30 May Win This Cookbook: Ripe
As a registered dietitian, it’s no surprise that I encourage my clients and family members to eat plenty of fruits and veggies. Some of the issues I find my clients have when it comes to eating more fruits and veggies are that they’re bored or unsure of how to cook new ones. If you find the same fruits and veggies on your weekly shopping list or you just don’t have a clue what to do with a persimmon, then you want to check out this fantastic new cookbook RIPE: A fresh, colorful approach to fruits and vegetables. Then enter for your chance to win your very own copy.
Ripe is a unique cookbook containing 75 recipes with 150 unbelievable photographs. Not only is it a great addition to your cookbook collection, it’s a perfect coffee table book that you can’t put down (can you tell how much I love my copy?).
The cookbook is a collaboration between author and food writer Cheryl Sternman Rule and award-winning food photographer Paulette Phlipot. As you flip through the pages, the beautiful photographs and the simple quirky tips provided make you feel inspired and excited about trying a new fruit or vegetable. When it comes to produce I encourage a lot of variety in color to maximize health benefits. This cookbook shows you how this can easily be accomplished.
The recipes are interesting and appetizing, yet simple enough even for the novice chef. The grilled pineapple kabob recipe below is a perfect dessert or snack for BBQ season.
Grilled Five-Spice Pineapple Kabobs
Recipe courtesy of Cheryl Sternman Rule
1 pineapple (preferably “Gold”), peeled, cored, and cut lengthwise into sixths
6 skewers (if wooden, presoak for 30 minutes)
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 ½ teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
Cracked black pepper, optional
Preheat a clean grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
Cut each pineapple spear into 6 chunks. Thread 6 chunks flat onto each skewer, leaving some space between each piece. Set on a baking sheet.
Brush all sides with canola oil and sprinkle with five-spice powder. Rub any oil or spices that fell onto the baking sheet back onto the fruit.
Grill until dark grill marks appear, turning two or three times, about 8 minutes total.
Enter to Win!
I am giving away to one lucky commenter copy of RIPE.
Enter in the comments for your chance to win. Tell me “Which fruit or veggie is on your list to try this summer?”
The contest begins 8:00 AM EST today, and ends on Thursday 5/31/12 at 3:00 PM EST. You may only comment once to be considered and don’t need to purchase anything to win. Be sure to include your email address in the “Email” field when posting your comment so I can let you know if you won. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win.
Find Cheryl @sternmanrule and Paulette @PaulettePhlipot on twitter and use the hashtag #ripecookbook to join the conversation. You can also visit their websites http://cherylsternmanrule.com and http://p3images.com.