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Did the author even bother to proofread this before publishing? No. The answer is a very, very clear "no". There are broken links, misspellings, comma misuse, extremely awkward or even nonsensical sentences... It's like it was written by either a small child or someone severely struggling with English. Just terrible!
Think I'm exaggerating? Many of the ingredients are unclear and leave out VERY important information, such as measurements ("1/2 feta cheese", Mediterranean Steak Salad; "a bunch of radishes", "a bunch of spring onions", Tuna Salad) or even what exactly you're supposed to be adding. Can someone tell me what kind of mushroom she's talking about? Some recipes say "white mushroom", which I assume is button, but what's "1/2 cup mushroom"? While you're at it, maybe you can also help me figure out how much 11/2 cup of yogurt is/are (Ground Beef Pasta with Yogurt Sauce).
A couple of recipes have the ingredients and directions mixed up ("Directions: salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste", Baby Spinach Salad; "Ingredients: Clean the young nettles, wash and cook them in slightly salted water...", Spinach, Nettle and Feta cheese Soup). The Beef and Okra Stew recipe actually repeats the ingredients and directions twice! Speaking of the directions, I hope you didn't plan to use them on these recipes, either - they're barely in English ("Add the finely cut dill, the pressed garlic and season with salt, vinegar, and oil., Cucumber Salad)". How about a two-for with the ingredient "Wash thoroughly chicken..." (Roasted Chicken with Sumac)? Even when it makes sense, the author forgets what to do with most of the ingredients listed! Oops!
Lets talk about formatting for a minute. Aside from the fact that the author doesn't understand that subheadings should be capitalized, the tabs and margins are crazy! They vary wildly in a few spots, and considering the paragraph-like nature of the directions (seriously, WHY?!), this means it's excruciatingly hard to read. I feel sorry for anyone planning to follow directions while they cook! There's a pretty big issue where the author couldn't decide if they wanted spaces between sections or not, too (the answer, of course, should be yes, but unfortunately she mostly chose not to...). That's not even mentioning the fact that, on the rare occasion, Microsoft Word corrected their fractions and it was never 'fixed'. This means that fractions, even in the same ingredient list, are shown differently. Like I said, there was no possible way this was even proofread...
Best of all? The author threatens us with more abominations like this at the end, and provides a rats' nest of links to buy more of them. Don't waste your money! I got this as a daily free ebook, and it's not even worth the few seconds it took me to download.