Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Recipe testing for a new cookbook

Earlier this month I was selected to test recipes for a new cookbook from Steamy Kitchen blogger Jaden Hair. The cookbook is all about healthy, simple Asian recipes, which is a bit of a diversion from my usual style of cooking.

It's been an awesome opportunity to be a part of this behind the scenes process (well, that makes it sound a bit more glamourous than it is, but ok!). I've even had some dreams about it... like meeting Jaden, and shopping for mangoes. One of the challenges of food blogging for me is writing recipes that are easy to follow--so following someone else's recipes as closely as possible has been a valuable experience for me as a writer.

Understandably, I can't share the recipes with you (for that, you'll have to get the book!), but here's some food porn (food porn-y because of Jaden's delicious recipes, certainly not my photography "skills") for you (click on photos to enlarge):

Scallion dipping sauce
Edamame noodle salad
Carrots w/ sesame & ponzu

Crispy rice patties

Mom's pow-pow sauce

A combination for lunch!

Healing chicken ginger soup

Roasted squash

Carrot ginger juice (& pulp)
Roasted chestnuts
Eggs w/ pow-pow sauce

Mango brulee

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