The Sprouted Kitchen Cookbook {giveaway}

Sprouted Kitchen Cookbook

The entry period for this giveaway is now closed, but check out this section for open Giveaways!

We have been flipping through the pages of this cookbook all summer, and it took a LOT for us to finally admit that we were finished reviewing it and had to give it away…

But we are, we are finally giving away The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods cookbook!

We have no idea how we came across The Sprouted Kitchen’s gorgeous, light bright blog full of recipes and photos of real, whole foods that Sara Forte makes in her southern California kitchen. But when we did, we were so smitten that we started submitting recipes to the site ourselves. Now the blog is a cookbook of recipes accompanied by the same type of gorgeous photos, taken by Sara’s photog-half, Hugh. We love every single recipe in the book, but just to give you a taste of the kinds of recipes in the book, some of our favorites are: Ranchero Breakfast Tostadas, Baby Spinach Frittata with Sweet Potato Hash Crust, Papaya Red Quinoa Salad with Mexican Caesar Dressing, and Soba Bowls with Tea Poached Salmon. There’s a section dedicated to snacks, as well as one for “The Happy Hour,” with cocktails and happy hour-ish little foods.

In the next couple of days, we’ll be sharing one of the recipes from the book that we made in our TasteSpotting Test Kitchen, in the mean time, we’ve got to give this book away!

How to Enter the Sprouted Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway

  1. Since The Sprouted Kitchen is all about healthy, whole foods, answer this question in the comments section of this post: What kind of healthy, whole foods would you like to incorporate more of, into your life! Are you swapping out some of your standard salad lettuces for super greens like kale? Do you eat oatmeal every morning? If you’re not making whole, healthy foods a priority, well, first of all, we won’t judge you (out loud), and secondly, for this giveaway, just make something up. It doesn’t matter what you say, as this is a random drawing, but it does matter that you do comment with something.
  2. Make sure to enter your email address in the box provided so we can contact you
  3. Share this giveaway post with your friends on facebook and twitter! (not required, but we’d love the help!)

You have until next Monday October 22, 2012 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!)

(And by the way, in case anyone is wondering about us in the TasteSpotting Test Kitchen, we have been drinking a Giant Green Juice every morning since we bought a juicer earlier this year!)

by Sarah J. Gim on October 18, 2012 · 235 comments


corianda October 18, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Kale, but I can really only stand Kale Chips. That counts, right?

Sarah J. Gim October 18, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Kale Chips TOTALLY count :)

Breanne October 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I’ve been adding kale to things. BUT would love to know of more ways I could add healthy food to my and my family’s diet!

christy October 18, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I’ve been experimenting with hiding kale in fruit smoothies for my kids. Every smoothie I make, I put a little more in until they can taste it, then I’ll stop.

dre October 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm

coconut EVERYTHING…i’ve been implementing this into recipes on my new blog…substituting coconut oil, coconut sugar, and coconut flour for all the bad stuff! this has been a very yummy swap!! :)

Tori T October 18, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I would love love love to eat more greens. I already eat a ton of kale, but more of all veggies would be ideal!

Debra Miller October 18, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I incorporate a ton of veggies into our diet but I’d love to add more of the darker greens; kale, collard greens, Swiss chard and more.

Theresa October 18, 2012 at 2:43 pm

More whole grains (and consequently, less processed wheat and less gluten)

Melanie October 18, 2012 at 2:58 pm

i’ve been eating pretty healthy for a while now, but probably the latest thing was incorporating more healthy fats, rather than eliminating fat all together (ie. nuts, avocado, fish, flax, coconut).

karyn October 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Kale and coconut water in my smoothies and I started sprouting beans before cooking, with great success. Now it’s time to expand the sprouting to grains and greens!

Janavi October 18, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Definitely more fish, and greek yogurt in my diet these days. I try to eat fish twice a week. There are some simple, yet delicious baked fish recipes out there. Also, I always bring a fruit-based greek yogurt cup to work. Its amazing brain -food! And the most difficult of all -cutting my caffeine fix. I’ve been trying a number of things, and peppermint flavored decaf green tea with honey works best. Peppermint has this amazing effect of energizing(without the evil caffeine) :)

Nikki October 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I’m a vegaholic so I eat very healthy but I’d love to get better at eating breakfast. I’m not a morning person so sometimes a banana is breakfast. Since I was a baby, I’ve always hated oatmeal so I guess some oatmeal recipes that don’t resemble a bowl of mush would be ideal. LOVE fritattas but who has time during the week to make one for breakfast? I love sleep too much!
(Did I win? *fingers crossed*)

Joan October 18, 2012 at 3:11 pm

plain oatmeal every weekday for breakfast and dinner. blecch. you can probably guess that I pig out at lunch and on weekends!

TiaChocolate October 18, 2012 at 9:26 pm

WOW…breakfast AND dinner…*hats off*!!

Kristy October 18, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Love love love Kale chips with a sprinkle of paprika

Kristen October 18, 2012 at 3:12 pm

More lean proteins! I love veggies and whole grains so much that sometimes I forget to eat enough protein. I’m going to try and add more fish, beans, chicken, shrimp, turkey and eggs.

anne October 18, 2012 at 3:12 pm

i love oatmeal with blueberries and raspberries and eat it almost every day for breakfast

Lauren October 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I would love to switch to complete grains like quinoa and amaranth to rid empty calories from my diet. As a professional dancer I need really filling and nutritious foods in large quantities just to keep up with me.

