It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey. Want a good book to read? Stop by and see what’s new in the world of literature!

Another amazing weekend! Not only did I get to go to my favorite trail for my long run, but I also went to NYC to watch the half marathon. Members of the American Olympic running team, Meb Keflezighi and Kara Goucher, participated as well as other amazing runners from around the world.

We got front row spots right along the finishing chute and were able to see the runners sprint (SPRINT!) past us then run back within touching distance with the flag of their countries draped across their shoulders in a victory jog. Incredible. I felt a runner’s high just from watching. 😀

I have to admit, I’ve been too distracted by bright and shiny cookbooks to finish any of the novels I posted last week. I love cooking and I wanted to integrate more seasonal ingredients into my dishes and find more fun vegetarian recipes to try. Here are some of the books I picked up this week:

  Bean by Bean by Crescent Dragonwagon – First, this cookbook might sound a little gassy, but it is chock filled with dips and stews and salads that are filled with healthy goodness that look and sound delicious! Second, how can you not read a book by someone named Crescent Dragonwagon? I mean, really.

  Cooking Light: Cooking Through the Seasons – A perfect start to more seasonal cooking, this cookbook offers a wide selection of dishes that make use of the freshest ingredients in every season. While this book offers a selection of meat based meals, it also has recipes like Roasted Baby Spring Vegetables and Banana-Rum-Coconut Cookies. Yum!

Farmstead Chef by John Ivanko & Lisa Kivirist – Highlighting foods that can be homegrown or farm fresh, the authors are the owners of the Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast and want to bring their passion for eco-friendly foods to people everywhere. This cookbook has recipes from pancakes to breads to pizza, pasta and sandwiches.

  Welcome to Claire’s by Claire Criscuolo – A collection of favorite recipes from Claire’s Corner Copia, a vegetarian restaurant in New Haven, CT. Some of the 350 recipes include: Spicy Thai Sunflower Noodles, Summer Tomato and Basil Quiche, and Grilled Cheese Florentine. I may need to run to the grocery store soon!

Despite all the healthy, fresh ingredients found in the pages above, all this food makes me happy I run regularly! 🙂

Happy reading!

  1. Wow! The cookbooks look FABULOUS!! Yummo! 🙂

    Happy reading this week!

    The Brunette Librarian’s It’s Monday! Post

  2. I am jealous that you have been out running! The weekend here was beautiful but I was out of town and did not get to get in it… then today I ran from one thing to the next. I hate being that busy.

    The bean book looks wonderful!

  3. Monday Reads for me would be Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus. It’s waaaay different

    • I read that recently and loved it! Kind of a modern day fairy tale. You’re right though, it was different from other books I’ve read. In a good way for me though! 🙂

  4. There’s nothing like watching the elites at the front of a race to inspire you to go for a run.

    I recently acquired a bean recipe book myself and Boston Beans has since become a household favourite, much to the annoyance of my colleagues.


    • shelleyrae @ Book’d Out
    • March 20th, 2012

    Love the covers of those cookbooks!

    Thanks for stopping by Book’d Out earlier. Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

  5. I used to collect cookbooks. I loved going through them. But since I never evolved into a cook, I gave them away and threw the older ones out.

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