The other night, while I was doing baby things, Joanna was making dinner which turned out to be a delicious Rice Noodle Salad with Lemongrass Chicken, a recipe I hadn't tried. As all other Bonnie Stern recipes, this one was delicious. But what I enjoyed even more, was flipping at random through her copy to see which were her favorites (by the amount of ingredients stuck to any given page), and the first page the book automatically opened to was Cilantro Roasted Sea Bass
(I used cod here, but often do the dish with other fleshy fish varieties and even chicken). It's nice to know we're so connected even when we're not physically close.
So even though Sara of I Like to Cook came up with the latest Weekend Cookbook Challenge - cook from a newly acquired cookbook, I decided to take a slightly different tack...use Joanna's copy of HeartSmart Cooking for family and friends (I'm reading it from a different perspective - Joanna's, so it's kind of new to me) and making a recipe I'd probably never try - too many parts, or so it seems at first glance.
Third reason I love this book and all the recipes...very South Beach Diet friendly!
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