With Organically Raised Conscious Cooking for Babies and Toddlers, author Anni Daulter offered families some fresh and organic ways to feed your youngest tots. Then she made hot days more fun and tasty with Ice Pop Joy. Now Daulter's tackled the hardest task of all - feeding the whole family on a daily basis with her new book The Organic Family Cookbook. Inhabitots.com
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-09-19
- Reviewer: Staff
As she did in Ice Pop Joy—making popsicles with kale, mascarpone and other atypical ingredients—Daulter concocts some surprisingly kid-friendly treats in this beautifully crafted guide to organic family living. The recipes for every meal, snacks and desserts, and tips for involving kids in organic gardening (“potted parties,” school gardens), food preparation (family cooking days), conservation (repurposing, composting) and community action (herbal tea stands; baking for the homeless), come directly from Daulter’s experience with her four children. Her creativity ranges far, from sneaking vegetables into homemade fruit leathers and mixing leftover sweet potato baby food into a savory flatbread to making a “stone soup” that grows into a feast with each guest’s addition to the pot. Daulter, who studied cooking at the Tassajara Zen Buddhist retreat in Carmel, Calif., takes a spare but deep approach to meals. For example, the addition of chia seeds, wheat germ, flax seeds or hemp seed powder transforms simple dishes into nutritional powerhouses, and the saying of blessings during preparation and at the table unites a family in gratitude. (Oct.)