Gina October 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I would love to incorporate more whole food protein sources into my diet.

Nicole October 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I have been trying to eat more lentils and I found a wonderful yellow dal recipe that makes me crave lentils! Hoping to find more tasty lentil and legume recipes to try :)

KiKi October 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I am currently eating a gluten free, whole food and organic way of life. One change I would like to make is to include more vegetables such as kale, chard, squash and beets. I would also like to incorporate seaweed and other grains such as quinoa as well as beans and lentils. I cook everyday and I would love to explore this book and create the recipes for my family and showcase them to my friends.

Kankana October 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I would so LOVE to win the book! To answer your question, I have started eating quinoa more, more and more greens everyday and most importantly.. I eat seasonal!

Maja October 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

LCHF – the healthiest diet I’ve ever tried.

105SaintLouis October 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Oatmeal daily this year (reduced cholesterol like a miracle drug). My go-to is crustless egg-white quiche with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, sliced kale or spinach and low-fat cheese. Bake on Sundays and have a slice each afternoon for a quick, healthy snack.

Reney October 18, 2012 at 3:26 pm

really any. i eat way too much hospital food. occupational hazard.

Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It October 18, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I’ve recently been incorporating chickpea flour into my everyday life — amazing how well it works in so many things!

Yvonne October 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Oatmeal is a daily ritual. And I put arugula on/in everything (eggs? sure. Lentils? why not?).

Kimberly L. October 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I try to spend the extra money for organic, local products. They do taste so much better!

Grace October 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm

This book looks so simle and clean. Love it.

Ruby October 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Grains, like amaranth, don’t find their way into my meals as often as I would like for them to appear. More recipes for them would help to get me going on finding ways to incorporate them. Kid friendly recipes (for my 9 year old) would also be of interest and are something I need to explore more ardently. The book looks wonderful!

Jamey Jackson October 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm

This is the first opportunity I’ve had to tell you: I LOVE TASTESPOTTING!! Didn’t even know you had a blog.
Farro is my choice for a healthy food I haven’t used yet. It’s not available in Japan, as far as I can tell, and the commissary doesn’t stock it. I have the means of grinding flour and am desperate to give home-ground bread flour a try.

Terryia October 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Just adding in more veggies in general and straying away from the processed products.

Kel October 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I’ve recently been trying all different sorts of squash…kuri, delicata, turban, etc.

Diane October 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Trying to eat a lot less meat and more veggies. Desperately seeking tasty recipes for beans, lentils, etc. Also, need to find healthier alternatives to our everyday side dishes of white rice and pasta.

anne October 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm

We always try to eat healthy over here. Last week, we tried a raw kale salad for the first time, gently massaged with olive oil so make it less chewy and bitter. Yum!

nicole October 18, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I’ve started to cook with quinoa, and I love it! I’ve been looking for different recipes to try so my husband will eat it too!

Lauren October 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I have a massive, backyard garden and love whole foods, but I haven’t grown grains. I’d like to try growing quinoa next season to enjoy with the rest of the harvest!
Also, for those of you who don’t like kale [yet], try a chiffonade with olive oil and lemon juice, salt, and raw garlic. Let it sit out for about 20 minutes, or until the acid has softened the greens a bit. If you like, add parm at the end. DELISH!

Lisa @ Je suis alimentageuse October 18, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I’ve been trying to reduce the amount of refined sugars and dairy in my desserts! And my food as well. Agave nectar is my new best friend. =)

Sean Todd October 18, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I would love to incorporate more winter squash. I have several bags of squash from my garden just waiting to be used.

Jessica L October 18, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I would really like to eat more fruits! I know I don’t eat enough right now.

Sami October 18, 2012 at 4:26 pm

oatmeal for breakfast is a staple for me, but I’ve been experimenting with adding different things – moving beyond the standard brown sugar and fruit, though that is delicious.

Natasha H October 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I love having a hot bowl of oatmeal on cold mornings. Steel cut is the best!

Sharon October 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Cant have enough of kale :) Trying to include more of different grains like quinoa in my diet

vicky October 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Chia seeds, I always try to come up with new recipes to use them

Rebecca October 18, 2012 at 4:35 pm

I would like to incorporate a greater variety of vegetables recipes into my diet – my husband and I eat tons of vegetables, but both being students, it is hard to think ahead and plan out healthy recipes, rather than just steaming or roasting them.

Brian October 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I’d love to try more sweet potato and squash!

Colleen October 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I would like to incorporate more vegetables. I work full time from home with a 4 year old & 7 month old and end up eating a lot of what I can grab with one hand- I would love to incorporate more fesh veggies!

abby October 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Greens! I have no trouble putting spinach into just about anything, but I have to get more creative with kale or chard… I do find that if I buy it, I use it up, so I’ve been trying to pick seasonal produce that looks fresh and appealing more regularly.

lauren s October 18, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I’d love new ideas for more protein-rich vegetarian lunches. for some reason I find it’s so easy to get into a rut for that 2nd meal!

Ashlie October 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I am a bit of a health nut – nothing processes, no gluten or dairy, no sugar, plenty of fruits, veggies, nuts, beans/legumes, olives, olive oil – the one thing I would like to do more is eat healthy omega 3 rich fish. I don’t eat red meat or chicken, and typically only eat fish once a week, but I’m feeling a little low on protein lately – but good fish is so pricey!

