This latest plant-based cookbook was recommended to me, so I was excited to dig in.
Maybe it’s because this is my second year gardening … and I’ll admit to being very amateur at best. We’ve planted a variety of veggies, and even made an attempt at vertical growing.
Gardening and cooking go hand in hand. The more in tune you are with the food you eat, the more you’ll want to grow your own. Enter August’s cookbook:
Seed to Table: A Seasonal Guide to Organically Growing, Cooking, and Preserving Food at Home by Luay Ghafari
He describes it:
“Is this a cookbook? Or is it a gardening book? Well, It’s both. When conceptualizing this book, I simply couldn’t divorce the act of cooking the food from the act of growing it. I wrote this book in a way that encourages you to think about the entire life cycle, from seed to plant to table.”
And that, my friends, is how I currently witness my own plant-based journey.
Plant-based, whole-food living is a journey, not a destination. You can’t “be” plant-based because it isn’t something you can be.
Instead, it’s about making the best choice at any given moment, any day of the week.
Seed to Table has sections dedicated to every aspect. Like cool-weather and warm-weather crop guides. Garden planning and the importance of flowers in an edible garden. (Yes, please!) Growing in containers, growing vertically, growing in gutters, and growing in raised beds. And, of course, a host of garden-to-table recipes.
I have a very large tomatillo plant producing hundreds of fresh tomatillos. I have the Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde recipe marked and ready to go.
No matter where you are on your plant-based journey, I recommend adding Seed to Table to your cookbook collection for inspiration. You’re gonna love it!
About the GorgeousWellth Cookbook Club
Each month, I select a cookbook for the month and use it as inspiration for dinner at least once a week. Each month, I’ll choose a favorite I’m working with, and share a thing or two I learn.
Wanna play along? I’m keeping this pretty informal – I just want to inspire you to pick up a great cookbook and start cooking, too. Hopefully, you can get a lot of these from your local library. If not, you might be able to pick them up gently used through Amazon. Or if you choose to use them for your inspiration as much as I do, maybe it’s time to invest in these and have them ready and waiting on your shelf.
I won’t be sharing the recipes, but I will share some of the results. Let me know if you try any of these, and let me know what you think. Be sure to tag me on IG @loriosterberg or use #GorgeousWellth Follow along as I’ll be adding new cookbooks each month!
Happy plant-based cooking!