I thought it'd be lovely to start a new series on this little virtual bubble of mine where I would share my current and not-so-current reading selections and the craft project or recipe that I made and tried from them. :)
To kick off this series, enter The Forest Feast. I purchased the book several months ago. Admittedly, I have never heard of the blog until I came across pictures of the cookbook that flooded my Instagram feed. At first, I was attracted to the visual imagery: beautiful watercolored recipes and typography. Then I saw snippets of the cookbook recipes and fell in love with the four-to-five-at-most-ingredients recipes. Not only that, the recipes were vegetarian which was especially convenient since I have recently begun implementing a Meatless Dinner Night once a week in our household. So the cookbook was literally a treasure trove of ideas for that.
I was meaning to make this Asparagus Tart from the book but the night I was supposed to make it, I realized I did not have asparagus on hand so I used plump tomato slices instead. The layers of Brie cheese, pesto, and tomatoes made it seem like eating a healthy pizza!
On another night, I made the Accordion Zucchini. So easy to make and yet it wowed my husband on how fresh and tasty it was.
Baked but still juicy zucchini with paper-thin garlic slices and a generous sprinkling of Parmesan cheese
The book is filled with 100 simple vegetarian recipes and is divided into categories: Appetizers, Cocktails, Salads, Vegetable Dishes, and Sweets. Soon enough, I shall make the Garlic Knots, Strawberry Salsa, Polka Dot Foccacia, Eggplant Tacos, Corn & Caulifower Tacos, and (hopefully) the Challah. And with the beautiful layout, I don't think I'll ever get tired referring to this cookbook again and again and again. It is, after, a feast for the eyes as well.