Ready for some exciting news? I'm launching a holiday cookbook that will be available by December 5th (if not sooner!) of this year. As some may remember in my announcement about the far-off-plan of a BIG cookbook that will launch in late 2016, I've been working diligently to write and test enough recipes to make up a reliable and desirable collection. Well it hit me recently that in all my work toward that book, I've created enough seasonal recipes to start a "baby" cookbook, if you will, just in time for the holidays!
A Nourished Holiday will be a small cookbook made up of 3 breakfast, 3 beverage, 6 side, 3 main course, and 3 dessert recipes. Putting out a short book made sense for a number of reasons:
1. It will be ready in time for all of you, my faithful friends and followers, to purchase as a Christmas gift.
2. It will be affordable! These guys will sell for under $20 a piece.
3. It offers access to some of the recipes that will be featured in the larger Nourished! cookbook later next year.
I'm so excited to share this project with you! So mark your calendars for the beginning of December and consider, if you would, making A Nourished Holiday your go-to gift of the season! More information will follow...and soon! Pictured above are a few recipes that will be featured in the book.
A few weekends ago, I had the honor of having a few of my closest friends over for a dinner party. Our intimate gathering was made perfect primarily through fellowship, but it wouldn't have been a Nourished! dinner party without a special preparation of food too! I used the party as an opportunity to make a special announcement that I'll now share here:
An original cookbook is coming to Nourished! sometime in late 2016!
The dinner party was also a perfect opportunity for trying out some of the recipes that will be going into my cookbook. In Nourished! fashion, the entire meal was free of refined sugars and flours, and made with as many organic ingredients as possible. Our menu for the evening was as follows:
Bacon-wrapped, cheddar-stuffed dates
Charcuterie platter of whole wheat breads, antibiotic and hormone free cured meats, an assortment of cheeses, fresh fruit, dijon, sugar free jam, and raw honey
Homemade potato salad
Moroccan style grilled chicken
Vegan peach and blueberry crisp
Flourless chocolate cake
Homemade ice cream
If this menu or any of the dishes listed intrigue you, stay tuned, for the cookbook will be making appearances here on the blog in the next year as I share recipes of the month. You won't want to miss any announcements or promos as the book nears its launch.
What kinds of foods do you enjoy cooking for a summer dinner party? Share in the comments below!