It’s the last day of February and I can hardly believe it. It’s been 28 days since I defended my thesis and now I’m wondering what I’ve been doing all this time. I mentioned earlier that I’ve spend A LOT of time in the kitchen. I’ve perfected sourdough bread (no joke, come over and try some) and I’ve finally gotten to cook from some of my new cookbooks!
Cook Your Books started when Chelsea noticed how many cookbooks she owns and how she wanted to cook from them more. She set a goal to cook three recipes a month from her cookbooks, and I’ve adopted her goal too! I was lucky enough to receive several new cookbooks over the holidays and I needed a little challenge to get cooking.
Here’s what I made this month:
Buttermilk Pancakes – The Joy of Cooking
January Salad – Health Starts Here and Greek-Style Garlic-Lemon Potatoes – The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen
Wild Rice Pilaf – Homegrown
Spanish Almond Chicken and Brown Rice with Tomatoes and Chickpeas –The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen
Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Fennel, Tomatoes, and Artichokes – The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen
Unpictured: Whole Grain Whole Wheat Pancakes –Homegrown; Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins – Healthy Starts Here; Tomato Salad with Feta – The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen
I cooked A LOT from one of the newest books in my collection, The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen. It’s a great blend of French, Italian, Greek, and some Middle Eastern recipes. Next month I hope to cook more from some of my Alton Brown books. His recipes are always so great but the books are HUGE and I sometimes get lost in them.
Let’s chat! – Have you been cooking from your cookbooks lately?