April October 18, 2012 at 5:01 pm

I want to continue to enjoy each meal fully and avoid eating ‘just because’. I find that when I am present when I eat, I make better choices and don’t overdo it. Then I feel great! As far as foods go, I’m crazy about sweet potatoes these days. And quinoa. Who isn’t?
I have been a fan of Hugh Forte’s photography for a while and often try (and love!) creations from the Sprouted Kitchen blog. Everyone should at least check it out!

natasag October 18, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I’ve been eatin

Michelle Tsai October 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I really want to incorporate more homegrown foods into my diet. I’ve just started a vegetable garden in my backyard, so I’m really excited to start eating those foods, yum!

misschelsmangia October 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Fish dishes…I used to eat fish all the time, but now I rarely have I am low on creativity! Also, I absolutely love squash, so any recipes for that are always appreciated! :)

natasa October 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm

when I’m steaming veggies for my baby, I’ve started adding some for myself too. It’s surprising how tasty stuff is without salt and spices. Also, salad for dinner every evening.

Kevin October 18, 2012 at 5:16 pm

quinoa is my new favorite!

Laura October 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm

More vegetables (and I wish I could get my kids to eat them).

Karen October 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Gotta get some kale and experiment – seems to be the go to green.

Sean October 18, 2012 at 5:30 pm

More veggies as sides

Stephanie M. October 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I’d love to learn how to incorporate winter squash and root vegetables into my diet. I recently discovered a love for beets- the very vegetable that I hated as a kid!

Tiffany October 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Alternative grains like buttery kamut or chewy, nutty spelt berries

Danielle October 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I want to cut out all of the sweets I eat and increase the amount of greens instead each day.

David Johnstone October 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Quick pickles. I have been working with a chef for the last few weeks who is mad about pickling and fermenting foods to add some wow to all our dishes. Fresh seasonal food can be quickly played with to produce such amazingly diverse flavours. Fresh is great — the fermenting just kicks it up a notch.

Monica October 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

My DH ha s hypertriglicemia, so our diet must be the healthiest around. Lots of salmon, avocados, salad for lunch and dinner, oatmeal, greens, nuts, whole grains, chickpeas and a bit of red wine. Now what I hate is that I cannot lose 10 pounds no matter how hard I try.

matt October 18, 2012 at 5:58 pm

More veggies!

willie October 18, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Would like to eat less gluten

Hannah October 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Chia seeds! I’ve been hearing so much about them and have seen some yummy looking recipes for Chia pudding.

Alikat October 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Quinoa! I’m learning how to cook with it but need to figure out how to convince my husband to try it.

Jenny October 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm

This book looks great! I would love to win this.

Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen October 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I’d like to eat a bigger variety of greens in general!

Heather October 18, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I would love to add more healthy greens into my diet as well as quinoa. I love quinoa but we never eat it enough!

Diana October 18, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I have been wanting to grow my own micro greens to incorporate into salads and pasta dishes for about a year now. I also need to figure out a new way to make quinoa.

Annaf October 18, 2012 at 6:55 pm

I’ve been working on incorporating a larger variety of whole grains into my diet. I love bulgar and wheat berries but seldom buy them at the market.

Lily Sheng October 18, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I’d love to start making more couscous!

Jenny K. October 18, 2012 at 7:14 pm

I need to try more whole grains.

Katie Dawson October 18, 2012 at 7:17 pm

mango kale chips :)

Kyung-Soo Lee October 18, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Cutting down on refined carbs and upping the dark, leafy greens!

Thuy October 18, 2012 at 7:24 pm

I just moved to Irvine, which has a decent sized farmers markets, which I shop at every weekend. The organic, non-gmo, and local food has been amazing! Eating more variety and in season also doesn’t hurt – especially since there are more nutrients in in-season foods.

Avery October 18, 2012 at 7:42 pm

I am working on making homemade sourdough bread

Amanda October 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I would love to start incorporating green smoothies into my diet at breakfast time. I can never seem to make a filling enough breakfast that appeals to me in the morning.

Annie October 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Instead of ice cream, I’ve been loving frozen bananas, milk, cocoa powder, and maple syrup to get my sweet fix – mmm! Sometimes I add a little wheat germ for fiber…

Justyna October 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I’ve managed to revamp mine and my husband’s diets recently! We now regularly buy kale, Swiss chard, couscous, chickpeas, all kinds of veggies and fruit. I would like to move away from butter and white flour, though.

Courtney October 18, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I eat mostly healthy foods (lots of greens, grains, nuts), but I have a crazy sweet tooth that I’d like to combat more effectively (I know I can eat fruit or maybe a small piece of chocolare, but sometimes I just want a brownie).

Lynn October 18, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I’d like to limit the amount of process food my family eats. Also I’d like to eat more oatmeal.

elizabeth October 18, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Tofu! I live in China and I love it at restaurants but need to start eating it more at home..

Tammy October 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I’d like to eat more Greek yogurt and leafy greens!

Winston October 18, 2012 at 8:37 pm

More whole grains and quinoa. I really want to start eating fresher, seasonal, local produce and meats.

Halley October 18, 2012 at 8:57 pm

More leafy greens!

eddie October 18, 2012 at 9:06 pm

For the last three years i have started making wheatberry salads with an assortment of greens, nuts and other veggies, oatmeal or yogurt with fresh fruit every morning.

