Vibrant Food: Beautiful and Unattainable

I love to cook. I love using fresh, locally-grown ingredients that are colorful and tasty. When I saw Vibrant Food by Kimberly Hasselbrink as an option on Blogging for Books, I got SO excited – I obviously had to order it.

Let me just tell you – I received it in July, and I still haven’t made anything from it. The book itself is absolutely gorgeous. The photography is beautiful, and I LOVE the simple layout and design. I also appreciate that it is divided by seasons rather than by type of food. I’m quirky like that.

The only problem is, the recipes all use ingredients that I can’t easily find here in Springfield, MO, and when I have been able to find them, they’ve been rather expensive. I frankly didn’t want to spend the money on ingredients that I would only use once or twice. Don’t get me wrong, the recipes look delicious, but they seem better suited for people with more time – and a bigger budget – than I currently have.

Even though I haven’t made any of the recipes yet, I’m definitely holding onto it. I’m sure I’ll find something to make from it eventually. It’s just not in the cards for right now.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.