EATS #giveaway with bonus Butternut cake #recipe

Eats Cover ImageLike most people I know, I hate to waste food. However, I’m also really bad about buying too much produce or fruit when I’m grocery shopping and then having some go bad before we can eat it. I’m also a bit of a recipe book junkie, so I couldn’t say no when I was given the opportunity to review Mary Rolph Lamontagne’s EATS: Enjoy All The Seconds.

“Wanting to eat diverse meals but not wanting to waste leftovers are no longer mutually exclusive,” said Mary Rolph Lamontagne. “I wanted to show people how easy it can be to eat well and reduce waste.” EATS is organized in a highly unusual manner: by colour! Each of the fruits and vegetables have a master recipe that you can use for the initial meal, and then you play with that master recipe for the leftovers.

It’s a really interesting concept and there is everything from sides to mains to desserts in every colour you can imagine The book is full of gorgeous photographs, which is key in a recipe book to me because I want to know what the final product should look like, and there are all sorts of tips on how to buy and store your food, as well as how to grow your own and compost the remnants!

You can find out more about Mary on her website Savour and Save. Mary is a native Canadian who has lived in the USA and now in South Africa, and the safari pictures included in EATS are not to be missed! Here’s a teaser recipe for you from her book, which I’m going to try after Thanksgiving with some pumpkin. Keep reading past the recipe and you’ll find the giveaway!

Butternut cake

Serves 10–12

This is similar to a carrot cake, and is wonderfully moist. The glaze on top makes it a perfect afternoon treat with a freshly steeped cup of tea. Roasted pumpkin or carrots may be substituted for the butternut.


  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups roasted butternut (master recipe), mashed
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or raisins and chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F). Grease a springform cake pan.
  2. Beat the oil, sugar and eggs together in a mixing bowl. Add the mashed butternut to the mixture.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt together. Add this to the squash mixture.
  4. Fold in the dried cranberries and chopped nuts, being careful not to overmix. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan and bake in the centre of the oven for 40–50 minutes.

 Lemon glaze


  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • ¼ cup honey


  1. Place all the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. When the cake is baked, remove it from the oven. Using a wooden skewer, poke holes all over the top of the cake and pour the hot glaze over the holes. Leave the cake in the pan for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Serve with some freshly whipped cinnamon cream. To make cinnamon cream, add 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon to every cup of whipping cream and whip into soft peaks.

Master recipe: Roasted butternut

makes 4 cups


  • 4 cups, peeled and cubed butternut
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Place the butternut cubes in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the ginger, cinnamon, seasoning and oil and mix well.
  4. Spread the butternut in a single layer in a flat-bottom baking dish and roast at for 30 minutes, or until soft and done.


One lucky reader will win a copy of  EATS: Enjoy All The Seconds!


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54 Comments on EATS #giveaway with bonus Butternut cake #recipe

  1. Surso S.
    October 9, 2013 at 2:45 PM (4 years ago)

    we like making Turkey Enchiladas with holiday turkey leftovers

  2. Jessibeth Vicenty
    October 9, 2013 at 3:10 PM (4 years ago)

    In our house we do “Sancocho” that’s a puertorrican food, it’s a soup with all left overs (rice, potatoes, meats, corn, everything!) :)
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  3. Shannon Baas
    October 9, 2013 at 5:18 PM (4 years ago)

    I love hash made with leftover roast.

  4. Mary
    October 9, 2013 at 5:38 PM (4 years ago)

    Thank you Stacey for your lovely review of my book EATS:enjoy all the seconds. I hope you get lots of interesting ideas for you and your family to enjoy.

  5. Josie
    October 9, 2013 at 5:49 PM (4 years ago)

    chicken quesadillas

  6. Sunshine G
    October 9, 2013 at 7:52 PM (4 years ago)

    Shepherd’s pie!

  7. Juie G.
    October 9, 2013 at 8:16 PM (4 years ago)

    Homemade soup is fantastic made with leftovers.

  8. Lisa H
    October 9, 2013 at 11:01 PM (4 years ago)

    My favourite recipe is spaghetti sauce with leftover veggies and meats.

  9. marian boll
    October 9, 2013 at 11:29 PM (4 years ago)

    Stew leftovers are so much better the next daiy

  10. Maegan Morin
    October 10, 2013 at 4:53 PM (4 years ago)

    My favorite leftovers recipe is a ham casserole :D

  11. Wanda Bergman
    October 10, 2013 at 5:56 PM (4 years ago)

    I like to put everything together in a soup pot.