Kelsey Farrell October 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I’m trying to eat more lentils

Joz Lee October 18, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Brussell Sprouts> I never ever liked them… now I hear that they are so healthy for us.

So looking for a recipe that will help me like them.

karen October 18, 2012 at 9:17 pm

I’m pretty good, except for breakfast which tends to be skipped or something sweet like a muffin (or cookies…). So I’d like to experiment with healthier whole grain breakfast ideas.

Lia Walker October 18, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I want to integrate more ancient grains into my diet; there are so many options beyond wheat and corn….. teff, quinoa, barley, rice, amaranth, almond flour…. I want them all!!!

Lauren October 18, 2012 at 9:24 pm

more swiss chard!

TiaChocolate October 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I most definitely would like to have a wider variety of vegetables in my life – but since this year began, hubby and I have been focused on making our plates contain at least 50% veggies (with a healthy dollop of a creamy dressing – but we’re trying here!). Oatmeal needs to be part of my daily routine, but I can never get up to it. *must try again*

Laura October 18, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Greens. The kinds you cook with, that I traditionally hate cooked. I am learning which I can taken more than others and what preparations I don’t mind then in. For example, 2 traditional dishes, beans and soups, I detest greens in. But Indian kheema is great with greens as is saag, and I also really like them with fried eggs. Go figure.

Sarah October 18, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I have been eating oatmeal for breakfast everyday, but I’d like to add more grains to my diet.

Tiffany October 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I JUST discovered quinoa (I know, so behind the curve), and I’m loving it! I toast it with a little bit of sesame oil before adding the water, and it’s super tasty.

Lisa O October 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Would like to get back to growing bean sprouts. So simple to do and so super fresh!

Madeline October 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm

I’ve been adding sea vegetables into my life… kelp, nori, all kinds! Really good.

Julie Kujawa October 18, 2012 at 10:38 pm

More kale!

Andrea Zeng October 18, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I would really like to explore more of the grains, ones besides oat and wheat.

Ty S October 18, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Eating lots of bitter greens and plenty of yogurt! Raw almonds, too.

lauren October 18, 2012 at 11:07 pm

i’ve been trying not to eat sweets every night after dinner. but i just had ice cream, so, it’s a work in progress :)

Sudha October 18, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Rice is my nirvana! I grew up in a rice growing region in southern India. I must have and need rice to survive, smile and love life – I can eat rice for breakfast, lunch dinner (yes it was accompanied with great vegetables, fish or poultry, and of course any snack made of rice or potato was aphrodisiac for me. I have found out to my dismay that it is not good for my body & waistline so I now have to change my eating – I am now eating wheat and quinoa, it is difficult difficult but I feel lighter, I can breathe easier when I sit, I look svelte in the mirror……….at a steep cost……giving up rice and getting healthy.

Cheryl W. October 18, 2012 at 11:44 pm

I have definitely been incorparating lots of Kale since the whole Kale chip craze. Also, I have started sprouting my own lentils, for my chickens, but catch myself muching a bunch before I get out to the chicken yard. LOL! Sprouts are very good for you.

Amy October 19, 2012 at 12:06 am

Barley and legumes :)

Averie @ Averie Cooks October 19, 2012 at 12:24 am

Would like to eat more vegetables, less cookies! But…wouldn’t we all. I can’t wait to see the images from this book. I bet they are stunning!

Mette October 19, 2012 at 12:42 am

More lentils and beans. Switching rice and potatoes for lentils or beans at least a couple of times a week. Thats my goal. Don`t know if I get there but at least I am thinking about it.

Lo October 19, 2012 at 1:47 am

I like Jellybeans ;)

Laura McDonald October 19, 2012 at 3:27 am

Since I visited my daughter in Kupferdreh, Germany, in June, I have been making many healthy lifestyle changes. I have been juicing green veggies and (separately) juicing fruits, freezing the drinks in Mason jars, and taking one to work daily. I have also been making energy bars and eating one for breakfast. My colleagues love it when I bring some in to share. And I found an amazing recipe for a ginger salad dressing that encourages me to continue eating my lovely chopped salads almost every day. Yes, I’d love to have this new cookbook so I can incorporate sprouted foods into my lifestyle changes!

Claudia Nassif October 19, 2012 at 3:41 am

I need more seeds and sprouts in my diet!

Laura Speers October 19, 2012 at 4:13 am

I would like to start drinking green smoothies and incorporating more super foods like kale into my diet that way.

Katherine Martinelli October 19, 2012 at 4:38 am

I’ve been eyeing this cookbook for a while, so would love it! I’ve been trying to incorporate less meat into our dinners, as well as more whole grains like quinoa, barley and freekeh instead of pasta or regular rice.

Joan October 19, 2012 at 5:04 am

I’d love more recipes using whole grains. I eat oatmeal sometimes and love kale.

Amy Stafford October 19, 2012 at 5:10 am

I have been making steel cut oatmeal with a blue berries or raspberries, freezing it in muffin tins. In the morning I pop a pod in the microwave, it cuts down on time.

Liz October 19, 2012 at 5:22 am

Quinoa… Slowly I am learning how to love it!

Jan October 19, 2012 at 5:23 am

I am looking for a cookbook that will help me with interesting recipes so I can eliminate sugar and meat. It is hard to find interesting recipes . I love quinoa and would like to try some new ones.

