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A cookbook with a conscience, from an author who knows the world of responsible eating as well as anyone. Is cage-free the same as free-range? Is grass-fed worth the price? What’s better: farmed salmon or wild? Organic salad that’s been shipped across the country, or local salad grown with pesticides? To nuke leftovers in the microwave or crank up the oven? Myra Goodman—co-owner of Earthbound Farm, the country’s largest producer of organic produce and other products, inspiration behind the Earthbound Farmstand Café, and author of Food to Live By—now brings both sides of the dinner dilemma together by showing us what to shop for, and how to cook it.
The Earthbound Cook turns dilemma into joy—in full-color. It pairs 250 sumptuous recipes with all the information cooks need to make greener, smarter choices. Here is Pork Chile Verde, Beef Tenderloin with Brandy Mushroom Sauce, Chicken Puttanesca—plus how to make the most eco-friendly meat choices and how to decode the labels on poultry and eggs. Vegetarian entrees such as Roasted Cauliflower Tart and Rigatoni with Eggplant and Buffalo Mozzarella for that one day a week we should abstain from meat. Salads (Escarole with Walnuts, Dates, and Bacon, Farro Salad with Edamame and Arugula) and sides (Carrot Risotto) and all the facts about the benefits of eating organically. And fish of course—Coconut-Crusted Salmon, and why to choose wild whenever possible.
No sacrifices here—doing the right thing has never looked, sounded, or tasted better. Or been easier. read more
Myra Goodman is the author of Food to Live By: The Earthbound Farm Organic Cookbook and The Earthbound Cook: Recipes for Delicious Food and a Healthy Planet. She and her husband, Drew, founded Earthbound Farm as a 2½-acre backyard garden in 1984. Today, it is the largest grower of organic produce in North America, with 150 farmers growing organic produce on more than 35,000 acres. Myra and Drew were honored with Global Green USA’s Corporate Environmental Leadership Award in 2003 and, in 2008, they received the Organic Trade Association’s Organic Leadership Award.read more
Reviews forThe Earthbound Cook
The Earthbound Cook is a wonderful book that I received just before Christmas and then promptly left at my sisters (3 hours away from home). My sister pulled it out while she had it and loved the recipes she tried. The Earthbound Cook contains 250 recipes and is all about cooking healthfully, mindfully, and deliciously. You'll find great sections such as: how to protect yourself (and your family) from unhealthy pesticide residues, cooking primers, sidebars and spotlights with tips to educate home cooks on how food choices, appliance use, preparation habits and clean up affect the environment. It's a guide for how to help protect the planet with easy-to-follow tips as well as ideas that make cooking from scratch easy. The salad chapter I have to admit looked the most delicious to me. The ones that I can't wait to try are: Heirloom Lettuce Salad w/ Strawberries, Walnuts and Goat Cheese (minus the cheese, thank you!); Romaine Salad with Snow Peas, Oranges and Almonds; Cobb Salad (I LOVE Cobb Salad - fat and all!) and Mixed Baby Greens with Roasted Red Peppers, Walnuts and Feta. I'm not a big raw vegetable or salad fan but these salads are so colorful and look so good.There is also a wonderful section with Vegetarian Entrees. I thought the Spinach, Mushroom and Gruyere Crepes looked wonderful although I'd make them with Broccoli instead. I've never had Gruyere Cheese before - but even the cheese looks good! LOL You'll find recipes like Leek and Feta Risotto Cakes; Homemade Veggie Burgers (!) - it has bulgur wheat, pinto beans and lots of great seasonings along with a red onion & cucumber Yogurt Sauce.Anyone hungry yet?Here's my review via my sister Tara. Tara pulled out this cookbook since I left it at her house and like me she loves her breads and desserts. She found a recipe for Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins which she actually made twice in a month. The WHOLE family loved 'em! She also babysits and while the older kids eat at home before they come to her house till they go to school - the older boys wanted to try them. Then they asked for seconds, then thirds - she had to put the brakes on or the 3 boys (including my nephew Brett) would have eaten them all.The Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins was supposed to make 18 muffins but she was able to get about 26 out of the recipe. She didn't tell me if she made small muffins (the picture in the book shows small muffins) - but the recipe does go a long way.I strongly recommend this cookbook for anyone trying to cook more nutritiously for their family. The recipes for the most part are everyday recipes like goulash, soups, breads, turkey chili, chicken enchiladas, herb-marinated chicken breasts, etc. You shouldn't have any trouble getting your family to eat these dishes - they all look wonderful!About the author: Myra Goodman founded Earthbound Farm in 1984 with her husband Drew. She is the author of Food to Live By and the inspiration behind Earthbound Farms farm stand cafe. She has written for and been featured in several national magazines publications, including Bon Appetit, Health and More, and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, and on National Public Radio. She lives with her family in Carmel, California.read more
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