Monday, January 16, 2012

Sabbat Cooking ~ Imbolc by Stacy Evans

About the Book-From the Publisher's Website
Dairy - that wonderful, creamy source of goodness. Imbolc food focuses on dairy - and it can be hard to find dairy centred recipes!  

This Imbolc eBook contains appetizers, side dishes, mains, and desserts - even a how-to for butter! Included are the magickal properties in many of the ingredients, as well as ways to utilise them while cooking. This interesting seasonal eBook is a great addition to your collection.  

Please note, most recipes in this collection can have soy, tofu, or other lactose friendly products substituted for dairy. Slow Cooker Creamy Cheese Soup, Individual Ice Cream, and Butter are the only recipes where substitutions are not suggested. 

My Thoughts:  Every time my coven gathers for a Sabbat, we celebrate with an elaborate feast. We always look for different recipes to incorporate into the meals that are meaningful and well as flavorful. This has always presented a challenge, until now.  In Sabbot Cooking ~ Imbolc, Stacy Evans has done all the work for you. She has compiled a variety of recipes from appetizers to desserts that are easy to prepare, and will make a wonderful addition to any Imbolc celebration.  The best part about them is that they include the magical properties of many of the ingredients as well as their culinary advantages. Imbolc has always been one of my favorite Sabbats because it honors my patron Goddess Brigid.  Brigid is often depicted carrying a flame with a ewe by her side. This is symbolic of the turn of the seasons. Despite the fact that the air is still cool, we know that spring is coming, and the seeds of life are quickening beneath the ground. This cookbook manages to take this magical time, and turn it into a symbolic feast.  
Most of the recipes in the book use cheese or other dairy ingredients, but in most cases these can be substituted with lactose friendly products. I have never been very good in the kitchen (must be why I married a chef--twice).  Yet even I was able to find a few recipes that were simple enough for me to manage. My favorite is the Simple Braid Bread which uses canned bread. But for those who like a challenge, there are also many recipes that can be made from scratch.  I shared the book with my coven's resident High Priestess/Executive Chef, and she was thrilled. I know we will be enjoying many of these amazing dishes at this year's Imbolc celebration.

If you would like to get a copy of Sabbat Cooking ~ Imbolc by Stacy Evans, it is available in most e-book formats and can be purchased online at Wyrdwood Publications for only $4.99.  In addition to the Imbolc addition, Stacy has also written a cook book for Samhain, and plans to write books for all eight Sabbots over the course of the next two years.  These books are a must have for any pagan library, so be sure to pick up a copy today.

Stacy Evans is a Pagan Author, Blogger, and Priestess.  She lives in Alberta, Canada with her husband and daughter.  You can find her on Facebook, Google+ or at her blog. Inspired By Life.

***Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a sample of the product to try in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way. ***


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