Mary Lou October 19, 2012 at 5:35 am

No/low sugar Tea Breads. If you remove the sugar from the recipe and add just a teaspoon to the bottom of the pan before you pour in the batter you really won’t miss all that sugar. If you really miss the sweetness, make a banana bread using this technique. You can also subsitute about a third of the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour for an even healthier version.

Mark October 19, 2012 at 5:38 am

More Tempeh all the way!

Jen October 19, 2012 at 5:39 am

Lately I’ve been backing off grains in favor of more veggies and using fruit to redirect my sweet craving. An apple a day really does make a difference!

Melodie October 19, 2012 at 6:05 am

I’m on a mission to feed my family whole, real foods despite our limited budget.

Sara Rodriguez October 19, 2012 at 6:06 am

More oven roasted vegetables – beets, sweet potatoes, squash, brussel sprouts. All perfect for fall weather.

Donna October 19, 2012 at 6:08 am

I’m adding more whole grains, especially farro and quinoa, which are both so delicious.

Amelia October 19, 2012 at 6:23 am

I want to add more cooked vegetables to our family diet. My daughter is a great little eater, but can only tackle veggies if they are nice and soft.

AydaN October 19, 2012 at 6:25 am

More fish! And I would love to find more fish recipes “husband approved”.

Simone October 19, 2012 at 6:34 am

I want to vary the types of fruits I eat. Because I get a weekly CSA share, I have a wonderful, seasonal variety of fresh vegetables, but I get in ruts where I eat the same sorts of fruits over and over.

AliciaK October 19, 2012 at 6:34 am

I want to add more fish and grains such as farro.

Christine October 19, 2012 at 6:40 am

I am trying to make the time to soak and sprout more often. I’m also trying to incorporat more liver into our diet.

Megan October 19, 2012 at 6:43 am

I plan to increase the variety of grains in my diet and to eat more raw vegetables in smoothies or juice them!

Sarah Harris October 19, 2012 at 6:50 am

My 2 year old daughter just loves her veggies – last night she ate a whole plate of roasted purple cabbage. She will also sit down and eat a whole plate of grilled burbon salmon, aparagus and kale chips.

I am running out of healthy recipes to feed her and this cookbook would be a great addition to our home and dinner table (but also to keep a happy and healthy 2 year old fueled).

Rachel Budde October 19, 2012 at 7:01 am

I eat a soaked version of baked oatmeal almost every day for breakfast. It’s so tasty, I don’t feel deprived at all! Another thing I’m doing is trying to eat more raw fruits and veggies on a daily basis…

marlies October 19, 2012 at 7:06 am

I make green smoothies with spinach and/or kale! very tasty, but rough on my not so fancy blender…

Alex Hall October 19, 2012 at 7:12 am

lots of spinach, whole grains and random greens and vegetables you don’t see too often…just for fun.

Valerie October 19, 2012 at 7:13 am

I could definitely use more leafy greens in my life. Usually I’m too lazy to put together an actual salad and I end up noshing on carrots and tomatoes without a fluffy green cushion.

Jacki C October 19, 2012 at 7:22 am

I have the good things in, now just working on getting some less good (for me) things out like dairy and grains.

Samantha October 19, 2012 at 7:23 am

After my son was born, I wanted to eat better and lose weight faster. We are now a very brown rice, more raw veggie kinda of family. Since our son loves fruit, yams, cheese, wheat bread, zero salt basically anything. We love the energy from eating non-processed foods.

susan in taos October 19, 2012 at 7:32 am

Home gardens are the way to go! Lots of FRESH veggies become available when you grow your own. I realize many people don’t have the space but in many cities a person can rent a garden plot or buy into a CSA. I love chard and use it in many dishes. I also made a great kale pesto which I freeze when supply outweighs demand.

Amy Jo Gengler October 19, 2012 at 7:34 am

I already use tons of kale, chickpeas, whole grains, veggies, ferments, homemade soup stocks and sustainable meats. I want to learn more, more, more about sprouting, soaking nuts, creating pates, and how to increase living foods in my diet.

I’m a nutritional counselor & cooking instructor looking for more ways to teach people how to increase the amount of ‘Qi’ in their foods. My primary working philosophy is: the more food with vitality that we eat, the more vitality we will generate. Diet is the greatest foundation for creating vigorous health, so that we can be more and do more with our lives that will positively effect others for many years to come!

Looking forward to delving into this book! Congrats on a lovely result!!

Emily Summach October 19, 2012 at 7:37 am

Roasted brussel sprouts are my new favorite whole food. So inexpensive and so delicious!

Meredith October 19, 2012 at 7:54 am

LOVE oatmeal so healthy breakfasts are never a challenge. Otherwise, I’m trying to incorporate a variety of seasonal produce into all my other meals– particularly trying to get more creative with my salads at lunch!

Colleen Stevens October 19, 2012 at 7:57 am

Quinoa always hit the spot….

Stephanie October 19, 2012 at 8:20 am

I’d like to use more vegetables, specifically greens in lunches and dinners. Also, creative uses for fruits and vegetables in season (i.e. what do I do with all the zucchini besides make bread?)

Yooly October 19, 2012 at 8:20 am

I would love to incorporate more broccoli.

