Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Gooseberry Patch Good-For-You Everyday Meals



What better time than spring to think about healthy eating, especially when fresh fruits and vegetables are going to be in season?! Gooseberry Patch has released their newest cookbook, and I have to say it's a great addition to any cookbook collection! As a diabetic I like to find more healthy recipes, but they have to be tasty to satisfy my family.

Gooseberry Patch Good-For-You Everyday Meals has everything my family likes, from breakfast to desserts!


 
The first recipe I want to share is the recipe I submitted to GBP!
It's a favorite in our house, and I find myself making it often, especially when the fresh strawberries can be found at our local farmer's markets.
 
Healthy Strawberry Drink
 
2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, hulled
2 cups fat-free milk
2/3 cup calorie-free powdered sweetener
5-7 ice cubes
 
Combine all ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses. Makes 4 servings.
 
 
 
Skillet Apples & Pork Chops
submitted by Devi McDonald of Visalia, CA
 
6 bone-in pork chops
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup butter, divided
3 to 4 Granny Smith apples, cored and thinly sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
1 c. lager-style beer or apple cider
 
Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Melt half of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork chops to skillet; cook for 5 minutes. Turn chops over and cook for another 4 minutes, or until juices run clear. Drain; remove chops to a plate. Reduce heat to medium; add remaining butter, apples, onions and thyme to the skillet. (This really makes the kitchen smell YUMMY!) Cook for about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally; add beer or cider. Cook an additional 15 minutes, or until liquid  has reduced and thickened. Return chops to skillet; cover with apple mixture. Makes 6 servings.
 

 
 
 
Cranberry-Carrot Loaf
submitted by Diane Widmer of Blue Island, IL
 
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup carrot, peeled and shredded
1/3 cup low-fat sour cream
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup water
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup frozen cranberries
 
Grease bottom of a 9"x5" loaf pan; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir in carrot to coat. Make a well in the center of flour mixture; add sour cream, applesauce, water and eggs. Stir until combined. Slowly stir in cranberries. Spoon batter into pan. Bake on center rack at 350 degrees for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool loaf pan for 15 minutes. Remove to rack and cool completely. Makes one loaf, about 8 servings.
 


 
 
 
Peachy Fruit Sorbet
submitted by Zoe Bennett of Columbia, SC
 
1 peach, peeled, pitted and cubed
1 cup mango, peeled, pitted and cubed
1 ripe banana, peeled and mashed
2 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
 
Place fruit on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Cover and freeze for about 2 hours, until completely frozen. Combine fruit, water and lemon juice in a food processor; process until smooth. Serve immediately, or spoon into a covered container and freeze up to 2 weeks. Makes 4 servings.
*Garnish with fruit slices.
 

 
 
Enter To Win!
 
The exciting news.... I have not one, but 2 copies of this newest cookbook from Gooseberry Patch!!
 
Leave a comment on this blog post or on our Facebook page, Down on the Farm, to enter for a chance to win! Share with your friends so they have a chance to try some yummy recipes, and maybe win a copy of this book!

 The Giveaway starts tonight, right now, and will be ending on April 15, at 9 p.m., lets make Tax Day fun! :)




 
 
 
 
 

25 comments:

Bianca Erickson said...

Everything looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing! Hope I'm lucky enough to get a copy :)
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Leslie Bowman said...

I love the Gooseberry Patch books!! I am also trying to eat healthier this year!! Great idea!!

Jean Thompson said...
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Jean Thompson said...

Would Love to Win 1 of these Wonderful Recipe Books from Gooseberry... I am ordering several to use for Wedding Shower Gifts and Christmas Gifts for my Daughter in laws.. I love Trying out new Recipes... These Books are all well written and are Colorful...

Patricia said...

I've been collecting Gooseberry Patch cookbooks for a long time. They are full of wonderful recipes and sayings...takes me back to weekends spent at My grandparents farm in New Lexington OH. What wonderful memories:)

Renae said...

Patricia, I have to let you know that I grew up in Bremen, OH. Just a few minutes from New Lexington. It's fun to hear from someone who has had family near my hometown. :)

D Warthen said...

OH, PICK ME, PICK ME!!!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book, I collect cookbooks and these are some of my favorites . Thank you for the chance

Astrid J said...

Huge GP fan here!

MOLLY FREDERICK said...

LOVE ALL THE GOOSEBERRY PATCH COOKBOOKS!!! I SEVERAL AND WOULD LOVE TO WIN!!!!!! I DO NOT HAVE THIS ONE AND IT LOOKS LIKE A WONDERFUL COOKBOOK!!!!

ann davis said...

I love Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks!! I have lots of cookbook books but the Gooseberry Patch one are my favorite and really the only ones I use. I do not have this one and would love to win it.

lovey2 said...

Just love your recipes so much. Would love to try some of these.

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saleenluver13 said...

Just finding your cook books for the first time....recipes sound yummy and am going to try some this weekend. Would love to win a copy!

Dawn said...

What a great book. Would love to have a copy.

Stacy Loo said...

Would love a copy of this!!

Anonymous said...

I love the recipes in Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. I think the carrot and cranberry bread looks good.
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Merry

Kayla H said...

I love Gooseberry Patch and I would love to win a copy!

Kari Johnson said...

What a fantastic cookbook. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Anonymous said...

The peachy fruit sorbet looks yummy!

Michelle Miller said...

Oh wow! This looks like an amazing cookbook! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Michelle

PattiKaye said...

Looks like a great book. I would love to win!

Connie Lee said...

I would love to win this cookbook. There are some great sounding recipes.

rose leger said...

have one of the gooseberry,need another

D Burchell said...

Will love to win one of these books, bringing some love your way for the cookbook junkies.

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