March | Cook the Book
Our journey continues in our cookbook club, and this time we're exploring recipes from David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl's amazing vegetarian cookbook 'Green Kitchen Stories at Home'. Read on for our inspiring lunch full of fresh, and healthy dishes. Don't worry if you missed our previous post about Cook the Book and what it's all about; you can read about it here.
Our lovely group of women convened together to share lunch with our creations, and we even had some guest significant others to join us! We've decided to take turns to host as this gives everyone a chance to share their home and the host to make something 'warm' to eat. I was so impressed with everyone, as most chose to bring two dishes! Needless to say, we had a real big feast on our hands.
Check out our amazing menu and photo gallery below...
Sicilian Parmigiana Di Zucchine
Portobella Mushrooms and Peaches
Farinata with Roasted Grapes and Ricotta
Middle Eastern Cauliflower and Lentil salad
Burrata salad with Avocado & Beetroot spread
Black Bean Mocha Mousse cake
Turmeric and Blueberry Muffins with Granola topping
And boy did we feast - one thing that impressed me was that everything tasted amazing! And I mean everything! I was already a fan of this cookbook, but it's quite an achievement when you get different cooks involved and the recipes prove themselves. It's a testament in my mind to the cookbook as much as the person making the dish - the fact that both succeed means it's a true winner.
Our group's general consensus was that it was a great choice to start us off, and the dishes were all healthy and easily accessible to the average cook. There aren't too many fancy ingredients that you might find in other whole food, vegetarian type books, which is great if you don't want to invest too much in changing your pantry just yet. They even provide a handy shopping list list in the beginning of the book to help familiarize yourself with their most used ingredients.
David and Luise's idea behind the cookbook was to create easy vegetarian recipes that are quick to whip up even after coming home from work or if you're busy with the kids. Still, every recipe contains 'real food' and an impressive array of fruits and vegetables that makes it easy to stay healthy and love your food too. You know what you're getting and often it's such an easy way of making them taste so good with minimal ingredients. Their focus is on a healthy lifestyle and still sharing time with family - something that Kindred Suppers loves with all our heart!
Our members agreed it wasn't a cookbook they would normally choose for themselves, but everyone was equally impressed by the healthy quality and how tasty the dishes were. (You'd never know that mousse cake had black beans in it!)
In short we really endorse 'Green Kitchen at Home' for some amazing vegetarian choices that are both unique, interesting and full of good foods. We hope you'll give them a try too.
Tune in for April's Cook the Book in a few weeks as our cooking heads to Peru...