Happy Birthday, Elizabeth! We miss you. Hope your day is full of non-traditional birthday surprises.
I am starting to finally compose my first cookbook. I don't want to officially publish one until fourth-year (which gives me three years to keep creating recipes!), but I may create a cheap-o version this Summer just to say I finally did it.
I have compiled all of the recipes posted on the blog and have included tons of other recipes I have made over the years. The focus of the book will be healthy eating (with suggestions on how to make recipes super healthy too ;) ). I hope to label each recipe as to how it suits a particular way of eating, such as:
...to name a few.
This past weekend I was a super busy bee in the kitchen. I decided to re-test a bunch of my recipes, so in the course of three hours, I tested SIX recipes. I baked some Rosemary Roasted Nuts, some Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, whipped up some Carob Balls, tweaked my tofu/tempeh marinade (recipe not posted), and baked a loaf a bread (recipe not featured on the blog), and prepared a new sauce for asparagus based on this recipe.
Sometimes baking and cooking seems like a daunting task, but in less than an afternoon, I prepared enough snacks, breakfasts, sauces, and desserts for the entire week (and probably then some) of eating. I froze most of the baked goods and nuts to have on hand. Oh, and not too mention that those three hours included clean up time :)
What I am currently struggling with is the creative aspect of the cookbook. How should it be organized? Do I want to include pictures? What font should I use to type recipes? What about a cookbook title? ...lots to think about! If you have any ideas, I'd love some input.