Cornelia Guest’s Simple Peasures: Healthy Seasonal Cooking + Easy Entertaining is a great new book with lots of recipes and tips for entertaining. I was really excited when this book arrived because it seemed to be just my style: easy + healthy entertaining. Can’t go wrong there!
The book is filled with understandable recipes that will make your mouth water. Like these, Bulgar Roast Vegetables.
Or this warm spring salad.
I love that this book gives great entertaining tips because they are a good reminder for everyone. Here are a few of my favorite tips:
1. Don’t serve ton of food before dinner. It’s not necessary.
2. Don’t plate food. I don’t really know anyone who does this, but it’s a good reminder.
3. Fresh flowers are a must.
The book also includes this simple-to-read chart about cooking time for common and less-common grains.
- 3 carrots
- 1.5 lbs. of grated asparagus
- 1/3 c. chopped fresh mint
- 1/3 c. sliced red onion
- 2 T. olive oil
- 1 T. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. sea salt
Combine all ingredients and serve.
And another book bonus: Notes from my friends.
I love that the author has collected tips and stories from her friends to share with readers. This adds a great dimension to the book!
I have flagged quite a few seasonal recipes that I am looking forward to putting on my menu plan for next week!
Also, stay tuned for a giveaway of this great book!!