My birthday is this Saturday and in celebration, I’m giving away three copies of my new cookbook, Naturally Sweet Food in Jars. As most of you know, this is my third cookbook(!) and it focuses on preserving with honey, maple, agave, coconut sugar, fruit juice concentrates, and dried fruits.
The idea for this book was initially sparked by this post, as well as the many alternatively sweetened recipes that have come since on this site. The finished book features more than 100 recipes for preserves, as well as a handful of recipes designed to help you use up some of what you’ve put up.
I had two primary goals in mind when I was writing Naturally Sweet. The first was to translate some of my most beloved sugar-sweetened recipes into those that used less refined sweeteners.
The second objective was to create new and novel recipes that would be safe for canning and that featured the various sweeteners in ways that made the most of their unique, individual flavors.
I also wanted to help change the conversation about preserving. So often, people dismiss it because they feel like the products created when you preserve aren’t always the healthiest.
However, by shining a spotlight on alternative sweeteners, I feel like I’ve created a collection of recipes that are able to balance health concerns with issues of safety and shelf stability.
And, as always, the recipes are relatively small batches that don’t require too much of your time and energy.
Thanks to my publisher, Running Press, I have three copies of my book to give away today. Here’s how to enter.
- Leave a comment on this post and tell me about something you like to eat to celebrate your birthday. And if you don’t have a favorite birthday food, just wish me happy birthday!
- Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Saturday, May 21, 2016. A winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, May 22, 2016.
- Giveaway open to United States and Canadian residents. Void where prohibited.
- One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.
Disclosure: Running Press is providing the giveaway copies at no cost to me.