Putting food together is an art like everything else in life. However, when made with fresh ingredients it is truly a masterpiece. As the creator of one of my favorite blogs, Steamy Kitchen, Jaden Hair knows how to turn Asian food into a beautiful masterpiece. Not only are her recipes beautiful, but they are also fresh and healthy. Jaden’s new cookbook, Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites, is no different. The recipes and the photography are breathtaking.
Jaden shows us how to prepare Asian recipes that many of us love to order in restaurants but could never imagine making at home. Since the first time I opened this cookbook, I could not wait to get cooking. It was so hard to decide which recipe to start with, but my love for Cod kept bringing me back to page 151… Miso Cod. It is a simple recipe with lots of flexibility- this is exactly how I love my recipes, since I have a hard time following strict instructions.
It is so true that we eat with our eyes, and the photography in Steamy Kitchens Healthy Asian Favorites will have you drooling from the minute you pick it up. With the exception of one photo, Jaden shot every single recipe in the cookbook. It is truly a work of art. Let me just apologize now… my photos don’t do this cookbook any justice.
I have had the pleasure of breaking bread with Jaden at her home when she gathered friends together for a fun Pig Roast. I was amazed and admittedly a little bit jealous by her beautiful surroundings. Since leaving Portugal as a little girl, I have longed to have fresh eggs in the morning from the chicken coop and to pick my own vegetables. The idea of living on a five acre homestead and living off the land is a current dream of mine but a reality for Jaden and her family.
Doesn’t Jaden look like a pro cutting into the perfectedly roasted pork? Let me tell you, I was impressed! You can not imagine how juicy the pork meat was.
These lucky chickens have the most beautiful chicken coop I have ever seen. It was built by Scott, Jaden’s husband, and it is truly a 5 star resort.
What a great way to end a beautiful day shared with friends, great food and lots of laughs! Thank you for the inspiration Jaden!
We are so excited to be featuring recipes from Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites around the family table this week. Join the Sunday Supper Team along with Jaden Hair this Sunday at 7pm Eastern Time on twitter. Jljust follow the #SundaySupper hashtag. We are giving away 20 copies of Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites Cookbook. You don’t want to miss this week’s #SundaySupper Event!
Here is the list of #SundaySupper Contributors who will be giving away a copy of Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites Cookbook and the recipes they will be sharing:
Tofu-Mushroom Miso Soup
Crispy Rice Patties
Thai Larb Lettuce Chicken Cups
Sake Steamed Mussels
Salmon Honey Teriyaki
Korean Beef Bites
We are sharing more Steamy Kitchen inspired recipes. The following Sunday Supper Contributors are joining us with some of their favorite recipes from the Steamy Kitchen website:
- Kung Pao Chicken by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Prime Rib Roast with Miso au jus by The Urban Mrs.
- Kickin’ Tequila Shrimp by Gourmet Drizzles
- Korean Beef Rice Bowl by Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
- Pan Fried Shrimp and Pork Fried Potstickers by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- Shrimp Curry by Ninja Baking
Here is how to enter to win a copy of Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites: You must do both, #1 and #2, to have an eligible entry:
- Tell me what your favorite Asian dish is in a comment below – AND – with your twitter handle in the comment. Comment must be posted by 8pm Eastern time today (Sunday, March 10, 2013).
- Join in the conversation during the live #SundaySupper chat on twitter from 7 to 8pm Eastern Time today (Sunday, March 10, 2013). Your tweet(s) must contain the#SundaySupper hashtag.
The winner will be chosen randomly from the eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email. Note: Giveaway open for United States residents only. Contest ends on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 8pm Eastern Time.
I was provided with a copy of Steamy Kitchen’s healthy asian favorites for my review. All opinions are my own.