Tuesday, June 7, 2011
|Corey's Creamilicious Corn Chowder|
Also, instead of doing the "white bread" thing, which frankly is a tad bit staid and boring ;), I've decided that the cookbook will encompass cuisines from all over the world, to make cooking not only healthy, but also more of an exciting adventure as well.
|Coconut Sticky Black Rice|
Pudding with Poached Asian Pears
I don't know about you, but since we all lead busy lives, I'd rather just open up a cookbook and start cooking. When it comes to cookbooks in general, I know I'm probably never going to read those extensive forwards or long stories about how people got interested in cooking, etc. (If they were made into separate books, maybe I'd reconsider, but I don't think that's what a cookbook should really be about.) And many of you told me the same exact thing. See, I listen to what you have to say, as I want this cookbook to be truly useful to you.
Most of you have limited time to cook, so I've also taken that into consideration as well. There are a lot of easy-to-make recipes as well as what I like to call "weekend project" recipes for those of you who just want to cook as a fun weekend activity to do either by yourself, or with friends &/or family.
When it comes to cookbook writing, I'm about about skipping past the fluff and giving people detailed but useful information that helps them in the kitchen and maximizes their chance of recipe success. :) Anything on top of that is clutter, er, I mean extra material. ;) If it doesn't contribute to helping you make a recipe, or help you gauge the best foods for your training, then why put it in a cookbook? That's just my cookbook writing philosophy. As you can see, it's a very practical outlook, one that helps you to get where you're going, quite literally. :)
|Rosemary-Kalamata Olive Bread|
|Spicy Turkey Burgers with Roasted Red |
Pepper Salsa & Sweet Pickle Relish
In the meanwhile, you're welcome to check out (or follow!) my recipe blog, Cooking with Corey, which has many examples of the types of recipes that'll be in the cookbook. That way, you can get a mini preview, if you will. Please note that there will be several recipes that will only be available in the cookbook. Also, not all recipes from the blog will appear in the cookbook, only the ones that I think will be most advantageous or interesting to endurance athletes.
You can browse the blog's recipes by dish type or cuisine category by clicking on any of the alphabetized entries in the tag cloud, or by expanding the blog archive and viewing the recipes in numerical order. Or, use the search bar to search for a particular recipe.
|Insalata Caprese con Finocchio e Olive|
(Capresian Salad with Fennel & Olives)
I hope that you will enjoy making the recipes on the blog. If you do make any of the recipes, please let me know how they turned out for you by leaving a comment on the blog, or by tweeting your replies to me. Your constructive feedback is always welcome.
|Oven-Baked Kale Chips, |
Six Different Ways
So, hang in there. I've got several ideas for running-related articles to post. And when I can find the time to post them, I will certainly do so. :)
Thanks for your patience and for continuing to follow this blog.
P.S. Below are some more sample recipes from the blog/cookbook. Click on any of the photos to go to the corresponding recipe(s), and also to see a larger photo of the dish. :)
|Salmon Tikka Masala|
|Pumpkin Pancakes with Strawberry |
|Greek Chicken Made with Feta, |
Olives, Oregano, & Roasted
|Spaghetti alla Puttanesca|
with Fresh Greens
|Pollo alla Milanese con Salsa |
Cremoso di Primavera
(Milanese-Style Chicken in a
Creamy, Springtime Sauce
|Homemade Apricot-Nut Energy Bars|
|Zesty Zaatar Chicken|