book reviews

The Organic Family Cookbook by Annie Daulter.  

This is a beautiful cookbook full of bright and happy photography by Alexandra DeFruio.   It is divided into seven chapters: Naturally Tasty Breakfasts, Simple Snacks, Wholesome Lunches, Family Favourite Dinners, Savory Sides, Refreshing Desserts, and Homespun Extras.  Each recipe has a nice big picture which is one of the first things I look for in a cookbook!  Many of the recipes are accompanied by a lovely anecdote or inspiring ideas to involve your children in the kitchen and to help your community and environment as well as waldorf inspired activities.  Also scattered throughout the book is ingredient education with basic information on how to make responsible and wise food choices.

Now, I do love healthy food, but I also love comfort food and flavourful food and I must say this cookbook delivers on all three.  She has cleverly used healthy organic ingredients in ways that are appealing to all ages and moods.  She also includes a few raw and vegan recipes. All of the ingredients are easily acquired at your local grocery store, farmer’s markets, gardens and health food stores.

This is a really beautiful, useful, family friendly cookbook.

Buy it here.


Ice Pop Joy by Annie Daulter

This book also boasts beautiful and cheerful photography by Alexandra DeFurio and includes pure fruit pops, veggie pops, yogurt pops, tofu pops, herbal tea pops, chocolate pops, and specialty pops.  She give many tips on how to get your young children to eat more healthy foods as well as serving and ingredient tips and education.

It appears she is a master of sneaking healthful ingredients into her creations.  Some of the more surprising ingredients you may not see in your average ice pops include quinoa  and kidney beans, teas and herbs.  I have tried a few of her recipes (one worked as a great dairy- free throat soother in the middle of the night for a croupy boy), and will be making so many more with the return of warm weather.

The ingredients can be easily acquired at your local grocery store, farmer’s markets, gardens and health food stores.  These are not your average ice pops.  They are healthy AND tasty and I love this cookbook!

Buy it here..


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