I have been following the blog Yummy Supper for a long time and have always been inspired by Erin Scott’s writing, pictures and her genuine kindness. Erin’s vibrant recipes and photographs are now also available in print, in her gorgeous first book ‘Yummy Supper‘. I’m excited to be able to share a recipe from this book and to give one copy away!
With the existing gluten paranoia, you would almost forget that there are people who truly can’t tolerate them because of a disease or intolerance. Erin is one of those people and after her celiac disease diagnose years ago, she quickly turned her initial panic (“what could we eat?”) into a new inspiring lifestyle. To put it in Erin’s own words: “I am determined that our meals be damned good”. A lifestyle filled with satisfying dishes, new ingredients and techniques, innovative flavor combinations and an organic garden in the middle of it all. Her blog is filled with those elements and luckily; the same is true for the Yummy Supper book.
I just couldn’t stop browsing after I received my copy of this book in the mail. And after reading Erin’s stories and recipes, I was sold. I love how she is able to translate her love for food and joy for cooking in words and photographs.
Erin is honest, gives helpful cooking tips and truly inspires to cook and eat intentionally. She has traveled a lot and the influence of exotic places like Bali (black rice pudding with coconut) and Australia (almond tea cakes) is notable. The same is true for her hometown Berkeley, with neighbors like Alice Waters and Michael Pollan. You can feel that free spirited Californian lifestyle with its vibrant and fresh ingredients shining through the pages.
If you weren’t a fan of Erin’s recipes yet, you will certainly be after reading and cooking from this book. Her recipes are very doable and clearly explained, but also have unusual twists and creative combinations. And most importantly: they are indeed very ‘yummy’. I already tried several dishes from this book and they were all a complete success. I loved the peach and rose water lassi with pistachio nuts. And the baked eggs on a bed of cherry tomatoes were another winner. On my list are definitely the ruby red grapefruit fizz, the Parmesan polenta with garlicky rapini and black olives, and the oysters with mignonette granita (love that idea!).
Erin gave me permission to share one of my favorites from her book. I chose the peach lassi, because it’s both simple and original and tastes fresh and creamy at the same time. Scroll down for the full recipe, but first:
I’m giving away a copy of this Yummy Supper book to 1 lucky TLT reader!
To enter, just leave a comment to this post. For extra chances to win, like this post on Facebook or tweet about this giveaway (make sure to include @TLTLittleThings). Winner will be randomly selected. Contest ends at Friday August 15 (1 PM, CST) and is only available for people from the United States.
Update: Congratulations to Rebecca P.! You are the winner of the Yummy Supper cookbook.
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