Seriously Delish: 150 Recipes for People Who Totally Love Food by Jessica Merchant

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    • Categories: Beverages / drinks (no-alcohol); Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: strawberries; pineapple; mint
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  • Bacon, egg and avocado corn cakes
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Breakfast / brunch
    • Ingredients: whole wheat pastry flour; cornmeal; corn; shallots; eggs; milk; avocados; grape tomatoes
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    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Breakfast / brunch
    • Ingredients: whole wheat pastry flour; buttermilk; coconut oil; lemons; lemon extract; chia seeds
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    • Categories: Beverages / drinks (no-alcohol)
    • Ingredients: spinach; frozen mangoes; frozen bananas; avocados; peanut butter; vanilla almond milk
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    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Dips, spreads & salsas; Breakfast / brunch; Dessert
    • Ingredients: goat cheese; half and half cream; strawberries; blueberries; honey; vanilla beans; whole grain bread
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    • Categories: Beverages / drinks (no-alcohol); Vegan
    • Ingredients: raw almonds; unsweetened flaked coconut
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  • Baked black raspberry oatmeal with a brown butter drizzle
    • Categories: Breakfast / brunch; Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: old-fashioned oats; ground cinnamon; coconut milk; applesauce; butter; raspberries
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Egg dishes; Quick / easy; Sandwiches & burgers; Breakfast / brunch; Cooking ahead; Mexican; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: sweet potatoes; smoked paprika; eggs; goat cheese; dried basil; dried parsley; dried rosemary; dried thyme; whole grain tortillas
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    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Breakfast / brunch
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; whole wheat pastry flour; light brown sugar; bacon; buttermilk
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    • Categories: Rice dishes; Breakfast / brunch; Italian
    • Ingredients: chicken stock; Arborio rice; hot Italian sausages; bacon; eggs; scallions; chives
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    • Categories: Beverages / drinks (no-alcohol)
    • Ingredients: frozen bananas; coconut milk; coconut water; Greek yogurt; unsweetened flaked coconut; honey
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    • Categories: Breakfast / brunch
    • Ingredients: old-fashioned oats; sliced almonds; ground flaxseeds; ground cinnamon; honey; coconut oil; mini chocolate chips
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    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Breakfast / brunch
    • Ingredients: whole wheat pastry flour; ground cinnamon; almond milk; yogurt; honey; blueberries
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    • Categories: Egg dishes; Breakfast / brunch; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: spinach; Fontina cheese; eggs; half and half cream; butter; garlic; panko breadcrumbs; basil; cilantro; parsley; ciabatta bread
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    • Categories: Breakfast / brunch; Cooking for 1 or 2; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Bing cherries; quinoa; coconut milk; nutmeg; unsweetened flaked coconut; sliced almonds
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    • Categories: Cakes, small; Breakfast / brunch; Afternoon tea
    • Ingredients: whole wheat pastry flour; cocoa powder; milk; Greek yogurt; dark chocolate
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    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Breakfast / brunch
    • Ingredients: oat bran; milk; whole wheat pastry flour; ground flaxseeds; ground cinnamon; ground ginger; nutmeg; zucchini; pumpkin purée; coconut oil
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    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Breakfast / brunch
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; whole wheat flour; strawberries; mascarpone cheese; buttermilk; ground cinnamon
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea; Breakfast / brunch
    • Ingredients: old-fashioned oats; whole wheat pastry flour; ground flaxseeds; ground cinnamon; bananas; coconut oil; peanut butter; dried figs; dark chocolate
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    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Breakfast / brunch
    • Ingredients: active dry yeast; honey; all-purpose flour; whole wheat flour; ground cinnamon; coconut oil
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    • Categories: Snacks; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: smoked paprika; onion powder; garlic salt; chile powder; canned chickpeas
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  • Brown butter banana bread
    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea
    • Ingredients: butter; coconut milk; bananas; whole wheat pastry flour; ground cinnamon
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    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Dessert; Snacks; Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: quinoa; coconut milk; Greek yogurt; unsweetened flaked coconut; dark chocolate
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Quick / easy; Vegan
    • Ingredients: dry-roasted peanuts; dark chocolate
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  • Chewy granola bars
    • Categories: Snacks
    • Ingredients: old-fashioned oats; ground flaxseeds; walnuts; sunflower seeds; chia seeds; ground cinnamon; coconut oil; almond butter; honey
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  • Not-so-boring bran muffins

