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No Crumbs Left: Recipes for
Everyday Food Made Marvelous

by Teri Turner
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019)

In No Crumbs Left, food and lifestyle blogger Teri Turner shares dozens of easy-to-prepare meat and seafood-focused recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that are mostly low-carb and gluten-free. I used ingredients from Monterey Market to make a nicely flavored shrimp coconut bowl with broccolini, green beans, and coconut milk. I also prepared Turner’s Greek lemon chicken and a chicken shawarma salad with garlic-tahini dressing, all for weeknight dinners. The dishes were easy to make, though they took me longer than the time estimates suggested, probably because I’m slow with prep. Besides loads of tips, the book includes recipes for several “Magic Elixirs” which can be made in advance and stored, then used on salads, meats, or vegetables for extra flavor. Among these, my family especially liked creamy horseradish dressing; pistachio pesto; pepitas roasted with garlic, paprika, and olive oil; and red onions marinated with oil and oregano.

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