FIVE by Rachel de Thample – Recipe Book Giveaway

R e a d e r   G i v e a w a y!

Ruby Chard, Shitake Mushroom & Chestnut Tart | Selma's TableWin a copy of FIVE by Rachel de Thample!

Ever since my son, Jake, began weaning, I have instinctively incorporated more fruits and vegetables into our diet. I always make sure to include at least three fruits/vegetables at meals – usually more if I can. For instance the other day we had a stir fry of shredded white cabbage, cavalo nero, ruby chard, kale tops, leeks and red onion with some salmon. This is why Rachel de Thample latest recipe book, FIVE which I reviewed last week, appeals so much to me

She shows you how easy it is to eat well and deliciously.  The book is full of varied, accessible and delicious recipes that will have you packing away fruits and vegetables without any effort at all. There is a very useful double page spread listing fruits and vegetables and their portion sizes and the headnotes clearly state how many portions are in each recipe. And the recipes! There isn’t a single one which I wouldn’t make – from creative breakfast truffles and clever muffins to galettes, latkes, stunning salads, hearty soups, curries, pastries, cakes, puddings, sorbets. These are some of the recipes – Mexican Roast Pumpkin Soup with Lime; Lemony Scrambled Eggs with Indian Spiced Spinach and Mushrooms; Sassy Cherry and Watercress Salad with Crushed Pistachios; Athenian Rissoles with Pavlos’ Sauce; Summer Veg Patch Gumbo with Chorizo and Crab; Honeyed Aubergine, Feta and Walnut Borek; Honey Blossom Peaches; Mulled Figs with Mascarpone…doesn’t it all sound delicious?

I have one copy to give away to a lucky reader!

All you have to do is follow my blog via email (if you don’t already) and leave a comment below describing one of your favourite vegetable dishes – one of my favourites is  griddled courgette/zuchinni slices, tossed with basil or mint, lemon zest, olive oil, parmesan and toasted almond slivers – so delicious!

All entries will go into a hat and I will pick the winner on Friday 20 February 2015.

One entry per person, so if you followed and commented on my last post, your name is already in the hat!

My recipe for Ruby Chard, Shiitake Mushroom and Chestnut Tart is featured on the Happy Foodies website along with 4 other bloggers – see what they have to say and what they made –

35 thoughts on “FIVE by Rachel de Thample – Recipe Book Giveaway

  1. One of my favourite recent vegetable has to be massaged Cavolo Nero and blood orange salad with lemon and olive oil, scattered with fregola. Made by you, supplied by Vallebona, eaten with good wine and fabulous company. Perfect recipe.


  2. Since we are a vegetable loving family, I,would say one of our favorite veggies would be the “first of the season zucchini” when they are small and tender, and we bread in cracker meal and egg and deep fry for a wonderful snack.


  3. I’m glad you said “one” of your favourite vegetable dishes as to pick my favourite would be much too difficult! I think a melange of lightly steamed vegetables including broccoli, baby sweetcorn and green beans with a drizzle of balsamic, topped with toasted sesame seeds. Oh, or maybe pan roasted peppers, onions and courgettes with garlic and rosemary… :)


  4. There are so many in this vegie loving household, it’s hard to nominate just one but currently it’s a salad of shredded wombok, bokchoy, fennel and mint with a tomato soy and lemon dressing. Perfect for a hot day! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fabulous looking book


  5. I love vegetable pakhoras- shredded silver beet, garlic, onion, tomato, finely chopped eggplant and potato, mixed through a spiced besan flour batter, fried then served with a fresh mint chutney.
    This book looks great.


  6. Oh my goodness, how can I pick one favourite vegetable dish?? Impossible!
    It would probably have aubergines in, and tomatoes, garlic, cumin, paprika, coriander, parsley, olive oil and lemon juice, for starters….😀 xxx


  7. Oh, this book sounds like the ONE I need! Coz I really do love veggies, especially leafy green ones. Those are my favorite! But I’m very bad at cooking them, mostly I just steam or boil and my family shows their disapproval by not touching them! 😃


  8. This books looks like it would be great for everyday cooking Selma. It is always nice to learn new ways to add fruits and vegs to our meals. Eating well is so important and does take some thought and preparation but is oh so worth it isn’t it?


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