  12. Mer
    October 10, 2013 at 8:35 PM (4 years ago)

    Soup is my favorite way to use bits of this and that veggie, plus whatever meat I have around.

  13. elizamatt
    October 10, 2013 at 10:38 PM (4 years ago)

    we usually use up leftovers in wraps with sour cream and a little grated cheese

  14. Marlene V.
    October 10, 2013 at 11:58 PM (4 years ago)

    stir fry

  15. Julia
    October 11, 2013 at 5:40 AM (4 years ago)

    My hubby makes frittatas out of leftovers.

  16. roger simmons
    October 12, 2013 at 8:38 PM (4 years ago)

    I like making Chicken Sandwiches from Chicken leftovers

  17. Debra Lee
    October 15, 2013 at 12:24 AM (4 years ago)

    Meatloaf Sandwiches!

  18. Carly B.
    October 16, 2013 at 8:16 PM (4 years ago)

    If I have left over chicken or veges I throw them in a baking pan with some type of sauce and bake it…

  19. Christine
    October 16, 2013 at 10:20 PM (4 years ago)

    a stir fry

  20. Samorjj
    October 17, 2013 at 2:18 AM (4 years ago)

    Shephard’s pie

  21. amber y
    October 17, 2013 at 8:39 PM (4 years ago)

    I love making sandwiches and stews with leftovers.

  22. Angela Mitchell
    October 18, 2013 at 1:36 AM (4 years ago)

    I make a lot of sandwiches with leftovers.

  23. Jonnie
    October 19, 2013 at 11:46 PM (4 years ago)

    I love to make sandwiches with turkey leftovers

  24. Heather B
    October 20, 2013 at 2:13 AM (4 years ago)

    Chicken N Bows

  25. F.M
    October 20, 2013 at 10:27 AM (4 years ago)

    sandwiches- turkey or chicken

  26. Daniel M
    October 20, 2013 at 9:28 PM (4 years ago)

    soup with whatever meat and veggies

  27. Jackee
    October 21, 2013 at 2:49 AM (4 years ago)

    I make fried rice with left over veggies.

  28. andie
    October 21, 2013 at 1:12 PM (4 years ago)

    Some sort of shepherd’s pie. Everything IN!!

  29. Melanie
    October 21, 2013 at 1:28 PM (4 years ago)

    I love making shepherd’s pie with leftover meat and potatoes.

  30. Mihaela Day
    October 21, 2013 at 1:57 PM (4 years ago)

    I like making stir fried rice with leftovers :)

  31. SueSueper Sue
    October 21, 2013 at 7:24 PM (4 years ago)

    I like to make Fried rice with leftover chicken/turkey or beef.

  32. Nicole
    October 21, 2013 at 7:31 PM (4 years ago)

    Stew with whatever protein we have leftover.

  33. Samantha
    October 21, 2013 at 9:03 PM (4 years ago)

    I love to make veggie wraps with left over roasted veggies!

  34. Chris Marie
    October 21, 2013 at 9:12 PM (4 years ago)

    My favorite is potato patties with leftover mashed potatoes!

  35. Kristen Allen
    October 21, 2013 at 10:36 PM (4 years ago)

    Hash with leftover stew meat.

  36. Avery
    October 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM (4 years ago)

    Chicken soup with the left over roasted chicken.

  37. Carmen S
    October 22, 2013 at 12:15 PM (4 years ago)

    With leftover taco meat I like to make what my family calls “taco goop”, which is basically taco meat, lettuce, cheese, cool ranch Doritos and Italian dressing all mixed together, it tastes much better then it sounds!

  38. Michelle Kafka
    October 22, 2013 at 2:19 PM (4 years ago)

    I have entered your fab giveaway.
    With leftovers, I like to make stir-fry, and turkey sandwiches.
    It would be awesome to win a copy of Eats.
    Thanks for the chance. :)

  39. natasha severson
    October 22, 2013 at 2:31 PM (4 years ago)

    i love to make what my family calls goolash.. they absolutely love it.. i just throw a little of this and a little of that…

  40. Lisa Ferris
    October 22, 2013 at 2:43 PM (4 years ago)

    I make some great casseroles!

  41. susan smoaks
    October 22, 2013 at 3:14 PM (4 years ago)

    i like to make a meatloaf with leftover hamburgers

  42. Karine
    October 22, 2013 at 4:36 PM (4 years ago)

    Hot chicken with chicken leftovers

  43. Joy Q
    October 22, 2013 at 4:48 PM (4 years ago)

    I like making soups with my leftovers


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