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The Earthbound Cook: 250 Recipes for Delicious Food and a Healthy Planet Paperback – August 26, 2010
"Naturally, Delicious: 100 Recipes for Healthy Eats That Make You Happy" by Danny Seo
Embrace organic eating with this cookbook, authored by Danny Seo - America's leading sustainable lifestyle guru, filled with more than 100 recipes for preparing healthy, easy, and affordable organic meals. Learn more
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Top Customer Reviews
There are plenty of meat dishes, along with tasty vegetable based recipes (check out the interesting salads and dressing). There are clever uses of whole grains, delicious breakfasts, breads, desserts and drinks. Every recipe I've tried is wholesome yet full of flavor.
Along the side of many of the pages there are green tips and information about how what we eat effects the environment. There are also many helpful kitchen tips. In the section "Pantry Basics" we can learn about "cleaning green," "freezing fresh produce" (who knew?) and how to live more ecologically minded. I did not feel knocked over the head with "go green or else." Interesting information was presented here in a friendly, useful, unobtrusive way. I have even learned some surprising things (microwave ovens can an times be an "eco hero"?!).
Most importantly, the food is fantastic. In my house, many of the recipes are instant classics. Here are some of my favorites:
I am addicted to the Yam and Winter Squash Casserole (p.233- which I also like eating cold as leftovers); Buffalo Shepherd's Pie (p.87-really, give it a try!); the Stuffed Cabbage (p.81--I actually like the brown rice and ground turkey version/option even better than the beef, although it needs to cook for a little longer. FYI this recipe gives you so many stuffed cabbages you can throw a big dinner party or freeze some for another time).
The Oatmeal, Carrot and Apple Breakfast Squares (p.392) have changed our lives.Read more ›
The recipes range from Myra Goodman's Mother Edith's Stuffed Cabbage recipe to Vietnamese Shrimp and Bok Choy Curry. Myra also gives a very good explanation of Southeast Asian cooking and various types of green and red curry recipes. There is also a vegetarian section with unique and easy to make side dishes and entrees.
Again, this is such a good cookbook. She even has an entire section on how to cut herbs and what kind of knives are most effective.
I really look forward to reading again tomorrow morning as I drink my 6:00 a.m. coffee. Earthbound Cook is not just a cookbook, it's an educational tool that can teach me how to make better choices as a consumer and a person who feels responsibility to the earth.
But there's so much more to this book you won't find anyplace else: The field guide to salad greens (brilliant idea), the guide to making eco friendly meat choices. Lots of great photos and easy to follow.
You also feel like you're a guest at Myra Goodman's house (again my dream).
The absolute most perfect holiday gift for anyone who loves food, loves to cook, or is learning to cook.
So this book really is right up my alley. Close to nature, simply prepared dishes utilizing locally-grown products, minimal "fuss." Yes, this is the way I like to cook. There are 250 recipes - most are easy to prepare using basic ingredients.
Myra Goodman has filled in the book with tips and techniques to make your kitchen more "green" -- covering topics like water conservation, energy savings, sustainability, composting -- you get the idea. These are presented as essays or quick tips -- easy to read while you're waiting for the water to boil or the soup to simmer.
But I really purchased this for the recipes, and so far, I have not been disappointed. I always try at least three recipes from each cookbook before I review it, and "The Earthbound Cook" was no exception.
FIrst up: from Chapter 4 (Fish and Shellfish) -- Seared Salmon with Chipotle-Lime Butter. I'm single, so I cut the recipe in half to make 2 servings instead of 4. This was a fast dish -- mix the marinade, let fish sit in that for an hour, then a quick sear while preparing the butter mixture. Less than 15 minutes from fish into the skillet to eating. And it was sublime.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
WOW! I'm just so excited to have this book in my collection! Have had so much success with it's recipes that it's usually the first go to source.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I didn't really use this book. A little unrealistic for my lifestyle. Well written and beautiful pictures.Published 16 months ago by Sherry Lee
Excellent for anyone wanting to make a more natural change in cooking.Published 23 months ago by Marta I. Wright
The bounding of the book is not very good. I have not used the book all that much and it is already falling apart. Read morePublished on July 16, 2014 by E. Krumova
I'd used this cookbook at someone else's house so ordered it for myself. Lots of good, healthy, easy recipes and general advice on healthy cooking.Published on March 15, 2014 by karen
For some reason, I thought this was a vegetarian cookbook. My husband and I are trying to eat vegetarian 3-4 days a week and so I've been picking up some vegetarian cookbooks to... Read morePublished on January 12, 2014 by The Brooks Stead