Libby Parker October 19, 2012 at 8:21 am

I’ve been wanting this book for a few weeks, now!
Lentils have become my new best friend. They are filling, tasty and versatile!! I like to make mine with saute’d kale, garlic and tomatoes.

Rebecca October 19, 2012 at 8:22 am

I had been avoiding dairy for a while because of skin issues, but I’ve reintroduced Greek yogurt into my diet and I’ve also been avoiding things made with white flour. I also started experimenting with brown rice protein powder in my morning smoothies!

Mel October 19, 2012 at 8:34 am

avocados. delicious and great for you (in moderation)!

Jen October 19, 2012 at 8:36 am

I love whole grains, and I’m trying to eat a greater variety of them. I now try not to leave Whole Foods or the local co-op bulk bin section without a new grain to try every time I shop!

jan October 19, 2012 at 8:39 am

I’d like to start eating more whole grains. Homemade multi-grain bread and whole grain cereals for breakfast.

Abigail October 19, 2012 at 8:47 am

radishes! crunchy, peppery, delicious, and just starting to come up strong in my garden. The tops are great too.

Dara Beer October 19, 2012 at 8:58 am

quinoa, quinoa, quinoa!

mijin October 19, 2012 at 9:03 am

trying to move away from processed sweeteners and grains!

Kate October 19, 2012 at 9:05 am

i’ve come to love (and depend on) whole grains and the whole spectrum of fruits and vegetables to balance my diet. veganism has its healthful perks.

Allison Polaski October 19, 2012 at 9:06 am

I eat really well already but would def like to find a way to incorporate more green veggies into my diet. They’re just something I’ve never liked, so sometimes I try to sneak kale or broccoli into my fruit smoothies!

Heather October 19, 2012 at 9:06 am

I’m ever-expanding the grains in my baking.

fran meadow October 19, 2012 at 9:07 am

I’ve been making wonderful salads with arugula and tons of organic veggies.
I also love making my own salad dressings. Something as simple as Olive oil, orange juice and rosemary make for a refreshing salad.

Chris Alvey October 19, 2012 at 9:22 am

I’m trying my best to use quinoa as often as I can.

Sara Croft October 19, 2012 at 9:29 am

I am trying to incorporate more healthy whole grains into my diet! Too often I find myself reaching for rice, when I should really be trying something that’s going to fill me up and keep me sustained – I just need to figure out what that is!

Laura Axelson October 19, 2012 at 9:31 am

More ancient grains like farro.

Julia Sanchez October 19, 2012 at 9:39 am

What kind of healthy, whole foods would you like to incorporate more of, into your life!

I am trying to change my breakfast options incorporating chia seeds, quinoa, any kind of nut milk and fruits.

Carolina Wong October 19, 2012 at 9:51 am

Quinoa instead of eating a lot of rice… hahaha

Stephanie October 19, 2012 at 9:59 am

I am trying to learn how to cook whatever fruits & veggies are in season. I tend to get into a rut, so I am trying to expand my horizons. Since it is Fall, I am trying to learn how to cook kale, beets, squash and mushrooms. I am also a vegetarian so I try to add quinoa or another source of protein with every meal. This is new territory for me- I need help!

Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom October 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

Well, as for more- incorporate more fruits and veggies and LESS meat. . I am seriously considering going vegetarian. Will be easy for me but hard for my carnivore hubby. . and I am the cook! :)

Elaine C October 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

more whole grains. less processed foods.

Hannah N. October 19, 2012 at 10:13 am

Overall, I’m just trying to incorporate VARIETY! Lots of variety and eating seasonably. I didn’t know what eating seasonably meant until more recently and it food seems a lot more fun and creative this way!

Stephanie October 19, 2012 at 10:13 am

I am trying to cut out white sugar out of my diet, and my family. Also, we are trying to eat more fruits and veg. We love kale now, had never tried it until last fall and also we have started eating roasted chickpeas. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Katie M October 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

I love mache! It’s my new arugula

Sarah Kaplan October 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

Hmm. I really like experimenting with funky grains (bulgur, farro, quinoa, etc) but right now I can’t do much of that because they’re too expensive on a college student’s budget.

Courtney October 19, 2012 at 11:25 am

I am trying to eat more fresh fruit. I eat a lot of veggies and whole grains, but I’m not nearly as good at remembering to eat my fruit.

Lara @ thinkwelllovewelldinewell October 19, 2012 at 11:43 am

I am trying to convert my family from buying pizza to making it at home with a homemade, whole wheat crust, fresh tomato sauce and real mozzarella.

Also, I try and pick up one new veggie at the farmer’s market every week to try.

Rebecca Leisen October 19, 2012 at 11:53 am

Sprouts! Love them in everything and on everything-soups, pastas, sandwiches. They are so good for you, tasty, and easy to grow yourself in mason jars in the kitchen. Also have a revived love for carrots (especially roasted).

Gorazd Golob October 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm

A healthier way for me is a smoothie in morning from season fruits, have a few squares of own garden and always have a fresh vegetables by hand.

Lara October 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I am a rabbit owner, and lately I’ve been trying to eat the same foods I feed my rabbit. This includes lots of kale, chard, parsley, collard greens and red leaf lettuce. He eats pretty well, and now so do I.

