Can’t stop cooking!

The agave nectar baking book is coming along well. I look forward to telling tales of cupcakes when I write my review. Meanwhile, since I received a gorgeous pie plate to review, clearly I’ll have to make a pie from the book!

Feeling somewhat inspired by the superfood cookbook, I tried adding several spoonfuls of pureed cooked pumpkin to my morning meusli, along with a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon and some agave nectar. Nothing like feeling almost as though you’ve had pumpkin pie for breakfast, knowing that you’ve just tricked yourself into adding a healthy vegetable to another meal. All healthy things should be so easy.

Speaking of healthy, this is so cool: Wellternatives is a frobby you can access to help you get nutrition info about dishes at restaurants, and healthier menu suggestions as alternatives. I played with it a bit and it seems genuinely useful.

And finally, not at all apropos of healthy things, here are some new reviews for you: while I wasn’t at all fond of Savannah Russe’s Under Darkness, I had a lot of fun with Jasmine Haynes’s Show and Tell!

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4 comments on “Can’t stop cooking!
  1. Deb Schiff says:

    Hi Heather,
    Are you writing a book on agave nectar? I’m also working on an agave nectar cookbook. Please check out my blog, Altered Plates, which is all about baking with it instead of sugar. I’d be interested in hearing what you think about it. Thanks!

  2. heather says:

    Hi! Actually, I’m reviewing Ania Catalano’s cookbook at the moment. I’ll definitely drop by your blog, hopefully later today!

  3. John says:

    Thanks for pointing out the wellternatives application — it really does give you helpful alternative menu recommendations!

  4. heather says:

    John: Yeah, I was kind of surprised at how well it seemed to work when I was playing with it.

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