A few weeks ago my friend Stephanie turned me on to a new cookbook called "Power Foods". I thought I was about done with cookbooks given that I have a zillion and pretty much just make up most of my 'recipes' these days but I found out otherwise. This is one awesome cookbook packed with healthy, easy, delicious foods focusing on recipes using the 38 healthiest ingredients on the planet (why they couldn't come up with two more and make it an even 40 is beyond me!). It's the way I like to cook and eat (or at least aspire to most of the time) but this cookbook has given me some new inspiration. Tonight I had my cousin Rochelle over for dinner I made a bunch of recipes from the cookbook. All were delicious and easy. My maj girls are coming over tomorrow and will hopefully enjoy the nuts, the dips, the cookies and a few other goodies I still plan to make.
|Sweet potato and edamame hummus with lentil chips and blanched green beans with lemon zest|
|Watch that knife in your hand cousin Rochelle!|
|I'm taking the baked nuts and seeds out of the oven|
|This is one healthy nut mixture packed with almonds, walnuts, flaxseed, sunflower seeds, quinoa, honey and spices - yum, yum.|
|Ok - this wasn't a recipe in the cookbook but we roasted some Brussel sprouts in the oven and added a touch of grated parmesan cheese|
|Roasted wild Alaskan salmon and parsnips with ginger along with the roasted Brussel sprouts|