Salad for President

I love browsing cookbooks so when Salad for President, came out I was ecstatic. This cookbook is full of recipes, interviews and contributions from creative artists / chefs / writers / musicians.

 

This book is the perfect hostess present (coffee table book?)

This book is the perfect hostess present (coffee table book?)

Flipping through the book, I want to make everything. Check out this beauty of a recipe!

Flipping through the book, I want to make everything. Check out this beauty of a recipe!

This looks like heaven!

This looks like heaven!

My type of dinner party, and my type of recipe! WIN WIN!

My type of dinner party, and my type of recipe! WIN WIN!

Forever a fan of Alice Waters.

Forever a fan of Alice Waters.

I am going to grill this weekend (correction, Ken the husband will grill -- and this will be the recipe I give to him to make!)

I am going to grill this weekend (correction, Ken the husband will grill — and this will be the recipe I give to him!)

Always on the search for the best gazpacho recipe, so I can't wait to make this!

Always on the search for the best gazpacho, so I can’t wait to make this!

Description of this unique and inventive art / cookbook.

Description of this unique and inventive art / cookbook.

 

To read more reviews of the book, go here and here and here. To buy the book, go here. Happy weekend, happy Memorial Day, happy SUMMER HERE WE COME (perfect for salads).

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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Cookbooks – Summer 2016

Everything about my biffle‘s house is blog worthy. It is like walking into a perfectly curated store that carries only the best of the best. Literally, every nook and cranny could be photographed and written about as her taste and style is impeccable (I will take one of each, please). She is also a phenomenal cook who meal plans for her family with healthy, simple, and varied recipes. Here are her top cookbooks of Summer 2016. And perhaps if we have the same cookbooks, then we have the same dinners?

 

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Thai Cabbage Slaw

The perfect crunch, taste, and salad. I can't wait to try more of Mark Bittman's concoctions.

My obsession with Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Matrix Cookbook continues. I can’t speak highly enough about it and EVERYONE must get it for their kitchen STAT. It makes meal-planning easy, and spices up our family dinner repertoire. My most recent find (there seems to be a new one every week!) is the thai cabbage slaw — DELISH what what!!!

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Spiralizer

I shelled out the big dough and bought another kitchen gadget; and I couldn’t be happier. YUP, a spiralizer. What is a spiralizer (good question, kinda sounds like a pencil sharpener)? It is a device that transforms vegetables into “angel-hair” strands as well as spiral cuts, shoestrings and ribbon “noodles” — amazing, right?

 

Spiralizer! Even the name sounds spunky and happy! SPIRALIZE!

Spiralizer! Even the name sounds spunky and happy! SPIRALIZE!

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Short Stack Cookbooks

One of my besties is someone whose style and taste is impeccable. Everything she wears, owns, makes, likes and buys is top quality and perfect. She offers great outfit advice, gift options, and decor styling. This is in addition to being the most loyal, fun, funny, beautiful and loving friend. I am lucky to have her in my life. I am also incredibly lucky that she gifted me these hip and up-and-coming short stack cookbooks. Check them out!

 

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short stack

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