Remember when I used to cook out of cookbooks??? It's okay if you don't - it's been a while. I recently bought Gena Hamshaw's Choosing Raw cookbook and am sosooooo excited to use it! Her recipes are actually some of the few that I do make off of her website. And the cookbook itself is beautiful. I'll probably do a longer review later, since there are so many recipes I want to make from the book but for now let's have it suffice: this cookbook is awesome. However, I felt guilty buying a new cookbook since I STILL hadn't made a thing from the one I bought before that - Terry Hope Romero's Salad Samurai, especially since I was so stoked for that one as well. Something about the multi-recipe recipes had me hold off. But today that was remedied. I've been kind of depressed this last week for both personal reasons and the mess(es) in the news (Raechel has some links on her site if you feel like reading more about Ferguson.) Sometimes a regimen helps me get out of a funk and feel like more of a normal person. Following directions, marking things off a list, it helps me focus and feel accomplished when finished.
So anyway, first step to making food was buying groceries:
Some ingredients are for a second Salad Samurai salad to be made soon, but others went into this lovely Polish Summer Soba Salad.
online here if you are interested.
I also prepped a breakfast for tomorrow from Gena's book.
The Choosing Raw cookbook looks really simple to use, with not too many ingredients, so it's a good contrast and complement to Salad Samurai. Think of what the two of them can do together!
I also appreciate that with both cookbooks the serving size is rather small - for only one or two meals. It's nice to have leftovers sometimes but sometimes I prefer variety. (Not to mention salads only keep so long.)