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Tasting the Seasons Book Review and #Giveaway
As a Restaurant Manager, Foodie Blogger, and Green Living/Gardening Enthusiast, I feel like I know a lot of recipes using ingredients from the garden. I am always struggling to find time to throw together not only a good, healthy meal, but something different than what we have each week. I try to grow as much as I can throughout the different season in hopes of providing the purest ingredients throughout the year for our meals.
At this age I know what foods I do and don't like (even though I will try most anything at least once). The problems I have during dinner time are making a food that all five of us will like. Alana and I will eat most anything although I prefer more drastic flavors like cayenne and garlic. Declan eats mostly anything especially vege's and Kevin will eat certain meals as long as it isn't loaded with vege's or any major seasoning. Dane won't eat a thing as he is beyond picky!!
I used to love to cook most anything but between trying to lose weight myself and teach the kids to eat healthier, I seem to have given up lately. Recently, I was asked to review Tasting the Seasons written by Kerry Dunnington. This cookbook focus's on an all around healthier way of eating and changing it up depending on the season.
The synopsis says, "For cooking aficionados or those just beginning their culinary journey, the innovative approach in Tasting the Seasons allows cooks to follow the food seasons and appreciate nature's bounty. With flair and humor, culinary expert Kerry Dunnington shares 250 perfectly seasoned recipes with savory commentary that inform and inspire a sustainable approach to home cuisine and entertaining. With a focus on the creative preparation of foods in their growing seasons and healthy food consumption, this is an eco-friendly, all-occasion cookbook. In addition to the dozen or so favorite recipes that stem from her childhood, Dunnington shares dishes that catering clients request time and time again. Each recipe conveys the powerful benefits of serving food that is whole, real, seasonal, local and well-prepared. These delicious dishes will help transform the way you and your family and friends feel about preparing and eating great-tasting food."
So far the only complaint I have is there are no visuals to help when flipping through looking for meals. While part of me appreciates this because the pictures are fake and propped most times, I also like to see an image to get an idea of what the meal might include. Other than that, I think this is an amazing resource for any level cook. This is a REAL cookbook which will help anyone make a change in their families lifestyle.
Available to purchase/Cost: $13.41 Tasting the Seasons
Recommendation: I love not only how easy these recipes are to follow but diversity available in one place. This is one of those all in one resources that is a must in any kitchen.
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Giveaway: Kerry Dunnington is going to give one of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers a copy of Tasting the Seasons to have of their own!