Poppy Seeds, Butter and Comfort (Win This Cookbook!)

There’s a cookbook give-away in this post! If you have a family to feed — this is one you’ll want on your bookshelf!  backto butter286


Entry instructions are at the bottom of this post.

We are stretched beyond a reasonable limit of places to go, people to see and things to do, and deadlines to be met. The world isn’t going to stop spinning soon enough… we need nourishment.

But what to fix? Have you reached that point where they have bottomless pits for stomachs, and you can’t make the food fast enough to keep them satisfied? Heaven help you when they bring their friends over — there’s a revolving assembly line on the stove, one pot goes off the burner, and the next one is ready to go back on.

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I’m a little weary of  hearing the words, “I’m still hungry,” after at the end of the meal.

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Maybe in our efforts to be so health-conscious, what we’ve moved too far away from the foods that can do their job — satiate us and provide comfort. When I was asked to review the cookbook, Back to Butter: A Traditional Foods Cookbook – Nourishing Recipes Inspired by Our Ancestors, I reached out my hand and said, “Yes, let me see what you have to offer my hungry family.”

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Our grandmother’s got it right. Feeding men at high noon, around a round Formica-topped table, arms sweaty from baling hay.  She knew how to give them the strength they needed to keep working until sunset. She knew that butter notbackto butter287only provides a good dose of healthy fats, but goes a long way to providing the comfort we need, growing boys need from their food. (Read Mark Bittman’s recent New York Times espousal of all those “no no” foods here)

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I perused through the list of recipes, and this one, Poppy Seed Chicken caught my attention. Casserole-like, based on an old-fashioned recipe that I may have found coming out of Grandma’s oven as a kid. (For a link to the recipe, click here.) 

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It’s delicious — but I can’t really tell if it really quelled their hungry, because my rower ate the whole thing. I’m not sure whether that’s because he was that hungry, or just wanted to keep eating it because it tasted so good.

To win your own copy of this nourishing cookbook, leave me a comment below about how you struggle to get a filling, nourishing meal on your table.

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Giveaway ends June 21, 2014 midnight PST. Open to US residents only.

Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.

You have 72 hours to get back to me with your address after I contact you, otherwise a new winner will be selected.


5 comments to “Poppy Seeds, Butter and Comfort (Win This Cookbook!)”
  1. I try to meal plan as much as I can. It helps a lot with the busy days knowing what I need to defrost in the morning.

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