I love developing new recipes and being creative in the kitchen, but when I feel like taking a night “off” I love trying recipes from some of the other blogs that I read. I’m always amazed at how talented my friends are! Healthy Seasonal Recipes is one of my favorites, and I was so excited to receive a review copy of Katie’s brand new cookbook, Maple.
You guys, this book is GORGEOUS and every recipe in it sounds incredible – I want to cook it cover to cover.
There are over 100 sweet and savory recipes inside, from Maple Cranberry Walnut Granola to Maple Tahini Chicken + Broccoli to Maple Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies. Katie is an amazing photographer, and the full color photos in the book are stunning (of course, if you’re familiar with her blog, you wouldn’t expect anything less.)
So far, I’ve tackled two recipes – the Sweet and Smokey Turkey Chili you see here and Katie’s Sap Baked Beans – and they were both delicious. (See the sap baked beans on Instagram here.)
This Smokey and Sweet Turkey Chili is just the kind of recipe I love this time of year. It’s rich and warm and the maple syrup adds a subtle sweetness. The combination of maple with smoked paprika, chipotle powder, and fire roasted tomatoes, gives the sauce a bold, barbecue-like flavor that we loved.
The chili is ready in about 40 minutes, so it’s perfect for a weeknight. Or, make it on the weekend and let the flavors mingle in the fridge for an even easier Monday night dinner (as good as the chili is right away, chili is always better after it’s had time to sit.)
Pair the chili with cornbread muffins or corn chips – either way, you can’t go wrong.
For the recipe for sap baked beans, you’ll have to grab a copy of the book for yourself. 😉 If you’re from the Capital Region, Katie is doing a demo and book signing at Healthy Living Market in Saratoga on November 21.