Embark on a culinary adventure that not only tantalizes your taste buds but also brings a burst of vibrant colors to your kitchen. Cooking and baking with foods that mirror the colors of the rainbow isn’t just visually appealing; it’s a celebration of diverse flavors, nutrients, and the joy of creating something beautiful on your plate. Today, we are excited to share a new cookbook with you! “Crayola: Cooking with Color.”
Crayola: Cooking with Color:
A Rainbow of Flavorful Fun in Your Kitchen
1. Red: A Tomato Tango
Let’s start our journey with the passionate hue of red. Tomatoes, cherries, and red peppers are not only visually stunning but also pack a punch of antioxidants. Create a classic marinara sauce using fresh, ripe tomatoes, or whip up a strawberry salsa to add a sweet and tangy twist to your dishes.
2. Orange: Citrus Carnival
Move on to the energetic tones of orange with citrus fruits like oranges, tangerines, and carrots. Create a zesty orange-glazed salmon or bake a moist carrot cake. The citrusy aroma and the sweet notes will transport your kitchen into a lively carnival of flavors.
3. Yellow: Sunshine on Your Plate
Bring the warmth of sunshine to your meals with yellow foods like bananas, lemons, and corn. A lemon-infused vinaigrette can elevate your salads, while a tropical banana smoothie can add a burst of energy to your mornings. Yellow foods are not just delicious; they’re a mood lifter too!
4. Green: Garden Fresh Goodness
Green is the color of vitality, and your kitchen can be a garden of fresh delights. Spinach, broccoli, and avocados offer a plethora of options. Whip up a nutrient-packed green smoothie or experiment with a creamy avocado pesto pasta. Green foods not only taste fantastic but also contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
5. Blue: Berry Bliss
While naturally occurring blue foods are rare, the realm of berries offers a delightful exception. Blueberries, blackberries, and even acai berries can infuse your recipes with a burst of deep, rich color. Try a blueberry compote for your pancakes or mix berries into your yogurt for a visually pleasing and nutritious treat.
6. Indigo: Eggplant Elegance
Explore the elegant shades of indigo with the versatile eggplant. Whether grilled, roasted, or sautéed, eggplant adds a touch of sophistication to your dishes. Indigo foods are not only visually appealing but also bring a unique depth of flavor to your culinary creations.
7. Violet: Poppin’ Purple
Conclude your rainbow culinary journey with the royal shades of violet found in purple cauliflower, plums, and blueberries. A grape and cheese platter or a plum tart can be the perfect finale to your colorful feast. The natural sweetness of violet foods adds a touch of indulgence to your dessert table.
Cooking and baking with the colors of the rainbow isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s about embracing the diverse flavors and nutritional benefits that nature provides. Transform your kitchen into a canvas, and let the colors of your ingredients paint a masterpiece on your plate. From the passionate reds to the regal violets, each color brings its own unique charm to your culinary creations. So, dive into the kaleidoscope of flavors, and let the fun of cooking and baking with the rainbow inspire your next kitchen adventure.
ABOUT Crayola: Cooking with Color
The first official Crayola cookbook! Crayola: Cooking with Color is filled with over 40 recipes that will dazzle your plate and palate with a bright array of delicious foods that burst with color and flavor. Enjoy healthy and satisfying meals the whole family will love.
With easy step-by-step instructions, home cooks of any level can create a medley of dishes inspired by Crayola’s classic colors from appetizers to main dishes, drinks, and desserts. This book makes preparing healthy meals as a family easy and fun.
40+ FAMILY-FRIENDLY RECIPES: From breakfast to dinner to afternoon snacks and desserts, create vibrant, healthy, delicious dishes for every meal and occasion.
COOK BY COLOR: Create delicious dishes inspired by a rainbow of Crayola color categories like Yummy Yellow, Totally Rad Red & Pink, Outstanding Orange, Bold Blue & Purple, and Great Greens.
INSPIRED BY CRAYOLA CLASSICS: The Crayola collection of 64 creative colors inspires delicious dishes like Liquid Gold Creamy Corn Chowder, Bluetiful Mixed-Berry Crisp, Sheen Green Broccoli-Cheese Soup, and Mauvelous Cabbage and Chicken Stir-Fry.
A huge THANK YOU to Insight Editions for sending us a complimentary copy of “Crayola: Cooking with Color” for inclusion in our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide!
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