Monday, June 1, 2009

RFD cookbook & Kobie gnaws on dead trees

I'm done trying out recipes from the Real Food Daily Cookbook and they were all fantastic, so I bought the book. If you haven't tried any recipes from this book yet, just do it. Either via the library or Amazon's "look inside" feature. If you try some recipes, I'm sure you'll love them and buy the book. And these recipes are simple and fast.

Asparagus and Cilantro soup. Really good. Save some uncooked asparagus to throw into the pot each day when you heat it up so you can have 2 different textures. mmmm.... green logs of asparagus swimming in a tasty asparagus swamp.

Salisbury Seitan and Golden Gravy. I can't wait to have this again. I put in way less oil than called for in the gravy and it was still really great.

This was taken early in May. Once every week or so, we make up a platter of summer fruits and mow through them. This one had pineapple, apple, pear, kiwi (sour), strawberries, banana and mango.

One of Kobie's many reasons to go into the cat cage is so he can celebrate his pica. This is one of the fallen trees that we tied up to the posts in the cat cage. Kobie thinks it's almost as tasty as the dirt he eats. Kobie mostly spits out the bark. I've also seen Tubs chewing at the bark and spitting it out really violently - like how did this get in my mouth, ugh!


jd said...

That fruit platter looks like it was fantastic!

And I love that your dog has pica - how cute! I've only heard of pregnant women getting it... LOL!

Lily Girl said...

Thanks for the review, I've been contemplating that cook book.

I think our cat Jewel has a bit of pica - we have to remind her on a regular basis that she is, in fact, not a goat...

Tara said...

I love the photos of Kobie, and that fruit platter looks so fresh and scrumptious!
I'll check out the cookbook, because anything you recommend must be good!

For the Love of Guava said...

HAHA... Dub has all these toys but only gets REALLY excited about the sticks he finds in the yard. Sometimes we literally have to send him inside because he's obsessed with licking a spot of dirt... weirdo! :) Good thing they're so cutE!

wingraclaire said...

I've never heard of RFD!

Dogs are certainly interesting creatures! He looks like he's saying, "Ugh! This is terrible! Give me some more!"

Jeni Treehugger said...

Bless Kobie, maybe him and Tubs were trying to clean their teeth??
I've heard great things about Salisbury Seitan and yours looks AWESOME! Nice looking Soup too.
And I should really spend more time looking at photos of fresh Fruit because that picture made my mouth water!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the book review! I've alread heard so many good things about that cookbook.