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Harvest Kale Salad with Roasted Acorn Squash, Toasted Hazelnuts, and Apple-Cinnamon Vinaigrette {Let Them Eat Kale Cookbook Giveaway}

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Harvest Kale Salad with Roasted Acorn Squash, Toasted Hazelnuts, and Apple-Cinnamon Dressing

From first bite, I’ve always been a kale-lover, but that might be because the first time I had it I was an adult. (My mom has a serious dislike of all leafy greens so she literally never made them – not once! – for my sister and I growing up. But don’t worry, we weren’t veggie-deprived! She was still of the strict belief that every meal should include a vegetable.) (more…)

Seriously Delish by Jessica Merchant {Cookbook Review and Giveaway}

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Seriously Delish

If you’ve been waiting as excitedly as I have for Jessica’s (How Sweet It Is) cookbook to be released, you’re probably in how-sweet-it-is-heaven right now. For those of you who don’t have her book yet, just know that if you like her blog, you’ll adore her cookbook! (more…)

Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet {Cookbook Launch and a Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker Giveaway}

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet

Are you a crockpot/slow cooker user? Whether you are or not, you probably will want to be by the end of this post! Grab a drink or snack and settle in because this post is a long one and you do not want to miss out! (more…)

Book Review: One Simple Change by Winnie Abramson {And a Few Healthy Breakfast Ideas}

Friday, July 25th, 2014

One Simple Change

I know a lot of people who think perfectionism is a good thing.

(Perfectionists always seem to be on top of their game…they never have to use the excuse that the dog ate their homework and never wonder whether they’ll be late for an appointment or a deadline because they’re always early.)

But being a perfectionist can also mean being way too hard on yourself, to the point where a small mistake becomes a big deal. And sometimes, if life doesn’t go exactly as planned, it’s a source of undue stress. For example, extra traffic en route to an appointment that makes you 20 minutes late wrecks your day, or a single bite of cake sabotages your whole diet.

I speak from experience when I say that perfectionism is both a blessing and a curse. (more…)

Pina Colada Chicken Recipe {Plus Paleo Eating and a Review of Melissa Joulwan’s Well Fed 2 Cookbook}

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Pina Colada Chicken

I remember having a discussion with a friend a few years ago (before paleo was a household word) about the paleo way of eating. She was telling me about a friend of a friend who had converted three months ago and claimed to “feel great and be in the best shape of her life”. (more…)

Probiotic Arnold Palmer Recipe {And a Q&A with Delicious Probiotic Drinks Cookbook Author Julia Mueller}

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Probiotic Arnold Palmer

Probiotic Arnold Palmer

So friends, have you hopped on the kombucha bandwagon yet?

I jumped on so hard I feel like I could be riding shotgun. (more…)

Healthy Quick Chicken Korma Recipe & Review of The Cooking Doctor’s Series of Heart-Healthy Mini Cookbooks

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

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What keeps you coming back to a food blog?

The recipes…the blogger’s personality or style…or maybe the pretty pictures?

Probably all of the above. (more…)

Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola Bars Recipe {And a Review of The Yummy Mummy Kitchen Cookbook}

Monday, August 19th, 2013

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Marina (aka Yummy Mummy) has mastered the art of cooking with a few top-quality ingredients in such a way that when combined, their simplicity transforms into something complex and unexpected.

Yummy Mummy recipes are uncomplicated and unpretentious, yet absolutely elegant in their simplicity, making them perfect for both a weeknight meal with the family, as well as a formal dinner for a special occasion. Marina’s cookbook, The Yummy Mummy Kitchen, is one of the prettiest cookbooks I’ve seen in a while and I’m excited to share my thoughts on it with you!

Let’s dive right into the recipes. (more…)

Mangia Children’s Cookbooks Review & Giveaway

Friday, August 16th, 2013

This post is sponsored by Mangia! children’s recipe books.

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Shells Bolognaise – the whole family loved this dish!

We all know cooking with your kids is important for so many reasons…but how many of us actually take the time to really get our kids involved in cooking as often as we’d like to?

There are a million reasons not to: soccer practice, a scouts meeting, the baby is sick, you’d have to run to the grocery store first, or even just the fact that it’s nearing the end of a busy day and you’re beat and take-out is sounding pretty darn good. Even so, despite every reason not to cook with your child there is an even more important reason to do so: it’s one of the most important skills you’ll ever teach them and one of the deepest passions you’ll instill in them. Marilyn Cappellino, author of the children’s book series Mangia! makes it easy. (more…)

Roasted Vegetable Crustless Quiche with Basil & Pine Nuts {Cuisine Nicoise Cookbook Giveaway}

Friday, August 9th, 2013

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There are certain recipes you see that you expect to have certain ingredients just from reading the title.

Like macaroni and cheese. I always expect macaroni, and I always expect cheese…but that’s not necessarily true. Take cauliflower “macaroni” and vegan “cheese”; true it doesn’t taste exactly like the original, but still, it’s macaroni and cheese-ish and delicious anyway.

Or fudge. I hear the word fudge and my mind goes to chocolate. But flavors like cappuccino, cinnamon bun, and peanut butter show that isn’t the case. Chocolate obviously doesn’t have to be included in a fudge-like confection for it to be tasty.

And then there’s quiche. When I think of quiche, I inevitably think of buttery pastry and loads of cheese…a rich dish, made even richer by a splash or two of cream. This quiche took away my preconceived ideas about what quiche is. (more…)

Hello! I’m Faith and I write An Edible Mosaic. This is my recipe collection of international favorites and updated American classics, with an emphasis on seasonal dishes. I focus on real foods that sustain body and mind, bring people together, and make a house a home. Welcome to my mosaic of recipes.

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