Only the Best for Them and Organic Cooking{Review and Giveaway}


I must admit, I am not the best about cooking organic and being conscious of all of our food purchases.  I get organic milk (for the kiddos) and aim for organic meat, but I’m sad to say that I don’t feel like I have enough time to find the good deals and make these important purchases.  Needless to say, I want to do better.simply organic cookbook

Only the Best for Them offered me the opportunity to check out a cookbook: Simply Organic: A Cookbook for Sustainable, Seasonal, and Local Ingredients by Jesse Ziff Cool.  It is a great introductory cookbook into healthy organic cooking.  It contains 150 simple recipes that are sorted by ingredients when they are at their peak of ripeness.  I am horrible at knowing the seasons of most fruits and vegetables, so this alone was a big help.

Most of the recipes feature beautiful and yummy pictures of the meals as prepared.  They also feature kitchen tips and helpful information on making the right choices in your purchases for your meals.

After a quick glance of the book, I immediately decided to make Asparagus and Scallops.  The combination sounded fun and yummy, with a little kick.  The recipe was really easy to prepare.  And a nice treat for us.  It tasted like gourmet food at home.  And believe me when I say if I can cook it, then you can cook it!  Here are the breaded scallops and the sauce that goes on top of it (notice the yummy cookbook picture in the background).

The finished product was delicious.  And, it did have a spicy kick to it, which made it even tastier.

There are a lot of other recipes that I can’t wait to try out.  Especially now that Spring is here and Summer is on the way.  And, it’s not just dinners, either. there are also desserts, side items and breakfasts.

Buy it: Simply Organic: A Cookbook for Sustainable, Seasonal, and Local Ingredients by Jesse Ziff Cool is available on Amazon for $16.47.

My opinions are my honest, and thoughtful views and were not influenced by any source. I was not compensated monetarily for this giveaway.  Thank you to Only the Best for Them for providing the cookbook for review and giveaway.


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  1. I totally didnt know that children are more vulnerable to the possible effects of pesticides! Thanks for sharing this site. I was on it for almost an hour!!
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  2. I would love to read the raising your kids organic book that is in the store! Awesome giveaway Krystyn!

  3. first i just want this book. like yesterday.

    but if i play by the rules – i would love to get beans one of their swimsuits for the big beach trip!! so cute!

  4. and i am a fan. plus all that other stuff. just not in a public kind of way.

    still counts?

  5. I found out they sell organic kids clothes in their store.

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  6. It's really fun that you put this post up today. I'm really trying to switch over to going organic for the health of me and my family. I've also been looking into more organic products such as clothing….according to that website Clothing made from organically grown cotton does not retain toxic chemicals. I have sensitve skin and hope that my daughter won't inherit that trait from me but it's nice knowing that there are other products out there.

    My sister and I watched Food Inc the other day and I was extremely affected by it. If you haven't seen it yet you should watch it.
    It would be fun to win the cook book but I will probably still order it regardless. Thanks for the link and the tip about the cook book!!!

  7. One thing they sell at simply organic is a 4 Pack of cute Cotton Napkins.

  8. I had no idea that there was a practice called green washing where companies would fake being green to sell more products.
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  9. I am a follower
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  10. I am an email subscriber
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  11. I was clueless about the different labels of organic until I looked at their site. I had been trying to slowly go organic and had no idea I had to make those types of decisions between "pure organic" or "made with organic ingredients" etc…

    would LOVE this cookbook!

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  12. I'm a new follower. thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. I learned that organic produce contain more antioxidants and vitamins.

  14. You can purchase a MiYim Simply Organic Baby Abigail Bear on their site, and it's awfully cute!

    Thank you for the giveaway. 🙂

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  15. I learned that lettuce (which I buy ALL the time) has a high pesticide and Asparagus which I love has low pesticides!

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  19. so i looked in their recipes and they are actually featuring my FAVORITE sandwich from whole foods! the veggie with port0bello!

  20. I found an adorable MyYim Simply Organic Baby Abigail Bear for sale.


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  22. i learned Organic foods have higher levels of antioxidants and vitamins because they are not grown with pestisides. Which i didn't know.
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