Month: August 2020

Tender Lettuces, Haricot Verts with Green Goddess-ish Dressing

Salad Party by Kristy Mucci. Illustrated by Ophelia Pang.  Salad Party by Kristy Mucci. Illustrated by Ophelia Pang.

Greens, grains, veggies, dressings, and toppings—Salad Party is full of mix-and-match recipes for delicious, fresh, and flavorful salads. With a unique board book format, this playful cookbook makes healthy eating easy. The pages are split into thirds, featuring toppings, dressings, and salad bases.

The recipes in this book can be combined into thousands of different salads, with 30 recipes for each component. All you have to do is flip and pick, or open it at random for a unique and delicious dish.

  • Features everything from leafy greens and hearty grains to roasted vegetables, crunchy toppings, and creamy dressings
  • The board pages and flip format make this a one-of-a-kind cookbook
  • Playful illustrations accompany each ingredient and recipe

Salad Party is a fun board book for grown-ups filled with endless ideas to make delicious salads. (more…)

Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Pasta

Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Pasta

Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Pasta, Laura Santini’s Pasta Perfect. Photography by Christopher Scholey.

Laura Santini's Pasta PerfectA plate of pasta is one of the most satisfying things in the world—whether coated in a rich tomato-based ragù, doused in a fragrant herb pesto, or smothered in creamy carbonara sauce.

Pasta has many merits: it is inexpensive, quick to make, and works both as an everyday staple or a dinner party showstopper. Laura’s approach is that the heart and soul of each dish is down to the sauce.

The dishes are divided into Quick and Easy with simple stunners such as Pepper and Parmesan and Lemon Artichoke Pesto. Vegetables and Fungi comes next with an umami-rich Wild Mushroom Ragu.

Following this is Fish and Seafood with a simple Salmon Carbonara as well as luxurious affairs like Asparagus and Scallop. In Meat and Poultry are Best-ever Meatballs, Spicy ‘Nduja Sausage. Flip to the Creamy and Cheesy chapter to find earthy Gorgonzola and Walnut and zesty Saffron and Zucchini. (more…)

Baked Rosemary & Nutmeg Nectarines

Baked Rosemary & Nutmeg Nectarines

Baked Rosemary & Nutmeg Nectarines, At the Kitchen Table by Megan Davies. Photography by Clare Winfield.

At the Kitchen Table by Megan Davies

Influenced by nostalgic meals and cooking for loved ones, Megan Davies has written this book for the eco-minded home cook.

She includes invaluable tips on how to make ingredients stretch; from potato peel chips to pickled cucumber and beets. Megan also features ways to turn leftovers into a new meal, such as a Roasted Fennel, Chive, and Dill Pasta Bake or Frittata, both from a leftover Raw Fennel, Chive, and Dill Salad. Multi-tasking recipes include brunch and late-night dishes such as Bircher Pancakes and Sweet Potato Baked Eggs.

Suppers for Sharing that can be scaled up to feed a crowd or down for a more intimate occasion range from Roasted Squash with Almonds and Tarragon to the best Roast Chicken recipe with Pan Pastry Croutons (plus, of course, ways to use up any uneaten chicken!)

From On the Side accompaniments and stunning Sweet Things such as Pot Luck Tarte Tatin this collection of ingenious recipes will give you all the inspiration you need to help run a more sustainable home kitchen, reduce your carbon footprint, and make the sort of small changes at home that can make a big difference to our world. (more…)