Naturally Nourished

20170611_211918I got my hands on Sarah Britton’s latest cookbook Naturally Nourished (2017) about two months ago, and here is the first dish: “coconut-quinoa coleslaw with minty tahini dressing.” I think it makes a very pretty presentation.

20170619_212836The second dish: “grilled eggplant and mushrooms with saucy almond butter noodles.” The almond butter sauce is amazing here, though I thought perhaps the dish as a whole needed something to hold it together a bit more. The recipe calls for serving the sauce on the side, but I could see my own version that mixes some of the sauce in before serving.

20170622_204403Recipe  No. 3: “chill-out cucumber and avocado soup with mint and dukkah.” Just as Sarah B says, this is a great soup for a hot summer day. The dukkah (an Egyptian nut and spice blend with hazelnuts, sesame seeds, coriander, cumin, and black pepper) is lovely here; it really does does give this chilled soup something earthy and warm.

20170704_183043Recipe No. 4 (my first dish with my parents at home in Wisconsin!): snappy spring salad with lemon-mint date sauce.  My picture is horrible here (perhaps my camera lens was dirty?), but this salad was probably the best recipe yet from Sarah B’s new book. The raw asparagus here was really pretty great.

20170705_210126Recipe No. 5: “cauliflower steak with chermoula and eggs.” I’m such a fan of runny eggs over vegetables, and rice. I added rice.

20170705_210257Recipe No. 6: “deep detox cilantro, spinach, and sweet potato soup.” This was good, but I need to make it again. I made the mistake of keeping the soup on a simmer after blending the spinach and cilantro with the sweet potato base, taking away some of the soup’s freshness and turning the bright green color somewhat dull.

20170706_200132Recipe No. 7: “roasted sweet potato and white beans on massaged kale.” We used our own lacinato kale growing in the garden for this recipe.

20170707_190551Recipe No. 8: “roasted radishes and avocado with sesame salt.” We fell in love with this dish. We started sauteeing radishes a couple years ago (a great novelty to us), but this was our first time roasting them in the oven.

20170708_190655Recipe No. 9: “shining summer grilled zucchini and corn with basil.” I helped to grill the zucchini and corn here. 🙂

20170709_191419Recipe No. 10: “cool it noodle salad with radishes and peas.” The spicy tahini ginger sauce was very good here.

20170711_195927Recipe No. 11: “butternut squash and sage oven risotto.” Not a true risotto, but this recipe achieved a similar dish that was one of our heartier meals from this book.

20170712_181227Recipe No. 12: “terrific tarragon green bean salad.” You even get a glimpse of my sock in this one. 🙂


Updates from the end of 2016

mnr-vanilla-rose-apple-ciderVanilla rose apple cider – from Sarah Britton’s My New Roots

mnr-raw-cashew-yogurt-with-maple-and-pearRaw cashew yogurt with maple and pear – from Sarah Britton’s My New Roots

mnr-hazelnut-flatbreads-with-maple-spice-pumpkin-butterHazelnut flatbreads with maple spice pumpkin butter – from Sarah Britton’s My New Roots

mnr-fully-loaded-breakfast-barsBreakfast bars – from Sarah Britton’s My New Roots

mnr-the-best-lentil-salad-everThe best lentil salad ever – from Sarah Britton’s My New Roots

Taking into account the roobois ginger sun tea we made last summer but apparently never photographed, we’ve completed 79 recipes from Sarah Britton’s book — only 26 more to go …

nf-simmered-squashSimmered kabocha squash – from Heidi Swanson’s Near & Far

nf-brussels-sproutsBrussels sprouts – from Heidi Swanson’s Near & Far

nf-mashed-yellow-split-peasMashed yellow split peas – from Heidi Swanson’s Near & Far

nf-mung-bean-stewMung bean stew – from Heidi Swanson’s Near & Far

nf-parathaParatha – from Heidi Swanson’s Near & Far

And this makes 28 (out of 116) completed recipes from Near & Far.

rooibos-poached pears and summer stats

poached pears

This plate of rooibos-poached pears with a chocolate olive oil sauce was our last recipe together before I head back East tomorrow. It was also our 73rd recipe from Sarah Britton’s My New Roots, which means we’ve completed 69.5% of the book’s recipes. The pears were a light but very satisfying end to the meal.

So, I’ve been home in WI for 40 days, and here are our recipe stats:

Overall, we’ve made 49 recipes. That’s 1.225 recipes per day.

17 recipes from Sarah Britton’s My New Roots for a total of 73 completed recipes.

23 recipes (19.8% of the recipes) from Heidi Swanson’s Near and Far.

6 recipes from Green Kitchen Travels for a total of 11 completed recipes.

1 recipe from The Nourished Kitchen.

And 2 recipes from one of my mom’s Ellie Krieger books, one of which is this pan-fried pork dish with fennel and grapes:

ellie's pork

Latest from Near and Far

squash soup with rice aug 8 againDish No. 21 from Heidi Swanson’s Near and FarSquash and Wild Rice Soup

rye breadDish No. 22: Easy little rye bread.

popoversDish No. 23: Popovers. These so did not work! Ah well. We’ll have to try them again.


More from My New Roots and More

-tuna- sandwichRecipe No. 71 from Sarah Britton’s My New Roots: Pan bagnat with sunflower seed “tuna.”

frozen yogurtOur 72nd dish: strawberry chamomile no-churn frozen yogurt. The chamomile blended with this frozen dessert was a very nice touch.

roasted veg saladThis roasted vegetable salad is our 11th dish from Green Kitchen Travels.

ginger ale againAnd a few more pics of our latest attempts at ginger ale. I’m getting much better at it. 🙂

ginger ale aug 8