Food to Live By: The Earthbound Farm Organic Cookbook
“In Food to Live By, a dazzling full-color cookbook, Myra Goodman offers an utterly appealing, new casual style of cooking based on using the best ingredients, organic or otherwise. The dishes are irresistible: Sweet Corn Chowder. Spinach, Feta and Mushroom Quiche. Foggy Day Chili. Merlot-Braised Short Ribs with Cipollini Onions. Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Ginger Lime Salmon. Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Spiced Orange Sauce. Blue Cheese Smashed Potatoes. Coconut Lemongrass Sorbet. Cherry Panna Cotta. Farm Stand Carrot Cake. Plus, throughout are Farm-Fresh Ingredient boxes—on sorrel, corn, asparagus, artichokes— cooking and shopping tips, and health notes.”
Before I get into some foods I prepared from Food to Live By: The Earthbound Farm Organic Cookbook, I wanted to tell you about the book as a whole.
Not only is this book a cookbook it’s also an informational book. There are little tidbits though out the book. I learned about different types of salad greens, health benefits of avocados, how to freeze fruits and so much more. And I should say most importantly I learned about the importance of buying organic. I started looking through the book for the recipes and ended up reading it from front to back to read all the info it gave me. Myra Goodman also threw in some personal food stories/memories to make the book even more fun to read.
Now onto the food. I made two recipes out of this book. The first “Raspberry Corn Muffins” and the second “Brown Sugar Glazed Hazelnuts”.
I was very excited to try out the “Raspberry Corn Muffins”. Two of my favorite foods made into one. MMMM…. These were very easy to make and turned out perfect. And there isn’t a lot of sugar in them, mainly honey, making them healthier then regular muffins. My only problem was only eating one at a time, they are sooooo good.
“Brown Sugar Glazed Hazelnuts” are meant to go on salads but they are very yummy on their own too. They make a great afternoon snack. I didn’t have hazelnuts but the recipe said I could substitute it with almonds. As these were cooking I couldn’t wait to try them, the kitchen smelled so amazing. My only mistake was not using a fork or slotted spoon to place them on the baking sheet and the egg/brown sugar mixture got too much on the tray and made the almonds clump together. So all I had to do was let them cool off and break them apart like brittle. This is another yummy healthy treat that can be found in this cookbook.
There are many more recipes I can’t wait to try, like “Heirloom Tomato Soup”, “Parmesan Croutons” and “Sizzling Steak w/ the Goodman family olive sauce”. I think every household should have a copy of this book. It’s amazing. And below you can win a copy plus so much more.
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