[82] Fresh Applesauce

Cover of The Healthy Kitchen, by Andrew Weil and Rosie Daley

This is the only recipe from this cookbook I’d ever made before this challenge. I liked it.

I should say, for the record, that I like the photos in this book. There aren’t a lot of them, certainly most recipes do not have a photo associated, but the photos of Weil & Daley cooking and eating, or of random food are just great. There’s a lovely photo of kale in there; I think it’s growing in Weil’s backyard.

I’m saying all of this because, so far, we have disliked or been indifferent to more recipes in this book than we have liked. I occasionally think it’s time to eject the book from the challenge. I don’t think we’re going to yet, but it comes up often.… Continue reading →

[79] Seared Salmon with Orange Glaze

Cover of The Healthy Kitchen, by Andrew Weil and Rosie Daley

I generally love fish. I love everything about them, from watching them swim to knowing there’s some creepy fish out there to the way many of them taste.

Fish rule, basically. That’s what I’m saying. I’m also saying I wish I had the contents of my friend Claire’s freezer after she gets back from a trip to Alaska. Her husband and her father go out fishing. And, apparently, “fishing” isn’t code for “gettin’ away from the wimmin folk & drinkin’” the way so many of those trips are, but it actually means “fishing”, because she ends up with a big ol’ pile of halibut.

Halibut that her husband’s not a big fan of, because he disagrees with me on the “fish rule” thing. Oh well. Can’t win ’em all.… Continue reading →

[68] Pancakes

Cover of The Healthy Kitchen, by Andrew Weil and Rosie Daley

Pancakes. Bill and I love us some pancakes. By now, readers of this blog are probably fairly familiar with this.

Our “first recipe”:http://www.metacookbook.com/archives/6-1-Whole-Grain-Griddle-Cakes.html was pancakes. We didn’t even get 20 recipes in before “we did a second pancake recipe”:http://www.metacookbook.com/archives/38-19Everyday-Pancakes.html. Our first actual encounter with “a duplicate recipe (a.k.a. recipe #45) was pancakes.”:http://www.metacookbook.com/archives/87-Well,-was-it-a-new-recipe-or-not.html

So, yeah. We like to make pancakes on lazy weekend mornings. Somehow, I suspect we’re not the only Americans who eat homemade pancake recipes so often. Given the sheer number of Americans, I bet we’re not even the ones who have tried the most recipes in the shortest time. But we might get there. Or we might find our perfect recipe and forget trying any others.

That would certainly make this challenge harder.

So, here’s a recipe that’s about being healthy.… Continue reading →

[28] Toasted Grain Pilaf

Cover of The Healthy Kitchen, by Andrew Weil and Rosie Daley

I am considering giving this book the ol’ heave-ho. That seems a little unfair, because we’ve only made two recipes out of it for this challenge, and I think that brings my lifetime total to four. However, this recipe was also a bit of a loser, both in taste and in instructions, and I don’t want to waste our time on bad recipes.

We have, after all, more than 2,500 recipes to cook before we can ever buy a cookbook again. Even if we ditch this cookbook, we’re just under 2,500 recipes. Every recipe counts! At least from a book.

And given that MY amazon “kitchen things” wish list is ever-growing (“see here”:http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fregistry%2Fwishlist%2F323M65QOHI8VJ%3Fie%3DUTF8%26ref_%3Dcm_wl_rlist_go&tag=metaco-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957), mostly with cookbooks I can’t buy, I will ditch a bad cookbook in no time flat.… Continue reading →

The Healthy Kitchen by Andrew Weil, M.D., and Rosie Daley – DONATED

Cover of The Healthy Kitchen, by Andrew Weil and Rosie Daley

As occasionally happens, I had a very long entry typed up regarding this cookbook, and then accidentally managed to erase the whole damn thing. The worst part? I use Firefox, had the Lazarus add-on installed for just such an occasion, and was still unable to recover it. Good job, Lazarus.

Anyway, I’ll try to recover it from memory to the best of my ability, but these things always end up far shorter than the original. Some of you might even think this is no bad thing, but I’m bummed.

I first heard of “Dr. Weil”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Weil back in the days when I was a “Prevention Magazine”:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005NIOO?ie=UTF8&tag=metaco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00005NIOO subscriber. He often writes for them, or did back in the early 2000s (I still don’t know what to call that decade/this decade if you’re one of Bill’s or my more pedantic friends).… Continue reading →