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Melissa's Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce: A Guide to Easy-to-Make Dishes with Fresh Organic Fruits and Vegetables by Cathy Thomas, includes articles and recipes like Mango; Curried Turkey and Melon Salad; Garden Enchiladas; and Tabbouleh with Edamame and Kumquats.

Cookbook

 

Melissa's Everyday Cooking
with Organic Produce:
A Guide to Easy-to-Make Dishes
with Fresh Organic Fruits and Vegetables

by Cathy Thomas

 

The organic movement shows no signs of slowing—with sales of organic fruits and vegetables growing an average of 20 percent each year. With hundreds of farmer's markets cropping up in cities and towns across the United States, and organic foods becoming more and more widely available, today's home cook needs an accessible reference for shopping and cooking organic. Melissa's World Variety Produce is the nation's leading distributor of specialty fruits and vegetables and their products have been certified organic for over 10 years. In Melissa's Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce: A Guide to Easy-to-Make Dishes with Fresh Organic Fruits and Vegetables, Cathy Thomas and the team from Melissa's compile vital information on fresh, seasonal organic produce with the best recipes for getting the most out of your organic finds.

This inspiring resource is packed with more than 400 recipes with quick-prep instructions and deliciously easy variations, accompanied by gorgeous full-color photos throughout, making it a must-have reference for anyone who wants to incorporate organic produce into flavorful everyday meals.

Unlike their first book, Melissa's Great Book of Produce, which covered a plethora of more unusual fruits and vegetables, Melissa's Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce covers 56 of the most commonly available organic fruits and vegetables—from apple to turnip and everything in between—arranged alphabetically for quick reference. Each fruit and vegetable includes an overview, with suggestions on what to look for when shopping; tips on buying and storing produce; listings of the most commonly available varieties; serving suggestions; and complete nutritional information.

Each entry also includes four fast serving suggestions in addition to four easy-to-prepare recipes. For instance, the entry for "Beans" includes a recipe for Middle Eastern-inspired Tabbouleh with Edamame and Kumquats as well as a new-take on the traditional Light-Style Green Bean Casserole. Other gems include the earthy-sweet Pasta with Butternut Squash, Fingerlings, and Lima Beans; Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Cherry Relish; and even an organic version of that ubiquitous supermarket fig cookie—Whole Wheat Fig Bars.

In addition to the numerous mouth-watering recipes, inside Melissa's Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce you'll also find:

  • A complete seasonal availability chart, so you'll never have to guess when your favorite fruit or veggie is at its peak
  • Organic "Best Buys" sidebar, listing the most competitively priced and widely available organic fruits and vegetables
  • Meatless options for the vegetarian kitchen are offered throughout, with tofu-based recipes indexed in the back of the book
  • "Cook's Notes" that help make every recipe a success
 
About the Authors

Melissa's World Variety Produce is the nation's leading distributor of specialty organic fruits and vegetables and the professional chef's go-to source for new and unusual produce. Visit the website at www.melissas.com.

Cathy Thomas is a food writer for the Orange County Register and a nationally syndicated columnist who has been named "best food columnist" by the Association of Food Journalists. She is also the author of Melissa's Great Book of Produce.

 
  • Melissa's Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce: A Guide to Easy-to-Make Dishes with Fresh Organic Fruits and Vegetables
  • by Cathy Thomas
  • Wiley 2010
  • Hardcover; 336 pages; $29.95
  • ISBN-10: 0470371056
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-470-37105-3
  • Information provided by the publisher.

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