You know those invaluable cookbooks that live on your bench and have been dog-eared dozens of times with food stains and marks found on almost every page? This new Homegrown Kitchen Cookbook by Nicola Galloway has already become that for me after only mere weeks of having it in my possession. The love and effort put into this book by Nicola is so obvious throughout and her passion for cooking good food is infectious. This is a book I feel fortunate to have and a book that far exceeds any expectations I had prior to receiving it.
When I started on my journey into gut health and healing foods 5 years ago the Homegrown Kitchen blog by Nicola Galloway was one of my staple resources. It is still one of my favourite food blogs today and I use it on a weekly basis. Nicola’s way of cooking is beautifully honest and accessible. Her recipes are healthy, hearty and most of all DELICIOUS (definitely need all caps there). It is hugely exciting to see this amazing knowledge along with so many new recipes compiled into a sturdy hard-cover book.
This cookbook is a wonderful collection of everyday recipes that are not only inspiring, but also simple to make and use inexpensive ingredients that are easy to source. I have made a dozen or more recipes from this book several times already, including the no-knead super seeded sourdough (pictured), lacto-fermented beetroot pickle, labneh, rustic sourdough, yogurt scones and sourdough crumpets. This cookbook is more than just yummy recipes. It is a fantastic resource in which you can find recipes that I guarantee will become staples in your daily food-making. Nicola also includes in-depth but easy-to-follow instructions on basics like sourdough, yogurt-making, and fermentation as well as dozens of recipes which show you how to use these essential basics in every day cooking and baking. This is a perfect book for anyone, whether a beginner in the kitchen or a skilled foodie.
GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED, THANK YOU
Nicola has kindly gifted a cookbook to be offered in a giveaway to one of my blog readers. I will also be including a naturally dyed tote bag and two x 100gm skeins of naturally dyed DK weight alpaca/merino yarn to go with the book in the giveaway (foodies and textile addicts unite!). I am happy to cover the cost to ship around the world, so please feel free to enter the giveaway no matter where you are!
To enter the draw, just leave a comment below. I will draw the winner at random in the weekend, so you have until Friday 12th May, 8pm (NZ time) to enter.
The lucky winner is Alice! Thank you to all for entering and for your lovely comments!