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About Allison Day
Allison Day is an award-winning writer, author, food stylist, and content creator. She has written, styled, and photographed three cookbooks, including the Indigo Heather’s Pick and best seller Modern Lunch. Her first book, Whole Bowls, is the national winner of the Gourmand Award for Best Vegetarian Cookbook and a Taste Canada-shortlisted cookbook–it’s now in its fourth printing. Her long running food blog is a Taste Canada gold award winner and is read around the world. She has written for, contributed to, and been featured in some of North America’s top publications including, The New York Times, Bon Appétit, New York Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Food Network Canada, SHAPE, FLARE, Elle Canada, and more.
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From the creator of the award-winning food blog Yummy Beet, turn familiar and traditional tastes into healthy, one-bowl meals. Healthful, plentiful, and simple kitchen creations feel at home in a bowl. Whether a meal is enjoyed as a weekday breakfast for one or part of a leisurely dinner with friends, whole foods come to life when presented within the walls of this steadfast kitchen vessel. For Allison Day, the nutritionist and food blogger behind Yummy Beet, meal-sized bowl recipes showcase her love of this cozy serving dish, staying true to her philosophy of eating with visually alluring, seasonal, and delicious food you can feel good about.
Along with more than fifty full-meal, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free recipes (not to mention the dozens of mini recipes-within-recipes), these pages contain an innovative, easy-to-follow “Whole Bowls Formula” to build your own creations for quick, everyday lunches and dinners. Recipes include:
- Curried falafel and kale salad bowls
- Black bean bowls with butternut squash, black rice, and chimichurri
- Oat risotto bowls with soft-boiled eggs, avocado, and hazelnut dukkah
- Sunny citrus bowls with orange pomegranate salsa and lemon cream
- Carrot cake bowls with a cream cheese dollop and candied carrots
- Southern Cheddar Grits with Tomatoes, Kale, and Black Beans
- Almost Noodle Salad with Radishes and Basil
- Chili con Veggie with Cornbread
- Mediterranean Pasta with Arugula, Peas, Yellow Tomatoes, and Feta
- Greek Mushroom Stifado with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
- Tuscan Bean Stew
- Baked Polenta with Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, and Marinara
Using real, fresh ingredients, Allison offers straightforward and approachable creations that can be made ahead of time, whipped up quickly on a weeknight, or invented off-the-cuff with her Bowl Formula Guide. With vibrant and exciting photography shot by Allison herself, you’ll be eager to cook and eat her fun, foolproof, and inventive whole bowls.
TASTE CANADA AWARDS SILVER WINNER
Modern Lunch is the new lunchtime hero for time-strapped, budget-conscious, and salad-fatigued people everywhere. Focusing on healthy, quick--and, yes, Instagrammable--recipes with minimal effort, Allison takes readers on a feasting journey inspired by fresh flavors and ingredients, and her travels.
Meals in jars and adult-appropriate lunchboxes will actually make you look forward to lunch now, especially when recipes like Chicken and Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Peanut Butter Vinaigrette, Tomato Sourdough Soup with Cacio e Pepe Socca Triangles, and Walnut-Crusted Avocado, Feta, and Eggs with Pesto Rice are waiting for you. Find inspiration for delicious lunches to eat at home, too, like Greek Chopped Salad with Crispy Peppercorn Salmon, and a new take on the classic ploughman's lunch. Spend weekends with friends gathered around easy-to-assemble platters and picnic baskets, and enjoy homemade brunches that rival any restaurant's. And, if you're someone who likes to improvise, Allison shares her staple recipes and tried-and-tested strategies for mastering meal prep, as well as ideas and combinations for quick, on-the-fly lunches that encourage creativity but promise satisfaction--even if you have to dine at your desk.
With dazzling recipes and photography, and smart tips on hacking the lunchtime game, Modern Lunch proves that a delicious, exciting, and inventive lunch can be achievable for any appetite, wallet, and busy schedule--and maybe even spark a little office envy.
The beginning of fall brings buzz and excitement around all things pumpkin. From the huggable lattes we eagerly await all year to the homemade roasted pumpkin seeds whipped up after carving a jack-o’-lantern on Halloween to the first (or third) slice of pie during the holidays, there’s a place for pumpkin in everyone’s heart.
In her new cookbook, Purely Pumpkin, Allison Day, popular blogger and creator of the award-winning YummyBeet.com, brings the cozy warmth of pumpkin into our homes with a seasonal, whole foods recipe set and earthy food photography. With savory and sweet recipes for all meals of the dayincluding a mouthwatering pumpkin dessert chapterit’s the cookbook your home shouldn’t be without during the fall and winter months.
Homemade pumpkin spice latte variations along with wholesome meals ideal for every day and holidays are tucked into this plentiful pumpkin volume. Utilizing pumpkin flesh, pumpkin puree, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin spice, pumpkin seed oil, and heirloom pumpkins, there’s something in Purely Pumpkin for every craving, festivity, time constraint, and cooking level.
As enjoyable to cook from as it is to flip through while curled up next to a crackling fire, there’s no better way to celebrate, share, and savor the pumpkin harvest this season.