I'm working on a new cookbook and I am fervently determined to keep it brief, informative and DEELICIOUS! What I'm invisioning is that each section has 10-15 recipes (breakfast, salads, soups, etc.) max. This may sound too sparse to some but I just finished cleaning out my cookbook collection (we're having a cookbook swap at work) and it saddened me to let go of some of these beautifully photographed and scrumptious sounding books. But I faced reality and realized that I probably would never crack one open and try one of the recipes if I hadn't for the 20 years it was on the shelf!
I don't want my cookbook to be known just for it's looks or to overwhelm. I want it spiral bound, open on your kitchen counter and stained with olive oil and tomato juice! If I offer you a few of the tasiest recipes in each section, guaranteed to please, then I think the book will win that prize kitchen counter real estate. The photo in this blog is a treasured, stained, hand-me-down Methodist Church cookbook from my Mosheim, Tennesee grandma. Notice the "Scripture Cake" recipe on bottom left.
Here's a sample of what the "Breakfast Grab & Go" section will hold:
- Ezekiel Toast with almond butter and real jam
- Spinach Berry Smoothie with an Almond Milk base
- Scrambled egg in a whole wheat tortilla with avocado and salsa
- Overnight oatmeal topped with raisins and walnuts
- Greek Yogurt with fresh fruit and nuts
- Fresh fruit with cashew cream (blended raw cashews, dates,vanilla, almond milk)
- Whole wheat bagel with Neufchatel cheese and sliced strawberries
- Hard boiled egg sandwich: whole grain toast, spread of avocado, thinly sliced tomato and sliced hard boiled egg
- Sweet Potato Almond Butter on toasted whole grain Cinnamon Raison English muffin half
- Sliced apples with Jason's Maple Almond Butter squeeze packs
Save the Scripture Cake breakfast for when you're at home. Ha. I'd love to hear your opinions!