Lynne Affleck October 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm

For breakfast, if I’m tired of oatmeal with blueberries and dry roasted sliced almonds, I’ll have brown rice with shredded roasted sea weed, topped with a sunny side up egg.
For lunch or dinner I often have a salad of raw kale with tomatoes and roasted walnuts, topped with a little fig vinegar or lime juice.

abigail October 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

would like to eat oatmeal instead of cereal

Heidi Hess October 19, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Joining a CSA has made a world of difference in how we eat and how I cook. It’s the best thing one can do to eat healthy.

Maryse Thomas October 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

LENTILS! I recently discovered how tasty they are and now I am trying out all kinds of lentil recipes!

Meeka Sak October 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I`d like to learn how to incorporate healthy ingredients from across the world into my cooking. Soba noodles have a been a recent new favorite in my dinners.

Can anyone give me some recommendations on spices, noodles, greens that are not so common in major supermarkets?

Rian N. October 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Leeks. I’ve always thought they were just oversized green onions, but when I sauté and bake them on a pizza with potato and goat cheese – oh, I realized just how wrong I was. If only my local farmers market delivered!

CB October 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I would love to add more legumes to my diet. I love eating beans but rarely use them in recipies, I would love to explore new ways of using them to add to meals.

Lauren Hardy October 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I have been trying to make most of my grocery list whole food items. Since I’ve been doing this, I have noticed a huge change in how I feel! Not only do whole foods taste better, they make you feel better!

I’m really big on spinach, squash, pears, oatmeal, beans, quinoa and rice, but I’d like to add more whole grains like orzo and farro to my diet!

Vanessa October 19, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I would like to incorporate more of vegetables from all around the world :)

deeba October 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Whole grains, greens, sprouts, beets … everything is slowly creeping onto my table these days. Times couldn’t be better. There is so much inspiration to experiment via food blogs & sites. I’m loving it!

angela October 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm


Katrina Kostik October 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I want to add a wider variety of greens to my diet… kale, spinach, watercress, lettuces… anything green! :)

Kathleen October 19, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Basically anything raw from my garden, but if I had to pick one, I would like to do something more with my beets, than the basic grilling and balsamic base.
Thanks so much for this giveaway! So fun.

caroline t October 19, 2012 at 11:29 pm

I’ve been eating so much healthier lately ! I’ve been incorporating quinoa, coconut oil, wholegrains such as oats into my everyday and it’s been fantastic!

Diana Hu October 20, 2012 at 5:21 am

I’ve started to learn how to use quinoa and coconut oil in baking!

Grace October 20, 2012 at 8:44 am

For breakfast i switch from overnight oatmeal to whole grain bread with at least 3 different colored fruits. I also eat almond, walnuts and pistachio along with my oatmeal.

Rebecca October 20, 2012 at 9:07 am

I am a Parkour enthusiast who loves eating healthy, in January of 2012 I tore my ACL. I was really upset from it but I decided to turn it into a positive experience. I completely turned my diet around, I researched the best things to help me get toned, and healthier. I also decided that I wanted to know every ingredient in the food that I eat. So I started adding lemon juice to salads, eating quinoa with veggies and roasted chicken, plain organic oatmeal with cinnamon. Sometimes it was tough since there was a lack in flavor. I absolutely loved sprouted grain bread though, they added something awesome to my meals. When I changed my diet I had the illusion that bread would had to be cut out, which was killer for me since I love bread. I discovered sprouted grain bread online though, the first time I tried it, I was so happy. I loved eating it with eggs at breakfast time, or tuna at lunch. It tastes so wonderful and my body started to look more toned every day. Now that I am finally healed from my injury I had learned so much about healthy eating, I am always looking for new recipes to help my goals (and possibly convert others to healthy eating when they try my food and see how easy and delicious it is to eat healthy)
Thank you for your time :)

Diane October 20, 2012 at 11:38 am

More beans! I’ve recently started cooking dried beans and keeping them in the fridge to toss with rice or into tacos, but I’ve only tried boring red beans and black beans. I really want to start experimenting with the pretty (and probably delicious) heirloom varieties!

amanda October 20, 2012 at 11:58 am

Kale! Kale in everything! I love it.

Mish October 20, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Quinoa is my weakness

angela October 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm

More green veggies

Rachel October 20, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I really need to incorporate more veggies in my diet.

Paige October 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm

in love with kale chips, trying to make/eat those instead of resorting to vending machine potato chips as snacks

Brian October 20, 2012 at 8:02 pm

More grains, like wheat berries, spelt, bulgur, etc. They just take so long to cook!

Julie October 20, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Trying new recipes with sweet potatoes and various squashes. Yum!

carina October 20, 2012 at 10:51 pm

raw greens!! especially kale and brussel sprouts (raw is the only way i can get my husband to eat brussel sprouts, but they’re one of my favorites, raw or cooked)

Bioja October 21, 2012 at 5:46 am

Super greens and adopt a Raw vegan diet, currently vegetarian.

Garbo Loo October 21, 2012 at 8:08 am

I have been indulging more on plain Greek yogurt in place of the flavored ones. Kale has also been playing a bigger role in mt diet lately (yay homemade kale chips!!!). Next step is to incorporate quinoa. Yum!

Nicole October 21, 2012 at 11:26 am

I want to use pumpkin in healthy ways this fall… NOT just in pumpkin pie!

Jenna@LittleKitchenBigFlavors October 21, 2012 at 11:58 am

Strawberry/Banana/Flax Seed smoothies for breakfast instead of coffee

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies October 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Would love to incorporate more quinoa into our diet!