    • kleins99 on July 02, 2021

      These were excellent. I did not use sugar. Instead, I substituted Allulose. I also added raisins and walnuts because hi. Have we met? Will def make again. Though wondering if I can substitute unsweetened apple sauce for coconut oil. ... YES! That's what I did. I doubled the recipe, and used half unsweetened applesauce and half oil. These also freeze beautifully.

    • kleins99 on July 02, 2021

      Excellent recipe. I didn't use sugar. Instead, I used Allulose and added walnuts and raisins. Yum. Very moist and dense.

  • Whole wheat double-chocolate muffins

    • shirofly12 on June 07, 2020

      Found them to be rather bland and dry. Actually ended up tossing them out instead of taking them to the office.

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      These are okay. Not great, but okay. They do taste like muffins (rather than unfrosted cupcakes) but they were dense and just a little off in the texture. Not terrible, but there are much better chocolate muffin recipes out there.

  • Breakfast cookies

    • shirofly12 on June 07, 2020

      Disappointing. Just an off taste and texture. I did use cranberries instead of figs but can't imagine that made much of a difference.

  • Strawberry coffee cake scones

    • Christine on March 18, 2016

      An excellent scone recipe. Substituted cream cheese for mascarpone.

    • Debraj76 on August 11, 2018

      Made these and did not care for them. Texture was muffin like...perhaps that’s why they are called “coffee cake” scones. The dough was a sticky mess, they were barely sweet enough, and the topping was pasty. Not a repeater.

  • Our favorite pizza crust

    • Christine on July 31, 2015

      I've made Jessica's regular pizza crust and whole wheat pizza crust recipes from her blog many times. They are my favorite homemade pizza crusts I have tried so far and I am glad to have this recipe now in one of my cookbooks. Makes a fairly large pizza that can go end-to-end on my large air-bake baking sheet.

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      I freely admit I like King Arthur Flour's pizza crust better, but this one is solid. I've made it twice and it does work well.

    • jimandtammyfaye on May 22, 2022

      Easy, flavorful, and forgiving

  • The 100% whole wheat version (pizza crust)

    • Christine on July 31, 2015

      I've made Jessica's regular pizza crust and whole wheat pizza crust recipes from her blog many times. They are my favorite homemade pizza crusts I have tried so far and I am glad to have this recipe now in one of my cookbooks. Makes a fairly large pizza that can go end-to-end on my large air-bake baking sheet.

  • BBQ chicken and sweet corn pizza

    • Christine on July 31, 2015

      This was so good! I used leftover cooked chicken and smoked Gouda. I used only 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce in the step where you spread it over the pizza dough. 1 cup seemed like far too much and I think it came out perfectly with half the amount. I also left out the salt for the topping because I felt between the BBQ sauce and the cheese it was overkill. I used this book's whole wheat pizza dough recipe, but think it would be good with her regular pizza dough as well. I left out the cilantro only because I didn't have any -- I think it would have made a nice addition.

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      This is quite good! Mine didn't look as pretty as the cookbook pictures, but I liked it a lot. Corn on a pizza is awesome.

    • jimandtammyfaye on May 22, 2022

      Fresh summer corn makes this pizza dangerous! I used less BBQ than specified.

  • Baked breakfast risotto

    • EmilyR on April 02, 2018

      Unspectacular. I had high hopes, but this is missing something - like Parmesan. It just lacked flavor and depth despite the calorific flavor carriers and hot sausage. Not going to make it again, unless I doctor this up quite a bit.

