorbet)
Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to personally test this cookbook. Nonetheless, I’ve dog-earred the Christmas Risotto and Cinnamon Crunch Apple Pie recipes to hopefully trial soon. The risotto this looks very easy, and like a recipe I could enjoy any time of year. I do love that Kristin’s recipes aren’t overly complicated. It’s easy to tell just from reading the ingredients and instructions for many of her creations that they will turn out nicely.
More Facts on Not a Drop of Milk …
To note, a lot of the recipes in Not a Drop of Milk use eggs to add richness and body. I wouldn’t recommend it for egg-free needs, as simply swapping out the eggs could yield very different results in many cases. Also, this is a primarily black and white cookbook, with a handful of color pictures thrown in for visuals.
This cookbook can be purchased on Amazon.