Recipe: Penne and Butternut Squash with Kale Pesto
Summary: The pairing of butternut squash with kale is a longtime personal favorite, so I had no doubt that I would love the combination in this pasta dish.
Recipe: Vegan Mayonnaise
Summary: This is a low-fat, cholesterol-free version of the versatile condiment. Use it in any way you’d use the original—from sandwich spread to salad dressing. If you prefer the convenience of purchased, vegan mayonnaise is available commercially in natural foods stores and some supermarkets.
Recipe: Mac and Thai
Summary: Leftover pad Thai was the inspiration for this macaroni pie with Thai flavors. It actually tastes like pad Thai, so I almost called it Pad Thai Pie. Instead of the white beans, you may substitute 1 1/2 cups crumbled firm tofu, if you like. Use rice noodles to make this gluten-free.
Reviewed in the Autumn 2013 issue of Taste&Travel magazine: “Neither oldness nor novelty gets dragged in for its own sake. In about 105 recipes and a sampling of richly illustrated background essays, Yarvin simply follows his nose and taste buds around the UK from far south…to far North… He communicates in the same kind of ‘Where has this been all my life?’ delight in the new culinary experiences that cookbooks mavens most often associate with treks to locales like Singapore.”
Jessica interviewed and book featured on Parents Magazine’s GoodyBlog.
Book and Easy Stovetop Ratatouille recipe featured on Eve of Reduction.
Reviewed on Plan To Eat.
Baking Beardy blog says: “This cookbook changed my life – I know that sounds ridiculous and overdramatic, but I have never had a cookbook which influenced how I prepared food as much as this one did.” Read full review here.
By Kathy Strahs
Recipe: Grilled Pork Bánh Mì
Summary: When Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches first began hitting the mainstream foodie consciousness, my husband must have sought out every bánh mì shop (and there are a lot of them) within a 20-mile radius, to taste what all the hype over a $3 sandwich was about. Each time, he’d text me something like, “Found a bánh mì place in San Marcos. Got the pork. SO GOOD.” Once I finally had the opportunity to do some bánh mì scouting of my own I, too, was reeled in by the tender marinated meat and all of the mouthwatering condiments that filled the soft, warm baguette. I adapted the succulent pork marinade for the bánh mì from a recipe on Food52.com.
By Kathy Strahs
Recipe: Apple Pie Panini
Summary: What about a sandwich that tastes just like apple pie?” my sister Julie suggested to me in an email one day. I stopped what I was doing and, suddenly, I could think about nothing else besides apple pie panini. How dreamy would that be—tart apple slices layered with honey-whipped mascarpone on cinnamon raisin bread with a brown sugar crust on top? Well, here’s the simple recipe for that dessert sandwich dream come true.
“Here’s [a] cookbook I’m very, very, very, very excited about. Kathy Strahs has tackled the subject of panini in the most delicious way. I absolutely died at every page. I couldn’t believe the incredibly delectable panini variations she came up with…and I couldn’t believe how ravenous I was when I finished flipping through the pages.”
—Ree Drummond, ThePioneerWoman.com
Pumpkin Cheesecakes featured on Bakepedia.
Desserts in Jars book + recipe featured in the Tampa Tribune.
The Pirch hosted 60+ Girl Scouts of San Diego on 8/10 for National S’mores Day and made Campfire Bars Mix from Desserts in Jars; recipe and event featured on their blog The Blissery.