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.

 Ingredients

  • 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

 Directions

  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

Ingredients

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

 Directions

  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

Ingredients

  • 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

 Directions

  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.

Photobucket

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

Photobucket

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

    Reply
  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!) :)
    Jessibeth Vicenty recently posted..Decoraciones De Halloween

    Reply
  3. Shannon Baas
    October 9, 2013 at 5:18 PM (4 years ago)

    I love hash made with leftover roast.

    Reply
  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.

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

    chicken quesadillas

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

    Shepherd’s pie!

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

    Homemade soup is fantastic made with leftovers.

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

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

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

    Stew leftovers are so much better the next daiy

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

    My favorite leftovers recipe is a ham casserole :D

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

    I like to put everything together in a soup pot.

    Reply
  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.

    Reply
  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

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

    stir fry
    Enelram

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

    My hubby makes frittatas out of leftovers.

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

    I like making Chicken Sandwiches from Chicken leftovers

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

    Meatloaf Sandwiches!

    Reply
  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…

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

    a stir fry

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

    Shephard’s pie

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

    I love making sandwiches and stews with leftovers.

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

    I make a lot of sandwiches with leftovers.

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

    I love to make sandwiches with turkey leftovers

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

    Chicken N Bows

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

    sandwiches- turkey or chicken

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

    soup with whatever meat and veggies

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

    I make fried rice with left over veggies.

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

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

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

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

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

    I like making stir fried rice with leftovers :)

    Reply
  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.

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

    Stew with whatever protein we have leftover.

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

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

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

    My favorite is potato patties with leftover mashed potatoes!

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

    Hash with leftover stew meat.

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

    Chicken soup with the left over roasted chicken.

    Reply
  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!

    Reply
  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. :)

    Reply
  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…

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

    I make some great casseroles!

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

    i like to make a meatloaf with leftover hamburgers

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

    Hot chicken with chicken leftovers

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

    I like making soups with my leftovers

    Reply

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge