Validating my cookbook collection, one damn recipe at at a time

Author: danaderuyck

29: Moroccan Chicken Salad with Couscous — The Chez Piggy Cookbook

29: Moroccan Chicken Salad with Couscous — The Chez Piggy Cookbook

TODAY IS A DAY WHERE I YELL ABOUT SALT. PREPARE THYSELF. *grumble grumble grumble* The Assignment: Moroccan Chicken Salad with Couscous from The Chez Piggy Cookbook: Recipes from the Celebrate Restaurant and Bakery by Rose Richardson and Zal Yanovsky I’m pretty sure I’ve had this […]

28: Chocolate Mousse (Mousseline au Chocolat) — Mastering the Art of French Cooking

28: Chocolate Mousse (Mousseline au Chocolat) — Mastering the Art of French Cooking

It had to happen. I’d been putting it off for too long. Not because I was avoiding it. But let’s be real — you don’t START a cookbook project with Julia Child. You don’t throw Julia Child haphazardly into the middle. Heck, I’d been intending […]

27: Broccoli and Anchovy Bagna Cauda with Parmesan — Tyler Florence Fresh

27: Broccoli and Anchovy Bagna Cauda with Parmesan — Tyler Florence Fresh

I forgot the Parmesan. Let’s just get that out of the way off the bat. This week, after last week’s sushi adventures and cake baking and recreational queso dip, I needed a low-key week. Which is why I was totally dismayed that this book was […]

26: Rolled Sushi (Futomaki) — Washoku

26: Rolled Sushi (Futomaki) — Washoku

I have been putting off cracking into this book for so long. It won’t take long to discover why. We’re gonna dive right into this… The Assignment: Rolled Sushi (Futomaki) from Washoku: Recipes from the Japanese Home Kitchen by Elizabeth Andoh “Recipes from the Japanese […]

25: Sticky Toffee Whole-Wheat Date Cake — Everything I Want to Eat

25: Sticky Toffee Whole-Wheat Date Cake — Everything I Want to Eat

YES THAT’S RIGHT I’M RIGHT BACK ONTO CAKE. But, like, there’s whole wheat flour and fruit in it, so… healthy?(No. Not healthy.) This wasn’t the book I was planning on cooking from this week, but because it was a big week for Game of Thrones, […]

24: Mom’s Guju Chili — The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook

24: Mom’s Guju Chili — The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook

Ebb and flow. Death and rebirth. Expand and contract. Eat a bunch of cake and start craving healthy food again. It’s the circle of life, baby. After gorging myself for the last few weeks on butter and sugar, I was scouring my books for something […]

23: Modern Lemon Cakes — A Feast of Ice & Fire

23: Modern Lemon Cakes — A Feast of Ice & Fire

It may be mid-April, but WINTER IS HERE. *insert a million Game of Thrones GIFs* A girl loves to eat on theme, and I’ve been planning to make this very recipe on this very week basically since I started this project. Because the final season […]

22: French Gnocchi with Watercress Sauce — Girl in the Kitchen

22: French Gnocchi with Watercress Sauce — Girl in the Kitchen

I thought, for a very long time, that I was cursed when it came to gnocchi. The first time I tried making it, it was a disaster (in fairness, because I didn’t follow the instructions). The second time, the gnocchi turned out alright… but my […]

OFF WEEK: Sorry, Gone Baking!

OFF WEEK: Sorry, Gone Baking!

This weekend, I was baking a cake and forty-something mini pies for a theatre event. So I gave myself the week off cooking more new recipes. Behold, I made a gluten-free, vegan birthday cake! And it was totally cute and more importantly delicious! It makes […]

Just Because: Greek-Marinated Chicken, Butternut Squash, Grape, Red Wine-Oregano Vinaigrette — The Lemonade Cookbook

Just Because: Greek-Marinated Chicken, Butternut Squash, Grape, Red Wine-Oregano Vinaigrette — The Lemonade Cookbook

When you feel resistance setting in, sometimes the only way to avoid doing nothing is to do ANYTHING. I’d hit a bit of a wall. I’m in the home stretch, in the last 1/3rd of my list of 30 books. And I looked at the […]