Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen (Book Review)



I've been a fan of Jenny of The Nourished Kitchen for a very long time. When I first found out she was publishing a book I was ecstatic. I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. As expected, it was a great work, something I was very excited to add to my kitchen library. 

(Read my full review- complete with a unique fermentation recipe!)

So, imagine my elation when I discovered that Jenny was going to work her magic YET AGAIN!

A second book. This time on nourishing broth and stock and how to incorporate them into the kitchen. Both books are absolutely wonderful and a great addition to any kitchen repertoire.

This book, Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen, of course, is specifically about the ever-growing-in-popularity trend of the drinkable ancient health food- broth. It contains a lot of great history and information about broth as well as a host of delicious recipes. 

As Autumn slowly drifts in, and we begin to hunker down for cooler weather, I encourage you to check out both of Jenny's awesome cookbooks!


Cinnamon Raisin Coconut Cookies (Gluten Free)



It feels so good to be back in my kitchen again! I have missed it so much. Since the Cassandra and Helen were born one year ago, I haven't had much time for anything, really... let alone cooking! Which means our diet hasn't been perfect or even anywhere near perfect. Really, we've been in survival mode. So, it feels SO good to be cooking and baking again and I'm very excited to share this recipe with you!


I've made these cookies several times for different essential oils classes I've hosted at my house. (Yes, I'm totally diving head first into oils. I've become one of "those" people...) 

These cookies are so delicious! You can add chocolate chips, or just enjoy them like this. The inspiration for this recipe came a favorite cookbook of mine, Cooking with Coconut Oil: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Recipes for Good Living (the same one these awesome coconut flour pancakes are from!)

Give this recipe a try! I know you'll love them. Unlike a lot of recipes that use coconut flour these cookies are actually nice and moist because of the addition of the coconut cream concentrate. So good!

You Will Need:


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit

2. In a large bowl combine coconut flour, arrowroot flour, sea salt, baking powder, and baking soda. (And dried cinnamon if using) Stir throughly.

2. In a medium bowl combine melted coconut oil and coconut cream concentrate. Add honey, eggs, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar and cinnamon essential oils (if using). Mix thoroughly.

3. Slowly add wet ingredients to dried and mix thoroughly. Add raisins and stir.

4. Drop by two tablespoons full onto a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown on top. Allow to cool thoroughly before serving. Enjoy!



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The Basque Book: A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito



The newest cookbook to join my beloved kitchen collection is The Basque Book: A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito. There was really no way I wasn't going to love this new cookbook. I've been enamored and in love with the Basque culture since I visited that area between Spain and France back in my teens. Their country is absolutely beautiful, their culture is rich, their history is tragic and fascinating, and their food is simple but amazing. 

When I discovered Mark Kurlansky's The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation I knew I would forever be in love with this group of people, as well as have a lifelong dream to travel the entirety of the Camino de Santiago. I had the pleasure of hiking a section of it when I visited that corner of the world and it was some of the most beautiful country I've ever seen. Someday I'll be back...

Needless to say, when I saw that the owners of one of Anthony Bourdain's favorite New York restaurants - the Basque-inspired Txikito -were publishing a cookbook, I had to check it out. 

The cookbook has definitely not disappointed. I would treasure it if only for the pictures of this beautiful country and food! The recipes take simple ingredients, and bring out more flavor than ever imaginable. It's definitely a welcome addition to my cookbook collection!

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. This post may contain affiliate links.