Cookbook Club May 2015: An Unexpected Cookbook

AUE Cover

Welcome to the Geeky Hostess Cookbook Club! Each month I’ll pick a cookbook and try various recipes from it. I’ll post pictures of the outcomes on Instagram and share my thoughts on social media. Based on permissions from the author/publisher, some months may include giveaways, free recipes, and interviews. You can join along by getting a copy of the book and sharing your thoughts with #GHCookbookClub! 

It’s May. The weather’s getting nice, the days are longer, and adventure is calling. I thought picking a Hobbit-themed cookbook was only right.

An Unexpected Cookbook, by the lovely and talented Chris-Rachael Oseland, is full of delicious and fun recipes that will fuel you up for your next adventure or Hobbit/Lord of the Rings marathon. There are even some great items you can make ahead and bring with you on a picnic or a hike!

The book is divided up into the following categories:

  • Breakfast
  • Second Breakfast
  • Elevenses
  • Luncheon
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Supper
  • Dinner

In addition to adventure fuel, a lot of these recipes will be perfect for those Mother’s Day brunches or Bridal Showers invading your spring calendar. And there’s something for everyone. The book includes 11 Paleo-friendly recipes, 19 gluten free recipes, 20 vegan (and kosher and halal) recipes, and 40 vegetarian recipes.

I’m thrilled to have the excuse to try new bread recipes, make a hearty supper, and invite my friends over for fun brunches. Remember to keep an eye on my Instagram through May to see pics and reviews of the recipes I try. You can join in on the fun by getting the book and sharing pics of your creations with #GHCookbookClub! I hope you choose to go on this adventure with me!

(Also, Chris-Rachael is currently running a Kickstarter for another one of her geeky cookbooks: Dining with the Doctor: Regenerated. If you’re a Whovian or a lover of geeky recipes, you’ve gotta check it out!)

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