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The Soul of California: Cooking for the Holidays

The Soul of California: Cooking for the Holidays

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The Soul of California: Cooking for the Holidays

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49 pagine
31 minuti
Pubblicato:
Jan 6, 2013
ISBN:
9781301704439
Formato:
Libro

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This collection of soulful California cuisine recipes incorporates the casual lifestyle of the West Coast with the deep roots of the South, nearby Mexican traditions and delicious Asian influences. Organized by menus, the cook can mix and match the recipes to impress his or her family and friends.

The menus focus on the winter holidays -- Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day and Superbowl Sunday.

The Menus:
Thanksgiving & Christmas
Smoke Your Holiday Turkey
Cheating Gravy
Super Healthy Mashed Potatoes
Healthy Sweet Potatoes
Fresh Fruit Salad
Ruth’s Apple Pie Cake
Spicy Bread Pudding
Spiced Nuts

New Year’s Day
Pork Loin with Orange Sauce
Chicken Thighs with Apricot Pineapple Sauce
California Style Black-eyed Peas
Savory Brown Rice
Roasted Vegetables
Swiss Chard with Bacon
Ruth’s Sweet Potato Pie

Super Bowl Sunday
Baked Nachos
Homemade Guacamole
Baked Ribs with Brown Sugar Beans
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Macaroni ’n Cheese
Sautéed Baby Bok Choy and Swiss Chard
Potato Salad
Green Pea Salad With Cheese and Ranch Dressing
Almond Butter Cookies
Cheatin’ Cookies - Red Velvet

There's something for everyone, from the simplest to more complex recipes -- or what looks complex to those not privy to these delicious recipes.

Pubblicato:
Jan 6, 2013
ISBN:
9781301704439
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

Ruth de Jauregui's latest book, published here on Smashwords, is the crime meets urban fantasy, "Bitter." Her other Smashwords titles include "50 Fabulous Tomatoes for Your Garden" and "The Soul of California - Cooking for the Holidays". She is also the author of "Ghost Towns" and "100 Medical Milestones That Shaped World History."A graphic artist and writer for more than 30 years, Ruth maintains several blogs and is currently working on a second Bitter novel. She has several associate degrees and has been contemplating returning to college for her Bachelor of Arts in visual communications.Ruth has written numerous how-to and informative articles for a variety of websites, including SFGate, AZCentral, TheNest, PawNation, TheDailyPuppy, Mom.me and eHow.Ruth always has a project or two around the house, whether it's installing that white picket fence that she bought on Craigslist, planting yet another fruit tree or renovating her vintage trailer.Besides writing, Ruth has a little website, Alien Star Books [dot] com, that features Science Fiction and Fantasy books for Teens and Young Adults of Color. It features protagonists of color, but there's room for all since it's all about inclusion, not exclusion. The intention is to include teens of Color, including her own teens, in the fantastic world of science fiction and fantasy.

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The Soul of California

Cooking for the Holidays

Ruth de Jauregui

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Introduction

Menus

Thanksgiving & Christmas

Smoke Your Holiday Turkey

Cheating Gravy

Super Healthy Mashed Potatoes

Healthy Sweet Potatoes

Fresh Fruit Salad

Ruth’s Apple Pie Cake

Spicy Bread Pudding

Spiced Nuts

New Year’s Day

Pork Loin with Orange Sauce

Chicken Thighs with Apricot Pineapple Sauce

California Style Black-eyed Peas

Savory Brown Rice

Roasted Vegetables

Swiss Chard with Bacon

Ruth’s Sweet Potato Pie

Super Bowl Sunday

Baked Nachos

Homemade Guacamole

Baked Ribs with Brown Sugar Beans

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Macaroni ’n Cheese

Sautéed Baby Bok Choy and Swiss Chard

Potato Salad

Green Pea Salad With Cheese and Ranch Dressing

Almond Butter Cookies

Cheatin’ Cookies - Red Velvet

End Notes

Introduction

It’s always hard to toot your own horn, but I’m a pretty darn good cook.

However, to give credit where credit is due, I owe it all to my Mom, who really is the BEST cook I know! If you don’t believe me, just ask my Dad, or all the people she’s cooked for through the years as a wife, mother, head cook and food service manager. Yeah, she’s that good!

Anyway, as the head of a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-racial family, I’ve learned to cook a lot of different dishes. Being a California kid, born and raised, I’m not content with anything too bland or filled with fat and salt. I admit that I’m spoiled. I’m accustomed to a variety of fresh ingredients, readily available at the local grocery store or in my backyard garden.

On the flip side of that coin, I was a commuter for most of my brick-and-mortar working days, so there were times that I really, really needed to take some shortcuts. Thus, there are times I do use canned goods or pre-packaged items. There’s nothing wrong with that – in moderation!

As I raised my children, cooking the foods that we enjoy and learning new recipes, I started adding my own

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