  • Amaretto-butternut squash soup with cinnamon toast croutons

    • EmilyR on November 03, 2019

      This straddles dessert realm with the sweetness and Autumn flavors, so I definitely recommend not skipping the onions, garlic, and even adding some chili pepper or bacon to make it a touch more savory. I used pepitas instead of sunflower seeds because that's what I had. This was a nice soup that came together quickly... since it was organic straight from my garden, I roasted the squash and then threw it into the vitamix skins and all.

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      I loved this one. Those croutons are insane! I highly recommend a very hearty, whole grain bread, to balance out the sweetness of the cinnamon sugar, but this all works together extremely well. Really delicious.

  • Smoked salmon BLTs with herbed mayo

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      Obviously, like any BLT, this requires perfectly in-season ripe tomatoes, but the addition of the smoked salmon is quite lovely. That salty note really works, as does the soft texture against the crunchy bacon. Will make again, for sure!

  • Greek yogurt Parmesan ranch dressing

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      I've made this several times, it's a good go-to when you need a really quick ranch dressing to throw together.

  • Mni Parmesan-herb biscuit puffs

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      These are addictive. They're so little and cute, it's very hard to not keep popping them in your mouth, one after the other (after the other...)

  • Parmesan-pistachio kale chips

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      These are awesome. I used lacinato kale instead of the curly kale called for and thought it worked beautifully.

  • Zucchini tacos with grilled corn salsa

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      These are, hands down, the best vegetarian tacos I've ever had. This is a perfect balance of textures, which is hard to achieve with meat-free tacos. These are so delicious though!

    • julesamomof2 on July 21, 2021

      Very satisfying veggie tacos- I made them vegan by using almond yogurt . No cheese and no meat and everyone still liked them.

  • "Sour cream and onion" popcorn

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      Yum!! Tastes just like those potato chips, flavor-wise, but popcorn is much healthier. This snack is a win.

  • Chorizo and balsamic Brussels nachos

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      Totally loved these! Will make again and again.

  • Brown butter banana bread

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      This is a good, solid banana bread that probably won't replace your favorite go-to, but it's tasty nonetheless. Just not terribly special or unique.

  • Chili-garlic roasted salmon

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      This is a very tasty, simple weeknight salmon dinner. Didn't blow me away, but it's really solid.

  • Homemade vanilla-bourbon BBQ sauce

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      I really liked this sauce. The vanilla is pronounced but not overly sweet. I'd definitely make it again.

  • Grilled flank steak with feta and Sriracha crema

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      This sounds so weird, but it's become one of my favorite summer grilled dinners. I never knew Sriracha and feta (two ingredients I absolutely adore) could play so well together, but they do!

  • Greens and beans burgers

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      These are a great idea, but don't really work as advertised. Loved the flavor profile though.

  • Spicy strawberry margaritas

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      These are delicious and makes enough strawberry puree for several rounds! :)

  • Bacon Manhattans

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      I love Manhattans anyway. The addition of bacon might sound hokey, or like overkill, but I found it really delicious. I have certainly drunk (many!) Manhattans without bacon since trying this recipe, without feeling deprived or anything, but this recipe does really work.

  • Homemade tart frozen yogurt

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      I don't know if I used the wrong yogurt or what, but this did not work for me. She isn't kidding about the tart description. But I found the texture so off-putting. Like it never softened. I ended up throwing it out.

  • Whole wheat chocolate chip cookies

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      Okay, these are awesome. I generally dislike it when people try to "healthify" desserts, but these really work, and taste like regular old, delicious chocolate chip cookies. I'll absolutely make them again and again.

  • Pumpkin-banilla bread

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      This was really good, even if her title is super cheesy. It tastes as advertised - a mixture of pumpkin bread and banana bread. Great moist texture.

  • Mini crab cakes with sweet corn and blueberry salsa

    • texannewyorker on September 12, 2015

      Crab cakes don't hold together and the salsa lacks flavor - it needs more heat and more acid.

    • jimandtammyfaye on May 22, 2022

      Such an interesting combination! Fresh summer corn is worth the wait on this one. A half recipe of salsa was plenty for 1 lb crab. Before browning, I lightly dusted with fine breadcrumbs. It seemed to help them hold together without adding too much "filler."

