Awhile ago I won a copy of The Organic Family Cookbook in a giveaway hosted by Erin at Tiny Twist Creative. I've been meaning to post about it for awhile, but, to be honest, we gobbled up all of its creations before I had a chance to photograph them. But, the soup that we made the other night was so delicious (and so pretty!) that I had no excuse. It was a creamy butternut squash soup, which alone is pretty good, but what put it over the top were the little extra touches: the sauteed mushrooms and the Parmesan crisp. Normally, we bypass garnishes because we're in a hurry, but these were definitely crucial to the dish and were really no extra work to prepare. The mushrooms were a perfect savory counterpoint to the sweetness of the squash and the crisp melted into a decadent glob of cheese at the bottom of the bowl. Yum.
This really is a great little cookbook. It focuses on whole food meals for the whole family using seasonal and organic ingredients. It's very kid-centric, which I love, but it doesn't sacrifice taste because of it.
Thank you Ani for writing such a wonderful cookbook and thank you Erin for giving it away!