Welcome to the Nourish cookbook review, blog hop and giveaway! Join myself and 18 Canadian bloggers as we share some spectacular recipes and a chance to win your own copy of Nourish.
I was beyond thrilled to get my hands on a copy of Nourish. When I heard about the premise behind the recipes for Nourish I was excited. If you have ever wanted to get more seeds, nuts and beans into your cooking this is the book for you! I cook with all 3 and to have a book dedicated to whole food recipes incorporating them, that is a cookbook I know I am going to use and enjoy.
Enjoy some Spicy Roasted Chickpeas, Curried Tomato & Lentil Dal Dip, a Frozen Fruit Smoothie and some Spicy & Sweet Toasted Seeds! (pictured above)
This fantastic book is a collaboration from Nettie Cronish, chef, instructor and cookbook author & Cara Rosenbloom, Registered Dietitian. And what a spectacular collaboration it is!
Nourish is packed full of information about seeds, nuts and beans. From preparation methods to cooking times, descriptions of seeds, nuts and beans and the health benefits they all bring to the table. As well and a handy shopping list and how to shop for a healthy kitchen and pantry. I found it very informative and took a lot away from the suggestions.
Nourish is a combination of regular, vegetarian and vegan recipes, which I love. We are meat eaters in my home but enjoy vegetarian and vegan dishes often. If you have never tried vegan dishes before I encourage you to try a few. In my experience they are some of the most flavourful dishes I have eaten. It is easy to eat healthy when you have amazing recipes.
Always looking for new breakfast ideas I had to try the Quinoa Crunch Cereal. If you have never tried toasted quinoa you are missing out. It gets a unique nutty flavour and the crunch is fantastic. Mix that with almonds and sunflower seeds with a touch of maple syrup and you have a sweet toasty almost buttery topping for yogurt, as a cereal or just by the handful! This far exceed my expectations. I keep opening the container for nibbles and the aroma is fabulous.
Quinoa Crunch Cereal
2 cups (500ml) quinoa, rinsed
1 cup (250ml) sliced, raw almonds
1/4 cup (60ml) raw sesame seeds
2 tablespoons (30ml) pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons (30ml) organic canola oil
- Preheat the oven to 375F (190C). Line a rimed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, mix together quinoa, almonds, sesame seeds, maple syrup and oil. Spread on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake until toasty and fragrant, 10 – 12 minutes.
- Transfer to a bowl and let cool completely.
- Store cereal in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month. Serve atop yogurt or with milk.
Be sure to check out the entire amazing #NourishBloggers team below to see more amazing dishes from Nourish and multiple chances to win your own copy of Nourish.
Heather from The Tasty Gardener
Kelly from Kelly Neil Photography
Tiffany from Eating Niagara
Hilary from Cocoa Bean, the Vegetable
Regina from Leelalicious
Gwen from Devour and Conquer
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
Katrina from Kitchen Trials
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
Thank you Whitecap Publishing for supplying the complementary copy of Nourish for this review and for the giveway! All opinions are my own. And a big thank you to Heather for asking me to participate.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Best of luck to all who enter.
To enter: Post a blog comment below answering the following question – What is your favourite dish using nuts or seeds?
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.