Tuesday, 3 February 2009

The Conscious Cook

One of the books that I'm reading is The Conscious Cook. I've had this book for a while but have only had a bit of a skim through it. Not just a recipe book, (there are 51) there is also plenty of information to help you make more conscious and sustainable food choices. It's divided up into four parts:
  • Recipes
  • How what you eat affects you
  • How what you eat affects the world
  • What you can do about it

Some of the recipes that caught my eye were:

  • Kangaroo curry with roti
  • Lentil, potato and silverbeet curry
  • tofu with sesame
  • a recipe for paneer (a type of cheese - made with milk and lemon juice or vinegar)
  • broad beans with fetta
  • fried Turkish bread with guacamole

For starters I think I will try the tofu with sesame, as I already have the ingredients (except the tofu) We don't eat a lot of tofu, however one meal that we do eat when the weather is colder is: Tofu with spicy pork and mushroom sauce. I have served it successfully to people who have never eaten tofu before, they thought the tofu pieces were omelet and were quite surprised when I told them it was tofu.


  1. This sounds like a great book. I will have to hunt down a copy.

    Another great read is The Ethics of What We Eat by Peter Singer.

    But be warned it may turn you into a vegan :)

  2. I would pick out similar recipes. I had good luck with our first tofu recipe, my grown son didn't which is a shame.

    My uncle made a lemon cheese when I was a teenager, so I did a bit of research a few years ago to try to learn more about it. We ate it on bread and it was lovely.

    I love broad beans or fava beans.

    Turkish bread we love here. My favourite is burgers from the www.taste.com.au site.


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