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Friday, September 6, 2013

One of My Favorite Cookbooks

One of the steps toward healthy living is to cook more things at home, from scratch.  You can avoid a host of chemicals by doing this.

One of my favorite cookbooks is How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman.  Mark Bittman was a journalist for The New York Times up until January 2011.  He is the published author of 12 books.

This is the edition I have, but I noticed there is an updated 10th Anniversary edition available.  I can't vouch for that one, but I would think it was good.  Mark Bittman is known for cooking real food--he even uses butter!

This book will really show you how to cook everything--from chicken stock to Roasted Sea Scallops, even popcorn and hot cocoa!  Here are some of the recipes I use:

Cream of Broccoli (or Any Vegetable) Soup
White Bean Soup with Vegetables
Easiest and Best French Bread - this is a staple in my house.  I use it for so many things.  I should do a separate post just for that.
Traditional Egg Pasta Dough - I make this for our Chicken Noodle Soup
Orzo "Risotto"--we make this often.
Basic Muffins - I like the banana and blueberry varieties.
Strawberry Sauce
Pasta Primavera

So, go check it out.  You can by it on Amazon, or your local library may have it.

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