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Thursday, May 19

Simple & Delicious

I've had Sophie Dahl's cookbook, Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights, for a while now and continue to enjoy her easy, delicious and {most importantly} healthful recipes. This book and Gwyneth  Paltrow's are the two most used in my cookbook collection. Breakfasts, lunches, and suppers are organized seasonally and interspersed by thoughtful and evocative biographical anecdotes about her journey of self discovery through unhealthful and healthful relationship with food. So far I've tried the Buckwheat Risotto with Wild Mushrooms, Pear and Ginger Muffins, Grilled Bananas with Greek Yoghurt and Agave, Baked Apples and Banana Bread recipes and been greatly impressed with the how fast and simple they are as well as how good the results taste! 

Two nights ago I followed her recipe for Pea SoupLight and refreshing this recipe took less than twenty minutes and made enough soup for at least a week of lunches or dinners. The long and short of the recipe is saute 3 chopped scallions in a little olive oil throw in 3 cups of frozen peas, a quart of chicken stock, & a handful of chopped mint. Season with salt and pepper then let simmer for 15 minutes and then blend in small batches for smooth finish. And that's it!

I would recommend this book to anyone - from the beginner cook to the amateur chef!

{Images via Amazon & Pinterest}

1 comment:

  1. If you need someone to taste test those pear and ginger muffins, I'll gladly volunteer!