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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
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.
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
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.
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
You can layer them up in a glass with yoghurt, adding muesli if you like,
for a smart look.
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
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
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!