  • Whole wheat blueberry Bundt cake

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      Didn't care for this at all. Very meh. The texture was a little dry and too crumbly - I guess from the whole wheat flour? And the blueberry glaze was a little off-putting for some reason. Would not make again.

  • White cheddar apple crisp

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      This is fantastic!! I made it pretty much as written and putting the sharp white cheddar in the crisp, amongst the apples, is really genius. Delicious sweet-salty contrast.

    • D.Barker on October 13, 2021

      This was okay. There are a few things I would change. I had extra sharp white cheddar, I would definitely use something more mild. I would also peel the apples next time. However, the "crisp" was delicious on this, and I want to eat more!

  • Chocolate and peanut butter lover's brownies

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      These were not as good as I'd hoped, but they're not bad by any means. The brownie texture wasn't fudgy enough for me, and the glaze is a hot mess. Lots of people liked them though.

  • Buffalo chicken pizza

    • texannewyorker on September 24, 2016

      Loved this! As someone who is constantly disappointed by buffalo chicken pizzas, this one thrilled me to no end! The one I've been looking for, lol!

  • Accidental white wine baked scallops

    • julesamomof2 on December 29, 2020

      This was terrible- it was actually inedible and landed in the trash. And it was the most expensive dish I've ruined. Baking scallops in an entire bottle of wine at 250 resulted in the whole dish harshly tasting of wine and the alcohol never burned off. The panko topping never browned either so I ran it under the broiler but by that time the scallops were rubbery and over cooked. The idea of scallops in a white wine lemon sauce sounded good but this recipe was very obviously never tested.

  • Creamy spinach and spiced chickpea-stuffed sweet potatoes

    • MelissaM0223 on November 17, 2014

      This is a good, filling meal. I felt like the depth of flavor could have been a little bit stronger - and definitely would reserve some of the liquid next time to pour onto the potato to moisten it up a bit!

  • Green chili turkey and white bean enchiladas

    • jimandtammyfaye on May 22, 2022

      Have made this yummy dish several times. Have subbed pintos for white beans, but like white beans better. Have used canned green enchilada sauce in a pinch, but most often like to use "Eating in the Middle" recipe for enchilada sauce. Great meal to take to a friend's house.

  • Greek chicken panzanella with honey-lemon vinaigrette

    • jimandtammyfaye on May 22, 2022

      Have only used the salad and vinaigrette portion of the recipe. The vinaigrette is exceptional. I mashed the garlic and left whole, making sure not to serve the whole piece of garlic. I find I like the flavor in the background more than having little pieces in every bite.

  • Bacon-blue burgers with arugula and quick jalapeño jam

    • jimandtammyfaye on May 22, 2022

      Very good. Don't let jam cook too long or it will become thick.

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  • ISBN 10 0544176499
  • ISBN 13 9780544176492
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  • Published Sep 02 2014
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 304
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publishers Text

The eagerly awaited first cookbook from the wildly popular blog How Sweet Eats

Jessica Merchant, creator of the popular food blog How Sweet Eats, has now created her first cookbook, Seriously Delish. Her playfulness jumps off the page in her inventive and incredibly delicious recipes, such as Amaretto–Butternut Squash Soup with Cinnamon Toast Croutons, Mini Crab Cakes with Sweet Corn and Blueberry Salsa, and Fleur de Sel Caramel Bourbon Brownie Milk Shakes. Her sense of humor, which brings millions of visitors to her site, shows through in chapter titles like “Breakfast (. . . for Dinner?)” and “Salad, Soups, and Vegetable-like Things (Ugh, if We Must).” Merchant makes food that people get excited about, nothing run-of-the-mill or expected. As an added bonus, all of the photographs in the book were taken by Merchant herself, giving her cookbook the personal touch that her fans love and newcomers will appreciate. Seriously Delish features imaginative recipes that are tasty and original and bring readers to a place where cooking becomes adventurous and food becomes fun.


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