Clean Start couldn’t be a more perfect giveaway to “start” this week of giveaways here on TasteSpotting. We’re focusing on New Year’s resolutions and think that Terry Walters’s Clean Start cookbook will help you stick with whatever New Year’s Resolution you might have made, whether it’s to cook at home more, eat more seasonally, or get healthy.
We also think this cookbook is so awesome that it could help you drink less, stop smoking, run a marathon and call your parents every day.
I’ll be honest, when I received the book during late autumn, I just wasn’t in the right mindset to even look through it, let alone cook anything “clean.” I set the book aside.
Come early December, as we began preparing in advance for the onslaught of “get healthy! get fit!” New Year’s resolutions, I picked up Clean Start, started browsing, and kicked myself for not opening it up sooner. The dishes are beautifully simple, the photos are gorgeous, and the recipes are easy to read and follow. I love how the chapters are divided into seasons, a subtle reminder in and of itself of one of guiding principles of clean eating.
I’ve made a few of the recipes here in the TasteSpotting HQ Kitchen from both the Fall and Winter chapters and am trying a few more before we have to ship this off to a winner: Curried Cauliflower with Chickpeas, French Lentils with Roasted Root Vegetables and Caramelized Onions, and Pan Seared Tofu with Ginger Lime Glaze. While I won’t have the book for Spring and Summer, I’m looking forward to someone else making Asparagus with Miso Lemon Dressing and Marcona Almonds and Polenta with Portobello Mushrooms, Greens, and Tomato Vinaigrette.
To Enter This Giveaway:
- Leave a comment on this post with one of your food-related New Year’s resolutions. Don’t worry if you “dont’ do New Year’s Resolutions” (yeah right). This is a random drawing so it doesn’t matter what you say. Just make something up.
- Make sure to enter your email address in the box provided so we can contact you
- Share this giveaway post with your friends on facebook and twitter! (not required, but we’d love the help!)
You have until Wednesday January 11, 2011 at 5 PM PST to comment. Everyone is welcome to comment to enter, but we can only ship this stuff in the U.S. (So if you’re outside the US and win, you just need to provide us with a US mailing address to send!)
Also, come back every once in a while, since we’re giving more than a few things away this week at totally random, unspecified times because that’s how spontaneous Sarah is.