Mindy Gross October 21, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I’ve been expanding my salad palate by pairing new lettuces with various vegetables. My new favorite is complementing tangy arugula lettuce with the sweetness of petite peas and the creaminess of garbanzo beans, finished with salty Nero de Piavo cheese, a drizzle of olive oil and squeeze of lemon.

Jackie October 21, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I love to make steel cut oatmeal for breakfast. For a nice fall breakfast I add a tablespoon of pumpkin puree and some pumpkin spice mix. October 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm

We’re growing more in our garden, which means we have more fresh, organic veggies available all summer long (and some into the winter too).

JB October 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Chia seeds! My wife and I were drinking Mila for some time, and we both noticed its many positive effects on our health. We had more energy, we were in better spirits, our bowel movements were more regular, etc. Mila was too expensive though to continue drinking regularly, so we stopped. Unfortunately, unbranded microcut chia seeds aren’t available here in the Philippines, so we’ll just have to wait until they are.

Molly October 21, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I’m trying to incorporate more whole grains that I’m not as accustomed too–quinoa, farro, millet, etc.!

Swathi October 21, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I use sprouted legumes always in my cooking.

Rachel @ Bakerita October 21, 2012 at 7:09 pm

As a college student, it’s definitely hard to eat healthy on a budget, but I always try to fill up on fruits and veggies when they have goods ones at the dining hall instead of the typical carb-filled, fat-filled options.

Sophia October 21, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Definitely aiming to ramp up the kale and quinoa consumption.

{lauren} the talking kitchen October 21, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I’m looking to add more vegetarian meals with quinoa and lentils to my diet – and would LOVE this cookbook!

ileana October 21, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I already love my vegetables, though I should probably find some newer ways to eat beets and kale. Also, more fish!

Sarah K. October 21, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I’m trying to get more greens into my diet, especially in winter, so this year I’m experimenting with sprouting microgreens in my windowsill– beets, chard, spinach, and kale.

Tara October 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Love fruits and veggies and can always incorporate more! Looking forward to seeing the cocktail section too!

Simone Anne October 21, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I’ve been working hard to add more kale to my diet! It’s nice that it tastes good AND is good for cleaning out your liver and body. It doesn’t hurt that it’s all that is in season at this time of year, haha. (Just kidding… unless you’re part of a CSA and then you know what I mean! ;) )


Stefy October 22, 2012 at 12:21 am

I will definitely go for oatmeal… everyday!

Nicole-Lynn October 22, 2012 at 6:10 am

Great giveaway! I’m trying to incorporate more greens into my daily diet, especially Kale! I’ve heard you can do so many things with it, but what mosts intrigues me is making kale chips!

Thanks for the opportunity.

Erika October 22, 2012 at 6:26 am

Instead of snacks like empty-calorie crackers in the afternoon, I’m trying to incorporate more nutrient-dense foods like nuts and oatmeal. I love 50% less salt almonds and instant oats mixed with peanut butter!

Kelly @ The Gouda Life October 22, 2012 at 6:38 am

I would really like to add more grain-based dishes to my diet. I find I lack the confidence to experiment with them in meat-style approaches.

Somehow I imagine Sara Forte has one or two recipes for grains tucked in those pretty pages!

Erica Lea | Cooking for Seven October 22, 2012 at 7:13 am

If we had the money, I would LOVE to incorporate grass-fed beef and pastured chicken. It is so much better for you. :)

Kate October 22, 2012 at 8:09 am

Well, we’re vegetarian at home, so I’m always on the hunt for new and different ways to make our veggies and grains taste better

Ghislaine Ball October 22, 2012 at 9:01 am

We already do pretty well with whole grains and eating only locally sourced, sustainably raised animal proteins but we could do a whole lot better with eating more vegetarian dishes and a healthier range of plant proteins – more mung beans baby!

Teresa October 22, 2012 at 10:00 am

More greens.

Ann October 22, 2012 at 10:07 am

organic chickpeas! they’re so delicious roasted for a crispy snack, pureed in hummus, stewed with lots of spices, peanut butter, and coconut milk for curry, and my latest favourite: naturally gluten free chickpea flour pancakes! Add a little madras curry powder to the batter, fry them up, and serve with lemon-garlic greek yogurt for a filling and protein-rich brunch. Best of all, unlike most superfoods, chickpeas are very inexpensive!

Kristy October 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

I already eat a very healthy, whole-foods, 100% plant-based diet, but I am trying to drink more green juices and take probiotics daily to keep my digestive system healthy.

Shumaila October 22, 2012 at 10:56 am

Definitely want to include Kale in my diet!

Erica October 22, 2012 at 11:10 am

Everything kale, roasted root veggies this time of year, steel cut oats vs. regular oats for cold mornings, and LOTS of water!

Tiffany October 22, 2012 at 1:13 pm


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Shira October 22, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I am currently head over heels with green smoothies in the morning using apple, avocado, hemp hearts, and kale as the base. It is wonderfully filling and the energy lasts for hours! Great giveaway! Gorgeous!

Sarah October 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Greens! It’s an ongoing process…

Pri October 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Trying to do more brown rice instead of white, wheat bread instead of white, less cheese, and lots of greens!

Jad @ New South October 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I would like to continue to add more vegetables to my daily meals. I already eat more than my daily serving but you can never eat too many veggies!

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