Cookbook Nook: The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods
Why This Book
As autumn nears, we are drawn outdoors to admire the natural beauty of our planet. Similarly, The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods by Erin Gleeson brims with vibrant images showcasing plants and fresh produce, infusing natural essence into the culinary experience. The author, a skilled photographer, keeps her recipes simple by using photos to list ingredients with few directions. Sections of the book are divided by imagery of forest scenery and cozy windows that will instill a sense of comfort and peace. Like the transition from summer to fall, these recipes offer a welcome mix of refreshing, cool, and cozy warm flavors.
What We’re Trying: Cream Cheese-filled Parmesan Poppers
These cheesy poppers are delicious for serving to friends and family or enjoying on your own. Warm, delicious, and easy to make!
- Only Four Ingredients - Eggs, parmesan, cayenne, and cream cheese are all you’ll need for this easy recipe!
- Great for Hosting - These delicious cheesy poppers will appeal to any guest regardless of age and are an easy appetizer to make just minutes before the party.
- Warm food that won’t heat the kitchen - These poppers are fried for just one minute on the stove, resulting in a warm treat while keeping your living space cool.
- Key Tips - We recommend using a non-stick pot as these parmesan poppers quickly become sticky in the hot oil. The poppers we made were large, which resulted in a longer cooking time. While they were delicious, it is recommended to make smaller ones instead.
Meet the Author
Erin Gleeson grew up on a large apple orchard in California with a vegetable garden large enough to provide produce for their family meals. After graduating, Erin left her family home to become a photographer in New York. In 2011, her boyfriend and future husband accepted a job in California, forcing the couple to move away from New York. While this move initially saddened Erin, she found their new forest cabin in the redwoods offered an excellent opportunity for outdoor photography. She began using only local produce and simple recipes to make colorful meals. Combining these new self-taught cooking skills with her artwork, Erin wrote this cookbook, the first in a series titled “The Forest Feast.” To learn more about Erin, check out her website for cookbook and blog recipes, videos, and much more.