Thursday, May 25, 2017

Decadent Desserts

25 May 2017
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Biang Biang Noodles
Savour cosy nights in with moreish Biang Biang Noodles with Spicy Cumin Lamb.
Chocolate mousse
Indulge in a tasty sweet treat of Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse and Hazelnut Biscuits.
Ashley Mug Shot
Hello Graham
This week, we celebrate the chilly temps around the country with inspired spicy meals, smoky flavours and world-class Scotch.
We brush up on our cheese knowledge with Juliet Harbutt and introduce Dish magazine's brand new editor, Vanessa Marshall.
For those of you based in the capital, we hope to see you at The Food Show Wellington this coming weekend. Be sure to stop by and say hello to the Dish team, plus take advantage of our super subscription offers and nab yourself the tastiest goodie bag in town.
Happy cooking!
Online editor,
Ashley Signature

Eat Your Books

May 2017 Newsletter
     Recipes | Books | Blog      Newsletter May 2017
Dear Bookman Beattie,

We are busy this month at Eat Your Books, and the numbers say it all. We have reached another milestone: 7000 cookbooks indexed, we have 24 giveaways, and 20 
recipe excerpts from new releases. That is in addition to dozens of cookbook reviews, and an exciting new website feature!

This month we are also highlighting wonderful Member-added photos, a magnificent 
Pinterest board with salads that will provide inspiration no matter the season, another fabulous magazine, plus we have your favorite recipe collections and blog posts. Happy cooking!

The team at EatYourBooks
New EYB feature makes organizing recipes even easier
New EYB feature
When you look at your Bookshelf Recipes tab, you will see something new: a chef's hat icon next to every recipe title. This is a new Bookmark feature that will show you at a glance whether you have cooked a recipe (green), want to cook a recipe (orange), or have not chosen either (gray) - as shown in the photo at right. You can also filter your recipes by those Bookmarks, using the filters at top right. Learn more about this new tool by reading our post about the Bookmark
Over 7000 books indexed in the EYB Library!
We are pleased to announce that we have exceeded 7,000 indexed books in the EYB Library! The total number of recipes inside these books is more than 1.2 million, an average of 175 recipes per book. We are continually amazed by the achievements of our professional and Member indexers alike. Read more statistics about the books in the Library in our post announcing the milestone

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Shared Kitchen - Favourite breakfast dishes

Ilaria and I prep our favourite breakfast dishes.

A good start to the day With nippy mornings set to continue for the next few months we're up for starting the day with bigger breakfasts. Yeah! Mornings on the run with a cuppa and slice of toast just won't cut it around here. We need food! We need fuel! Oats, nuts, yoghurt and fruit are all good to ward off winter chills. Look no further than this great line up of Bircher muesli, homemade toasted muesli, sometimes called granola, yoghurt and fruit.
Bircher muesli is a blessing because it HAS to be made the night before. I like a sharp tart apple and a good squeeze or three of lemon juice in mine because I prefer tart to sweet, but you can adjust sweetness by adding a drizzle of maple syrup or honey. If you don't know the virtues of maple syrup, read here.
Maple Syrup
Talking of tart flavours, tamarillos can be tart, chalky and bitter, but a little sugar transforms them. Sprinkled with brown sugar and steeped overnight, they will ooze a gorgeous crimson juice, forming a compote by morning. Fabulous! Sugared Tamarillos 
You can layer them up in a glass with yoghurt, adding muesli if you like, for a smart look.
Tamarillo Verrines

And what about toasted muesli? Those boxes you buy at the supermarket not only cost a fortune but are often loaded with sugar, BUT (yes, have to make it a big BUT) toasted muesli without enough sugar is pretty dull. Finding the right amount that works for you is crucial. Follow our recipe here and you will have a super-food, full of nuts and seeds and oats. Hey, but don't get addicted to it – it's for breakfast, not a daytime snack (speaking from experience!). I can't guarantee that it will be that much cheaper than commercially prepared muesli, but it's what is in it that will make the difference: fresh nuts, and heaps of them, a good range of seeds and no shrivelled up sugary-sweet pieces of dried fruit and cheaper puffed grains. It's a joy to eat. Our Toasted Muesli

I've got more details of our fabulous weekend at Te Whau Lodge, and you can check it out here. Te Whau Lodge Queen's Birthday Weekend or email me for more details.

Cooking Classes – just a few spaces left on the fabulous Spanish class 10th June.
Keep warm – the kitchen is the best place to be on chilly days (and evenings) I reckon!

Sunday, May 21, 2017


Weekly Round-Up


     Recipes | Books | Blog      Weekly Round-Up

Dear Bookman Beattie,

Finding the best recipes amongst the millions online is not easy – but you don’t have to! The team here at Eat Your Books, searches for excerpts from indexed books and magazines and every week we bring you our latest finds. Every day recipes are added from the best blogs and websites.

As a member, you can also add your own favorite online recipes
using the Bookmarklet. With EYB, you can have a searchable index of all your recipes in one place!

Happy cooking and baking everyone!

The team at EatYourBooks


Member Photo of the Week:


Green Bean Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Haloumi from Marie Claire: Crisp by Michele Cranston

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