Nourish is a new cookbook of whole food recipes featuring seeds, nuts, and beans by Nettie Cronish & Cara Rosenbloom, RD, and it’s quickly becoming a favourite in my house. Check out my review, and others by some of my blogger friends, for a chance to win your copy!
Before I get into just how amazing this cookbook is, I want to introduce you to Nettie and Cara. Nettie Cronish is a vegetarian chef, culinary instructor, and author/ co-author of five cookbooks (5!). She also has over 30 years experience in this, meaning she’s one of the few people I can confidently call an expert.
Cara Rosenbloom is a registered dietitian, President of Words to Eat By located in Toronto, and a fellow blogger at WordsToEatBy.ca She’s incredibly accomplished academically, professionally, and personally, and she’s committed to inspiring people to make healthier food choices.
The timing on this cookbook for me couldn’t have been better. Due to some new health issues my husband is dealing with, I’m facing a big learning curve in the kitchen, overhauling how I think, and what I cook, to make sure he stays healthy (I’ll go into more detail in another post). Fining a book with 100 recipes pairing health-boosting ingredients with recipes and food that I already love to cook has been an absolute blessing over the last couple of weeks.
So far I’ve made a version of their On The Go Granola Bars, an amazing snack that was great for Bo to grab in the mornings and enjoy when he needed a bite throughout the day. You know who else loved them – the kids. There is nothing better than being able to make a healthy snack the entire family goes crazy over. Curious about what was in them? They were loaded up with oats, bananas, a variety of seeds and dried fruit, and some coconut. Yep, pretty awesome.
My absolute favourite dish so far though was their roasted butternut squash with cherries, mint, and sunflower seeds. In their recipe they suggested you could substitute sweet potatoes or acorn squash for the butternut squash. Instead, I roasted the butternut squash together with sweet potatoes. It was OMG yummy, probably the best side that I’ve made in quite some time, and one that’s going to be in constant rotation in this house.
Nourish is broken down into 9 chapters: Nutrition Quick and Simple (a really quick, simplified guide to eating better), The Power of Seeds, Nuts, and Beans (a great resource about the three ingredients, including the basics on how to prepare them), Breakfast & Brunch, Appetizers, Salads, Soups & Stews, Entrees, Vegetable Side Dishes, and Snacks and Desserts.
It literally covers everything from the moment you wake up, to the midnight snack.
I’m not alone in my love of Nourish either, check out some of my other Blogger friends to see what they’ve been cooking from Nourish:
Kelly from Kelly Neil Photography
Tiffany from Eating Niagara
Regina from Leelalicious
Redawna from Nutmeg Disrupted
Gwen from Devour and Conquer
Hilary from Cocoa Bean, the Vegetable
Erin from How to Eat
Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Stephanie from Kitchen Frolic
Caroline from Do it All Working Mom
Libby from Libby Roach
Laureen from Art and the Kitchen
Emily from Best of this Life
Lauren from Lauren Follet Nutrition
Zannat from Food for Happiness
Sarah from Kiwi and Bean
Charmian from The Messy Baker
Heather from The Tasty Gardener
Now that we’ve all got you drooling over this new cookbook, how about a chance to win your copy of Nourish?! Let me know what your favourite vegetable side dish is in the comments, then enter below for even more chances to win!
This giveaway is open to all legal residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority at the time of the contest in the province or territory in which they reside.
No purchase necessary to enter.
Giveaway will run from Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 12:01am to end on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:59pm. Winner is chosen at random via Rafflecopter. Winner will be contacted via email and given 48 hours to respond. If not, a new winner will be chosen. Winner selected MUST correctly answer a skill-testing mathematical question. Winner’s name will be displayed on Rafflecopter widget. Email address will never be given out to any third party or anyone for that matter.
Prize value is approximately $30CDN.
I also want to send a big thank you to Whitecap Books for sending me a complimentary copy of Nourish!