Monday, April 17, 2017

Dinner Changing the Game

Dinner Changing the Game, A Cookbook
Most of the time I enjoy preparing our meals but let’s face it every once in a while it feels like a chore. I think this happens to me most when I’m not really excited about the ingredients or the recipe. When I start feeling like this I know it’s time to pull out the cookbooks. I recently received Melissa Clark’s new cookbook, “Dinner Changing the Game”. In this dinner book she pulls together great ingredients to create amazing flavor combinations. Each recipe has a great balance of flavor without requiring significant investments in time and most of the ingredients are easily accessible at your local supermarket. In Melissa’s intro she talks about the struggle of what we think a proper meal should be and what we actually want to cook and eat for dinner. This really resonated with me as I think that is the real cause of why some meal preparations can feel like a chore.

Fish Tacos with Red Cabbage, Jalapeno and Lime Slaw
As you page through her cookbook you come across recipes like Vietnamese Ginger chicken, Kimchi pork chops with kale, seared sausage and rhubarb with swiss chard and warm squid salad. From the fish and seafood chapter I prepared the fish tacos with red cabbage, jalapeno and lime slaw. The fish was broiled with cumin, chili powder and olive oil and then wrapped in warm tortillas and topped with the slaw, avocado slices and a lime crema. These little tacos packed a wallop of flavor and I will be making these again and again especially when we are in Oregon.

Beautiful photography, descriptive narratives and more than 200 all-new recipes make this cookbook a delightful read and must have for the home cook. I would definitely recommend, “Dinner Changing the Game” for anyone that enjoys a meal that is satisfying and full of flavor.

“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”

Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

35 comments:

  1. The tacos look and sound delicious, Cheri! And the cookbook sounds great for the next time I'm in a cooking rut. Have a great week!

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  2. I love Melissa Clark recipes so I know I'd love this book. What a great idea for a cookbook!

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    1. I have another one of her cookbooks and it is one of my most treasured ones.

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  3. Vietnamese Ginger Chicken brings back memories of my Christmas HOLIDAY!! We went to Vietnam!! And we took a cooking class and made ginger chicken and it was SOOOOOOOO good!

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    1. oh that sounds like a special trip, I've always wanted to do that. Thanks Gigi!

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  4. These fish tacos look so inviting! People say don't judge a book by its cover..well, I certainly would go grab that book simply because of that cover :-))

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    1. I thought the cover was beautiful too Angie! and there are so many recipes I have bookmarked to try later. thanks Angie!

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  5. Thanks for sharing about the cookbook...the fish tacos look delicious...
    Have a wonderful week ahead Cheri :)

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    1. Thanks Juliana, it is a great cookbook and I will be packing it up and taking it to Oregon with me.

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  6. Hi Cheri,
    The fish tacos look yummy. Yeah agree, sometimes preparing meals is a like chore ... Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great week ahead!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Karen, yes sometimes it's even nice to have a bowl of cereol for dinner. Take care!

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  7. Another fabulous cookbook for me to investigate! I adore fish tacos and it sound like these are my favorite kind of dinner recipes. Thanks Cheri - hope you had a lovely Easter!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, yes we did have a wonderful Easter, goes by so fast.

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  8. Those tacos sound fabulous!! I am usually uninspired when it comes to dinner---I'm in a rut again, so may need this cookbook for some new ideas :)

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    1. I live Melissa Clark's cookbooks and the way she presents her meals, very approachable.

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  9. This cookbook sounds very exciting and I think worth checking out! Fabulous tacos! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Peggy, the tacos were fabulous and a great way to use up extra fish.

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  10. I'm always interested in time-saving deliciousness. Dinner Changing the Game certainly fits the bill. Your fish tacos look fantabulous!

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  11. The kimchi pork chops have given me some inspiration for what to make when we get home. Great review Cheri.

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    1. Don't those sound amazing Tandy, can't wait to make them myself.

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  12. Cooking ruts are the worst. I think we all need inspiration, especially if the ingredients are the same old same old...Need to check out this book. Fabulous tacos.

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    1. Thanks, it is a fantastic book, Melissa Clark is one of my favorites.

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  13. Always enjoy reading Clark in the NYT. Haven't seen her book yet -- I should look it up, sounds excellent. Thanks!

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    1. I enjoy the NYT food section as well. Dinner is a wonderful book, I have so many of the recipes bookmarked. Thanks John!

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  14. I like Melissa Clark's recipes, too. These fish taco sounds delicious. Better try out soon.

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    1. Thank you Holly, appreciate you stopping by.

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  15. I have enjoyed many recipes from Melissa Clark. She is a wonderful cook. I may have to buy another cookbook. This is a great review Cheri and the fish tacos look delicious.

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    1. Thanks Gerlinde, her newest cookbookn is wonderful

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  16. Those tacos look great. I love books that are full of so many new ideas like this!

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    1. Thanks Caroline, this is a great cookbook, love the way she cooks.

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    2. This sounds like a great book. Sounds like one I should check out!

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    3. Dinner is a great cookbook, I love the way Melissa Clark cooks

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  17. I have heard so many good reviews of this book! I love Melissa's column in the New York Times, so I really must get this soon! Hope you're having a beautiful weekend!

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