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The Art of Simple Gatherings
By Leela CydSmall bites and treats to share
The best gatherings are simple, yet somehow special. They might begin with an impromptu picnic after shopping at the farmer’s market or a late lunch with neighbors that stretches into cocktails under the stars. Whatever the occasion, this picture-perfect cookbook shows how to turn any meal into a delectable affair. These effortless recipes for brunch, teatime, happy hours, picnics, potlucks, and dessert all include a whimsical twist: a few slices of French toast doused in lavender syrup, rainbow chard empanadas served with pistachio crema, or a vibrant purple cauliflower hummus. With tips on creating an inviting table, stocking a pantry to make last-minute nibbles, and packing delicious parting gifts for guests, Food with Friends will inspire any get-together, however large or small.
TSG ReviewA lovely cookbook with unique recipes that lean heavily in a healthier direction. Lots of gluten-free, raw, and vegan recipes in here! I felt the recipes were simple to make and yet were filled with cool and interesting flavors. This would be a great cookbook to give to a beginner cook.
Assorted Spa Waters
1 Liter per BatchThe Assorted Spa Water recipe has 9 different options to pick from like Ginger-Peach or Orange-Rosemary spa water. I picked Raspberry-Lemon because I had both of those on my counter. Easy to make, pretty, and refreshing, this is a nice quick drink to make when having company. Makes your guests feel special with little preparation.
Serves 6 to 8I have made something like this in one of my own recipes but like I said before She makes everything a bit more heart healthy with the replacement of bad fats with good like in this one, Leela uses coconut oil in a frying pan to crisp up fresh corn. After that she adds chili spices for heat, and some lime for the bite. Finished with garlic, scallions, and cilantro, it’s served in shot glasses.
Green Pea & Spinach Soup with Chives, Yogurt & Nigella
Serves 4 to 6
I did not expect this to taste as amazing as it was. It reminds me of a Thai soup I had years ago and enjoyed. Pretty sure the coconut milk was that interesting flavor I was digging. The peas, spinach, chives, and onions, combine nicely to make a fresh complex flavor brightened by fresh lemon juice. Adding a dollop of cool yogurt makes this whole thing nice and creamy. I had to specially order the Nigella online, it’s called black cumin, but I didn't feel like it had much to add that a little ground pepper couldn't do. I think it was mostly for looks and texture.