You know when you get a cookbook and you read it from cover to cover and cradle it in your arms and wanna marry it? Uh… me neither; isn’t that a weird idea?
Okay, so it’s really mostly true. I heard about Get It Ripe in the Post Punk Kitchen forums awhile back and have been waiting patiently for my co-op or one of the local bookstores or our little vegan boutique to carry it. But months went by and I couldn’t find it. I satisfied curiousities by visiting jae’s blog and have made her recipe for maple flax cookies several times (including a fruit-filled thumbprint version for the flaming cabbage soiree), and they were so good and her vision about food so in line with my own, I finally ordered a copy from Herbivore.
jae is a holistic nutritionist and has spent a lot of time on farms and in communities/co-ops. So what you get is not only a ton of tasty recipes, but a wealth of information on healthy foods, digestion, cleansing/detoxing, organic and local farming, food preparation and baking techniques. This is the kind of cookbook I’ve been looking for for a long time! These are just a few pictures of the gajillion things I’ve made from it in less than a week!
So smoky and warm and simple and yummy!
We had this on the side of the soup, which was sophisticatedly sweetened and the best cornbread I’ve ever had (or made).
This was quick to make, full of flavor, and full of greens! (My favorite part of the cookbook)
There’s some “naughty” stuff in there too (meaning dessert), but it’s full of non-wheat and non-white sugar recipes, which really makes me happy. This cake was so light and fluffy and without a lot of fat or sugar (Sucanat, in this case).
Behold the tender crumb!