The CSA Cookbook: No-Waste Recipes for Cooking Your Way Through a Community Supported Agriculture Box, Farmers’ Market, or Backyard Bounty


Growing unique and new veggies is sometimes the same as opening up the latest box from your local CSA (community sponsored agriculture) – you have all this new fresh stuff and can’t figure out what to do with it. And while the author, Lindy Ly, doesn’t go into too crazy of vegetable territory here, she does make use of the unique tasting and most often disposable parts of foods we take in every day into our kitchens: tomato leaves and stems; pepper leaves; fennel fronds; radish seed pods and leaves; sweet potato leaves; herb blossoms; nasturtium pods. And more.

For the full review of this garden cookbook, read it on Cultivate to Plate - The CSA Cookbook. Enjoy! 


+Renee Shelton
Twitter: @121degreesC

Daily Greens 4-Day Cleanse by Shauna Martin


In her preface, Martin painfully details all the instances where her cancer may have originated - and that should be a wake up call for all readers. Pesticides and toxins are everywhere, from overly processed and packaged foods to make life easy, to the simple sprays gardeners use to give their vegetables an invisible shield from insects and pests. She gained insight from her research into cancer and also studying Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Cancer series.


Read the full cookbook review on the Cookbook Papers: Daily Greens 4-Day Cleanse: Jump Start Your Health, Reset Your Energy, and Look and Feel Better Than Ever.



+Renee Shelton
Twitter: @121degreesC

The Geeky Chef Cookbook by Cassandra Reeder



New on the Cookbook Papers: The Geeky Chef Cookbook by Cassandra Reeder, "The Geeky Chef." More than simply recreating a recipe from the typical influences, Reeder delves into the character (or book or game) and really creates something unique. My favorite was her salmon and pumpkin dish from The Legend of Zelda.

Read the full review on the Cookbook Papers: The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real Live Recipes From Your Favorite Fantasy Foods.



+Renee Shelton
Twitter: @121degreesC