Maybe you aspire to be one of those Instagram-worthy chefs for whom everything they touch seems to turn into a vibrant photo of bright colors and appetite-stimulating perfection. Or you may want to simply be a home chef who creates delicious family-friendly meals with a greater sense of ease. Popular food blogger, TODAY show food contributor, and former producer of the Carson Daly show (who happens to also be Carson Daly’s wife and mother of their three kids), Siri Daly has a fun, playful, and healthy approach to the kitchen that she shares in Siriously Delicious: 100 Nutritious (and Not So Nutritious) Simple Recipes for the Real Home Cook.
Siri Daly and her Mealtime Approach to Food
The six sections in the book cover some of our favorite approaches to food: Wakey Wakey! (I don’t need to tell you this is morning/breakfast fare), Halftime (the oft-neglected lunch), It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere (a selection of DIY drinks and apps), Time for Dinner, Sidekicks (side dishes), and Sweet Treats.
Recipes that are Far from Routine
Many of the breakfast ideas are great for kids. One example is when Siri plates Frozen Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits in muffin cups for kid-friendly nibbles. She also includes a preponderance of veggies in items like the Open-Faced Green Breakfast Sandwich. Of course there’s a pancake dish (Spiced Pumpkin). After breakfast, Siri encourages us to include lunch in meal-planning. Some of the lunch suggestions include a colorful Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad. Another delicious option is the Buddha Bowl: crispy garbanzo beans mixed with roasted sweet potato, broccolini, and kale, as well as avocado. Siri offers creative takes on happy hour apps, like Miso Tzatziki. Some of thee colorful side dishes include Roasted Carrot and Pumpkin Seed Salad, Buffalo-Baked Cauliflower, and Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts.
Siri Daly in LA May 20
The colorful photos throughout provide inspiration when you need something new to do with veggies. Look for Siri at Williams Sonoma in Beverly Hills on May 20 at 1pm.
Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.