on cooking



the other day i was in a bookstore and i snatched up the above Donna Hay - Instant Cook cookbook. the images are divine, the recipes easy but seem flavorful. here's more images from the book

donna hay

i like to cook "big meals", but often falter on the day to day cooking. i am hoping that this book will help me out a bit.

but really, i am so lucky. my husband loves to cook. he cooks all weekend long. breakfasts and dinners. it's so wonderful. i feel totally spoiled - he marches out of the kitchen and hands me giant plates of food. he's always trying new recipes and recreating old favorites.... here's what he made for breakfast yesterday!

breakfast by D

build your own breakfast burrito....

so... in a very few minutes i'll be picking up lisa and wilfredo. we are meeting to talk about our show this summer together [so excited about this !!] lisa just turned 40 and i have her present for her :)

tonka would like to thank all you [lovely ladies is what he's calling you] for all the well wishes. he's doing much better and isn't giving me the i'm in an e-collar death stare....

and i have 2 studio visits this week. yikes. lots going on..... more on all of this shortly....

happy monday

Comments

UNIFORM Studio said…
lucky you -a husband that cooks! Mine is a wonderful baker...but that's not so good for my waistline:)
Have fun with Lisa today -and happy Monday.
xo
sandra said…
happy monday to you too, all my best to lisa and wilfredo as well. that breakfast...!!
anne said…
hi lisa,

donna hay is my food / styling / cookbook-heroine! i so adore her books. i have cooking for guests (don't know the english title) from her; that book is so beautiful it almost hurts.

sending you energy for your studio visits next week !!
cheers from anne.
Kathleen said…
so glad to hear Tonka is on the mend.
That breakfast looks amazing. A husband who cooks...you two wouldn't be interesting in adopting (me) would you? hehe.
have fun with lisa & wilfredo. can't wait to see what you two cook up for your show!
wendy said…
i just picked up mark bittman's cookbook at the advice of bri - and its fabulous. I also am not so great in the kitchen, love baking, but usually my other half cooks too, lately he's been working crazy hours so I am trying to pick up the cooking slack.
xoxo
crust station said…
Lucky you! i love a man who cooks :)
What an incredible breakfast! Mmm
tiel said…
love donna hay cookbooks for both adults and kids.
happy cooking and eating
muertoderisa said…
i HIGHLY suggest reading "my life in france" which is julia child's memoir. it is so, so, so inspiring for cooking that you may drop everything and run to the kitchen! :)
my key for cooking during the week is easy. do you eat meat? i am working on writing up a recipe for a yummy asian style stir fry i make with chicken and bok choy (although it would probably work with tofu too). julia has inspired me to try and write up some of the recipes i've made up myself. the challenge for the stir fry is writing up the sauce...
melissa s. said…
yum! i vote for a guest blog post from your sweet hubby to share his cooking secrets! wink! hugs to tonka!
bugheart said…
a partner
that cooks
is a very
very good thing
but does
that mean
we have to clean?
off to check
out the cookbook,
perhaps
grub
will cook
something out
of it for me?
xo
alyssa said…
That breakfast looks amazing! What a sweetheart cook you have!
sarah said…
snap!
i have this one too, your breakfast looks amazing, hope the studio visit was wonderful...
andrea (scout) said…
the photography in donna hay's books gets me every time. her entertaining book is marvelous too.

i love that you have a culinary phenom in residence. aaron might be an official chef boyardee, but with the late nights and long hours, i find it reeaallly hard not to be jealous of his well-fed customers. :)

have fun with lisa, and give tonka's cone-wearing head a smooch for me!
julie said…
Oh we may have to have a few recipes from hubby - how lovely that he spoils you!!

And a joint show with lisa!!!its good to be busy with good stuff :) xx
shari said…
the donna hay cookbook looks amazing. your husband sounds like t. i'm usually the baker but i'm going to work on preparing a full meal in the next few weeks. have fun with lisa! xo
Jessica said…
this book looks so inviting! I love how bright and bold the pictures are. Definitely makes you want to cook something immediately.

We should chat soon about shiny squirrel!

http://www.theshinysquirrel.com
Di said…
I may have to go and look for that cookbook - even the photos look great! Oh to have someone to cook for me!!
j said…
glad your pup is doing well
lisa s said…
hee! i'm so glad to see so many other donna hay fans.... and yes... i'm so lucky to have such a cook

kathleen... come on over....

risa... thanks for the tip

bug.. yes i have to clean, but i'm ok w/ that....

jessica... YES we do need to chat!

thanks all....
gracia said…
So... hungry... now.... I've.... seen ... that. I really must pull myself away from this screen and go and prepare a little feast.
take care, you and pup,
g xo
amisha said…
oooh... i miss e's cooking SO much! i am like you, i like to cook a big spread but for day-to-day cooking i am a mess. too many gardenburgers! e is doing big crockpot stews + daals on the weekends and eating them throughout the week... i need to learn from this! or i can just wait for him to visit and cook... hee hee :)
xox

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