Saturday, August 2, 2008

August Cookbook Giveaway

Last month the Crispy Cook searched the shelves at Old Saratoga Books and came up with Judith Olney's cookbook "Summer Food" (NY: Atheneum, 1978). To enter the giveaway contest, all one has to do is leave a comment after this post. The winner of the July cookbook giveaway is Melissa of the healthy living and cooking blog, Gluten Free For Good. Melissa is a Colorado Nutrition Therapist with a special expertise in the gluten-free diet and is a celiac herself. Check out her cool blog. Congratulations Melissa!

For the August cookbook giveaway, I am offering a copy of "Light and Spicy", by Barbara Gibbons, (NY: Harper and Row, 1989). This cookbook has lots of low-calorie, full-flavored recipes, and as a sampler, the cookbook's recipe for Canary Islands Mojo Sauce will follow. To enter the giveaway contest for this book just leave a comment after this post by August 31st, at midnight, to enter the giveaway. Good luck all!

Canary Islands Mojo Sauce

1/2 cup loosely packed fresh parsley
1/2 cup cider vinegar
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 Tbsp. each cumin seeds and Spanish paprika
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt and coarsely ground pepper to taste

Finely mince parsley. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

The cookbook advises serving this sauce over boiled or baked potatoes, rice or fish.

Makes 1 cup.


glutenfreeforgood said...

Wow, Rachel. THANK YOU so much! I just have fun wandering around your website and blogs. Nothing more fun than food and books! I never expected to actually win something. How cool is that?!!

I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.

Plus, I have lots of broccoli from my CSA share this week, so your stir-fried shoots with chili-garlic sauce is on my list of recipes for this week.

Again, thanks for the book and the nice comments. Yeah!

In good health,

Vicki said...

That sauce sounds so simple but tasty! I'd love to win this book.

Heather said...

Always enjoy your recipes- keeps our meals from getting too stuck in a rut. Definitely would love to win a new cook book.


Hil'Lesha said...

I'd love to win a copy.

Reeni said...

I was drawing a complete blank on what to cook tonight.This sauce would be perfect to have for over some potatoes with some grilled chicken, yummmmmm...

Anonymous said...

If any of the other recipes found in this book are as yummy sounding as the one printed, count me in! I love adding cookbooks to my shelves.
Many Blessings,

2 Much Farm Primitives said...

What a great giveaway!! Please enter me.


Anonymous said...

Is the spanish paprika the same as smoked paprika,rather than sweet paprika?.

Can you use ground Cumin rather than the seeds?

Please enter me in the contest as well.

Rachel said...

Hi Anonymous:

The cookbook simply states Spanish paprika, so I would imagine that it is regular old paprika rather than the smoked variety. I would also think ground cumin would be a fine substitute for cumin seeds, although I did buy some cumin seeds for an Indian recipe and they are delightfully crunchy and pop in your mouth with cumin taste so you may want to acquire some in the future for kitchen experimentation.

Bon Appetit!

Charlotte said...

That recipe sounds good! I'd love to see the rest of the book. Thanks for the chance to win!

janetfaye said...

Canary Islands Mojo Sauce sounds so good!

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

sarah said...

i've recently taken up cooking and am always looking for healthier recipes. this is a great thing to give away!

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

shanda said...

I am a new cook and love experimenting with everything.

Cindy said...

I can't believe that I just now found your website, it's great! (I need to *virtually* get out more). I thought that I'd comment here since I'm oogling your cookbook, but you mojo sauce looks so tasty that it's coming home with me for dinner :) thanks for the recipe! I will (one of these days) get to canning some of my veggies, and I'll be sure to read your wax bean recipe again. Great blog!

ihchicky said...

This book looks absolutely wonderful!! I love spicy food but don't have a cookbook for that type of food. I usually get recipes from family and friends. I must say, I love your header as well. It makes me drool. lol. I love peans. Delicious. Thanks for the chance!

milkglass said...

gluten-free AND spicy? sounds terrific! thanks for writing your blog.

(i too would like the cookbook.)

Anonymous said...

I love spicy food, the spicier the better. This sounds like a great book.

cpullum said...

Would love to win!! I love cookbooks and this one is special!

jenny fowler said...

oh so yummy. my husband would love me to use some of those recipes i'm sure!

Valley Girl Intelligentsia said...

Please enter me in this contest! I love this blog.


Anonymous said...

I read the cookbook stress Cajun and Mexican cuisine....yum! Adding my name to the contest :)

daphne said...

Ohhh I am so wanting this book!
Please enter me, thanks!!

daphnejerkins @ gmail. com

Kristine Michelle said...

Cajun and Mexican are two of my favorites! I love spicy foods!

glutenfreeforgood said...

Hi Rachel,

I just returned from another week in the backcountry (I'm hiking the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango) and found your wonderful gift awaiting me. Thank you so much! "Summer Food" looks to be a wonderful collection of recipes! You're so sweet to send me the book. I love your website, with or without the bonus of a cookbook give-a-way!

Thanks again and best regards,

Stacy said...

I love spicy food and have been tring to eat healthy so this would be great to win.

Theresa N. said...

Thank you love the sauce recipe, sould like to win the cookbook.
Theresa N

SillyLittleLady said...

Please enter me! I'd love to be able to cook my man wonderful, yet healthy recipes!

-Holly P.

deelong said...

Please enter me. IM IN NEED OF SOME LIGHT , healthy and tasty new recipi's. The Canary Islands Mojo Sauce sounds yum! I will give it a try.

ignoramoose said...

And now I'm hungry. Yum!

thanks for the contest. :)

ignoramoose (at) gmail (dot) com