Feeding a Family: A Real-Life Plan for Making Dinner Work
40 occasional suppers, 100 plans, and heaps of tips and systems to make weeknight meals work
Recover the family supper! In Feeding a Family, nutritionist and mother Sarah Waldman spreads out all the devices you have to break out of the supper time groove and transform supper into a healthfully satisfying and cheerful event—in spite of occupied calendars, long work days, and fussy eaters. Through forty complete suppers, you'll find generous meals the entire family will adore, including:
· A dinner for spending the best summer garden produce: Make-ahead Zucchini, Beef, and Haloumi Cheese Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce combined with Tomato, Peach, and Red Onion Panzanella and Lemon-Blackberry Custard
· A comfortable and consoling supper for an excited fall day: Creamy Tomato and Spinach Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons and Pear Pie in Cornmeal Crust
· The ideal feast for the busiest night of the week: Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken with Sweet Peas and Lemon-Pecan Shortbread Cookies
· A warming (and fun) winter feast: One-pot Slurpee Noodle Bowls with straightforward Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Date Truffles for dessert
· Sunday dinners for when you have more an ideal opportunity to play in the kitchen, for example, Homemade Pasta with Heirloom Tomato Sauce and Pavlova with Blueberries
With proposals for remembering more seasoned children for supper time prep, tips for taking care of infant, and thoughts for broadening elements for "tomorrow's supper," Feeding a Family is a playbook that incorporates the entire family.
About the Author
Sarah Waldman fell in love with food while playing “cooking show” with her little sister in the 1980s. Decades later, she followed that passion to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to study the connections between food and personal wellness. Now Sarah spends her time being a mother, food writer, and recipe developer. As a health-focused home cook, she develops and offers recipes for simple, whole-food meals appropriate for every member of the family. Her work has been featured in Fine Cooking, Shape, Edible Vineyard, Food52, and The Coastal Table. Sarah lives on Martha’s Vineyard with her husband and two boys. On her blog (SarahWaldman.com) she shares healthy, seasonal recipes that celebrate a family-focused life.
Elizabeth Cecil is a professional photographer. Whether she is shooting food, lifestyle, or travel, her work is inspired by light, color, and her natural surroundings. Elizabeth aims to capture visual authenticity and poetry in everything she photographs. Her work has appeared in Bon Appetit, Saveur, Coastal Living, and the Wall Street Journal. She is a contributing photographer and the founding photo editor of Edible Vineyard. When she’s not making pictures, you can find her out catching waves with her husband or in the kitchen baking a pie. Elizabeth lives on the island of Martha’s Vineard except when she boards the ferry or hops on a plane to travel for work.
I enjoy the variety of these recipes. The book is focused on the family, which is why I bought this for a friend. After looking at the recipes and trying a couple out before I gifted it. I realized I needed my own copy too. I am gluten free, and I appreciate how many of the recipes are naturally whole foods and those that use wheat seem easy to adjust. I adore the recipes, they do not take all evening to make which is also very important to me. I highly recommend.-Janae Easton
I use this cookbook at least twice a week and our family favorites have been established! Recently this includes the pizza and the noodle bowls. I love that the recipes can be adapted to kids and babies as well. After making two of three of her dishes, I trust that Sarah’s taste is the same as mine! Beautiful photography as well. I can’t tecommend it enough and bought one for my sister and another for my brother and sister in law!-Kate
I've got a meat and greasy food loving husband, yet when I make Sarah's meals for him, he ALWAYS loves them! Sarah has had such an impact on how I feed my family because I've gotten so many great recipes and tips from her blog over the years. So naturally I jumped for this book as soon as it came out! It's a practical, delicious, yet fun cookbook and gave me new ideas for wholesome, healthy meals that aren't compromised in flavor. I think her book is so well-rounded because she has vegan options, vegetarian options, meat lover meals, healthy dessert options, yet she's not afraid to INDULGE too. Which to me, is a more realistic approach to food. Moderation, freedom, having FUN with food (not being afraid of the "bad" stuff), but also valuing food for it's nutrition too. -Jilliaton