Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Miraval’s Sweet and Savory Cooking by Justin Cline Macy and Kim Macy, Hay House

Miraval Resort and Spa Chef’s Justin and Kim Macy have collaborated on a cookbook with delicious recipes to be created at home. The foreward is penned by Michael Tompkins, CEO, Miraval Resort and Spa, “…a sweet and savory balance between the chefs on a personal level, too…Justin Cline Macy is Miraval’s executive chef, and Kim Macy is the pastry chef—and they’re husband and wife.”He also states, “Justin looks for ways to reduce added oil,…..Kim chooses to use smaller amounts of rich ingredients…”

The Chefs give their secret ingredients they like to use. Kim, “fresh seasonal berries”, and Justin, “Miraval’s balsamic reduction.”  They belive some of the best equipment used in any kitchen is: blenders, coffee griners, cutting boards, fine mesh strainers and fish spatula to name a few. Their recipe book is divided into six sections with delectable sounding dishes. I picked a few recipes from each section:

Kim’s Breakfast Treats, Quick Breads, and Yeast Breads: Rosemary, Garlic, and Honey Focaccia; Lemon-Glazed Blueberry Scones
Justin’s Soups, Salads, and Appetizers: Scallops with Lemon Vinaigrette and Frisee; Roasted Baby Beet Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing
Justin’s Main Dishes: Spice-Rubbed Chicken Breasts with Fresh Fruit Salsa; Sear Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Chipotle Sauce
Miraval Basics, Accents, and Side Dishes: Balsamic-Onion Relish; Parmesan-Sage Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Kim’s Cookies, Bars, and Baked Goods: Coconut Lime Bars; Mint Chocolate Macaroons
Kim’s Cakes, Custards, and Other Desserts: Tiramisu Torte; Low-Fat Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake; Meringue Tartlet Crusts

I recommend this cookbook for everyone who loves to cook. This would be a great addition to enhance your culinary skills.

I received this book free from Hay House Publications for this review.

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