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Book Giveaway: Salt Fat Acid Heat (hardcover)

CONTEST CLOSED! THANKS EVERYONE. REALLY FUN COMMENTS.

The Bastyr University Bookstore has agreed to giveaway this bestseller to one of our  subscribers !

saltfatacidSalt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat

Named one of the Best Books of 2017 by NPR, Buzzfeed, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Rachel Ray Every Day, San Francisco Chronicle, Vice Munchies, Elle.com, Glamour, Eater, Newsday, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Seattle Times, Tampa Bay Times, Tasting Table, Modern Farmer, Publishers Weekly, and more.

And we’re recommending it as a textbook for the Culinary Program at Bastyr!  The information is amazing, the DRAWINGS educational and delightful!

Here’s how to win  cooking school in a book:

1. Be a subscriber of Cookus Interruptus Not a subscriber yet? Type your email address in the subscribe box right up there on the upper right corner of the whole website.  I check and reject any winner that’s not one of our subscribers.

2. Be a friend on Cookus Interruptus facebook. Not our facebook friend? Easy. Go to the Cookus Facebook page and click the thumbs up “like”.

3.  What’s the best detail of cooking advice you were taught as a child? I would have to say shaking chicken parts in a paper bag with flour, salt and pepper to prepare for frying. I don’t think I have made fried chicken since then (I was 12) but I remember the tip!  Okay.  YOUR TURN.   Type your answer as a comment to this post.

4. Contest ends at 5 pm on February 15th. PLEASE check your email on February 16th. The junk mail folder and everything.  We’ve been having some trouble with lost emails to winners. The winners will be chosen by random.org. If you don’t respond to your “winner” email within 48 hours, we will choose a new winner (tough love…).

Book Giveaway: My Rice Bowl

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When visitors come to town, we tend to take them to some of our remarkable Seattle restaurants that feature ethnic cuisines. One of our favorites is Revel, which features Korean fusion food – think noodles, dumplings, pickles, pancakes, and barbecue. Chef Rachel Yang and her husband Seif Chirchi are the owners and orchestra-tors of Revel and three other equally popular restaurants.

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Book Giveaway: The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen

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Join us in celebrating (hooray!) this new edition of Rebecca Katz’s The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen.

Featuring science-based, nutrient-rich recipes that are designed to give patients a much-needed boost by stimulating appetite and addressing treatment side effects including fatigue, nausea, dehydration, mouth and throat soreness, tastebud changes, and weight loss. A step-by-step guide helps patients nutritionally prepare for all phases of treatment, and a full nutritional analysis accompanies each recipe. Continue reading

Book Giveaway: The Mindfulness Colouring Book

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You have to love that we’re giving away a coloring book for adults, right? The Bastyr University Bookstore is featuring this lovely activity book PLUS a set of 12 colored pencils to one of our subscribers. Sweet!

The Mindfulness Coloring Book:  Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People

by Emma Farrarons

In The Mindfulness Coloring Book, accomplished illustrator Emma Farrarons presents 70 intricate and beguiling patterns to help you color your way to tranquility. Here are flowers, leaves, butterflies, and birds alongside rolling waves and kaleidoscopic designs.

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Lavender Bergamot Bath Salts

IMG_0722Homemade gift! Encourages stress relief. Terribly easy to make. Lavender for relaxation. Bergamot (the unique flavor in Earl Grey Tea) is both relaxing and uplifting.

  • 3 cups Epsom salts
  • 2 cups sea salt
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cosmetic clay*
  • 8 drops essential lavender oil
  • 8 drops essential bergamot oil

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Combine salts, soda and clay in a large bowl and mix until even. Add oils a few drops at a time, spreading the drops throughout. Mix again. Put salts in clean glass jars. Use anywhere from 1/2-3/4 cup per bath.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Makes 6 cups

*aka China clay, ceramic clay, kaolin clay. Used in the mix to keep salts from sweating and clumping.

Book Giveaway: Cooking through Cancer Treatment to Recovery

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The Bastyr University Bookstore has offered up this new book written by two of our alums, Dr. Lisa Price and nutritionist Susan Gins, who saw a need and filled it beautifully.

The book offers over 100 quick and delicious recipes that provide nutrients essential at each stage of treatment while avoiding pro-inflammatory foods such as processed sugars, dairy, and gluten that may increase side effects. The recipes in this user-friendly cookbook: Continue reading

Book Giveaway: The Pollan Family Table

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The Bastyr University Bookstore has offered up this  gorgeous, fully illustrated collection of recipes, cooking techniques, and pantry wisdom for delicious, healthy, and harmonious family meals from the incredible Pollan family—with a foreword from Michael Pollan for our June giveaway.

In The Pollan Family Table, Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan invite you into their warm, inspiring kitchens, sharing more than 100 of their family’s best recipes. Continue reading

Book Giveaway: The Healthy Mind Cookbook

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Rebecca Katz, chef and author extraordinaire, wrangled the hotel chefs in Phoenix into feeding participants fantastic whole foods meals and snacks at the recent 2015 annual Health and Nutrition Conference.  No easy task.  I was there.  Her recipes are yum. Despite her pixie size, she’s can do some heavy lifting.

This is Rebecca’s third book.  The Longevity Kitchen and The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen are her first two babies.  You can see right away that Rebecca has devoted her life to improving the health of others through food.  She’s the kitchen doc.  And a delightful, generous soul that knows how to make vegetables sing. Continue reading

Book Giveaway: 75 Homemade Salad Dressings

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Spring cleaning, inside and out, can lead to the desire for greens glorious greens.  And I know I have a tendency to lean toward those three easy salad dressings that I make all the time.  You too?  Well this charming little book is for you.

Jeff Keys’ focus on simplicity, variety, and seasonal ingredients combined with the ease of flipping through this cookbook makes creating homemade salad dressings easy and satisfying. Top your favorite greens with Honey-Roasted Raspberry Vinaigrette or give your salad a toss with a dressing that has an international flavor such as Simple Spanish Sherry Vinaigrette or Asian Ginger-Lime Vinaigrette. If you are feeling like a slaw, try Caribbean Slaw Dressing, or if a creamy dressing sounds tempting, Creamy Lemon, Fresh Tarragon, and Pink Peppercorn Dressing might fit the bill.

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