Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Flavor Bible Inspired Recipes and a Cookbook Collection Giveaway

I must own more than 100 cookbooks.  Believe it or not, I have only used recipes out of a few.  I am more likely to look at the pictures and get inspired without ever looking at a recipe.  You think I am weird, don't you!?!?

On the other hand.  My Flavor Bible is never far from my fingertips.  Finding great complimentary flavors or new combinations is always fun.  I even use The Flavor Bible when +Chad is creating a fabulous cocktail for Ladies Night.  What is a great compliment to Raspberry?  LEMON!

The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs.  You have to get one and I know just how you can...

Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter to win The Flavor Bible AND 8 other fabulous cookbooks! 

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Here are a few of the masterpieces that The Flavor Bible has helped me create.  Click on the picture or the link to open in a new window.

Simple Asian Honey Grilled Chicken with Marinade brings together your favorite Asian flavors in this tender and moist easy chicken recipe! Developed using The Flavor Bible.  I was searching for flavors that complimented the sesame oil I wanted to use.  The recipe is a prefect example of the masterpieces you can create with this amazing reference book!

Over a dozen ice pop creations were developed last summer.  The Flavor Bible was an incredible tool to come up with one amazing combination after another.  These Raspberry Lemonade Ice Pops were inspired by my ever fruitful lemon tree and the flavor combination was created after researching The Flavor Bible.  (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM FOR THE RECIPE)
This amazing Saffron Walnut Rice Pilaf was my first masterpiece using the Flavor Bible.  Finding the best flavors to compliment the saffron.  Actually, I didn't even own one yet.  I was calling my bestie +Mary and getting the best matches.  Thankfully, she gifted me one on my birthday.  What a perfect gift.  XO  

I am so excited to announce this giveaway I am participating in with some of my blogging friends.  This fabulous giveaway is going to allow one lucky person to start this new year with a cookbook collection of awesome 9 new cookbooks, that have been hand selected by these wonderful blogs.  They are valued at over $200 dollars! The cookbooks being given away are:

We are sharing The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dorenburg.
Fresh Eggs Daily Blog is sharing Macaroons by Parragon Books
Brighton Park Blog is sharing La Tartine Gourmande: Recipes for an Inspired Life
Katie's Language Cafe  is sharing Mastering the Art of French Cooking, 50th Anniversary Edition by Julia Child
Mad Mad Me  is sharing The Joy Of Cooking, 75th Anniversary Edition
Tikkido Blog is sharing 50 Easy Party Cakes by Debbie Brown
1840 Farm is sharing  Local Flavors by Deborah Madison
Blessed Beyond a Doubt is sharing Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: 700 Great Slow Cooker Recipes
Mindfully Frugal Mom is sharing Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes by Catherine McCord

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The giveaway will end at midnight on January 31st. One winner will be chosen at random to win all 9 cookbooks! Thank you everyone for participating. This really is an amazing cookbook prize package and an awesome selection and I hope that one of our TSRI readers is the winner!


Raspberry Lemonade Yogurt Ice Pops
makes approximately 10 ice pops

¼ cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoons lemon zest (zest of one lemon)
½ cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons juiced)
1 ½ cups plain yogurt
6 ounces fresh raspberries, cleaned (large ones cut in half)

Evenly distribute raspberries between ice pop molds.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine lemon zest and sugar.  Smash lemon zest with a fork until all sugar is coated in lemon.  Add lemon juice and yogurt.  Stir until well combined.

Pour into molds.  Cover with aluminum foil and add sticks.  Freeze for 4-24 hours.



  1. I love that you are enjoying your copy as much as I enjoy mine! The giveaway sounds fantastic. (P.S. Your link-within is perfect matches today!)

  2. That sound like something I could really use! For example, I love rosemary and would love to know more about what would blend with it.

  3. great giveaway! I am always up for a giveaway especially when it comes to a book like this!

  4. Never knew there was such a great cook book!! I could definitely use it!!! This is an exciting give away!! :0)

  5. love to try different recipes and love all cookbooks

  6. Many great giveaways, so there will be many great winners who can enjoy new recipes.

  7. I'm not entering because I have far too many cookbooks already, lol. But the Flavor Bible is an indispensable tool for me. I have it on Kindle and love being able to refer to it on my phone, tablet or laptop!

  8. This sounds like a wonderful tool for creating new recipes!

  9. What a fabulous giveaway, cookbooks are my favorite books!! Nettie

  10. Sounds so great! And with as much meal planning and cooking I am doing for my family, this giveaway is great!

  11. Mind-blowing your blog.I want to share a some writing.The Flavor Bible is a cookbook. It contains a rundown of many ingredients. The creators surveyed many top gourmet experts for guidance on utilizing these ingredients, centering upon their flavor and flavors they match well with. Alongside the rundowns that make up the heft of the book, there are asides and expositions discussing individual ingredients and flavor all in all. Happy X-Mas!!!!


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