I had the fabulous good fortune to attend the launch party of Martha Stewart’s latest cookbook: One Pot. Yes, I rubbed elbows with Martha herself, along with a bunch of celebrity chefs… but that’s not what I”m here to discuss! I am a huge fan of Martha’s cookbooks – while I have a fairly extensive library of cookbooks, there are only a handful that I refer to time and time again. A record high of 3 of hers fall in that handful (including this one). I highly recommend her cookbooks.
As partygoers exited, we were gifted with our very own copies. When I flipped through it, I wasn’t disappointed – a bunch of recipes popped out immediately and I was very excited to make them.
The first one I made: roasted mustard salmon with new potatoes and red cabbage. It was a no-brainer for a lot of reasons; I actually had all of the ingredients in my home already (minus potatoes; it’s nearly impossible for me to keep potatoes in my home because I eat them very quickly), and the entire dish comes together in the casserole dish. Seriously. Ridiculously easy, bursting with flavor, and totally delicious. This goes into the rotation, for sure – I eat a lot of salmon as it is, so a new way to make it was a welcome change. I’ve also never roasted purple cabbage, but this gave the cabbage such a nice sweetness that contrasted with the whole grain mustard/horseradish mixture so well… yum!!!
The next dish I had to make was braised chicken with potatoes, lemon and olives. I’ve been a little obsessed with cooking with olives lately – it adds such a nice little zip of salt, and the texture is fairly unique as well – that this dish was just the perfect way to continue exploring that. (I was cooking fresh tomatoes with nicoise olives for a while there.) I used more lemon, more potatoes, and less chicken in my version of this – and my potatoes melted a little bit, making the overall dish super flavorful and the sauce thick on its own – but another winner. This or some variation of this also makes it into the rotation – totally delicious, super easy, and super tasty. I love complete meals in one pot!!! (Bonus: the thyme was taken from my sister’s herb garden. Hyper-local and free! No leftover thyme.)
And now the fun part: the PR company was kind enough to send over an additional copy of Martha Stewart’s One Pot for me to give away to one of my lucky readers!
All you have to do is comment below with your favorite cookbook (and a link if possible) that you think I’d enjoy. Easy-peasy! I will pick a lucky winner on Friday, November 21, at 2:15 pm, so be sure to use your real email address and check back then!!! Good luck!
Per usual, contest is not open to members of the Feisty Family, and only to residents of the continental 48 states. I was not paid for this post, and opinions expressed herein are my own.
To my faithful readers: I know you’re probably tired of hearing my excuses and apologies, but again, I apologize for my extended absence. I’m dealing with some personal issues, including a serious limit to my creative capacity. I just don’t feel it in me to write about food right now, and I don’t know how to fix that. I’m sorry…