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Dear Cynthia and The Cookus Gang:
Just made the Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
again, first time this summer-- it continues to utterly amaze and delight! My mom loved it! My four yr old and 18 month old loved it! Happy and healthy dinner was had by all. Thank you so much! Jen
Hi, I wanted to let you know that I just did the Danskin Triathlon (my first such event), and I took Lime Boost
in my water bottles. It was great.
I printed this a year ago, but finally got around to trying it (Gays Mini Pot Roast
). I was afraid of all the steps and thought my 8 quart le Creuset pan would be too big. I took the plunge and boy am I ever glad I did!! This was amazing!!! I used dried herbs since that's what I had and it still turned out amazing. I used fingerling potatoes cut up and I used a few extra parsnips. It was soooo good!! I think you are the best Cynthia!!!! You give me SUCH confidence in the kitchen. I am almost 40 and finally gaining some self esteem in the kitchen - THANKS TO YOU!!!Rebekah
This is simply delicious. (Bourbon BBQ Shrimp
) Words overheard at dinner tonight from my hubby and two kids in regard to this dish: stellar, amazing, the best shrimp, and soooo good. Thanks for another winner recipe! (Oh, and I served this cornbread; it was a great match.)Hillary
Cookus Interruptus - you guys are a hilarious team! You really pulled out all the stops to give Ms. Selengut a warm welcome. I love what you guys do xTui
That was killer. (Hoppin' John
) Made with andouille sausage, cheesy corn grits and braised bok choy and kale from the garden. Everyone loved it, and my 3 year old cleaned her plate, much to my delight! Did wish I had a nice blob of sour cream, though...Stephanie
3/8/12Chinese Vegetable Fried Brown Rice:
WOW - I want that for breakfast, too! (I am talking about the stir fry people!)One of the funniest interruptions yet! Have to share this one with my mom...Heather
Firstly, this looks delicious and amazing and I can't wait to try it. (Chicken and Kabocha with Chocolate Enchilada Sauce)
. Secondly, Matt completely cracks me up in this. Cynthia makes a great foil to his craziness. Well-done!Kymberlee
My 2 year old daughter and I watched this video before making our own. We went into the kitchen, popped the Mochica into the oven, and next thing I know she is stretching on the ground with her feet in the air. Then, biting into the finished product she says, 'come here little sizzler!'. I was in fits laughing. Thanks for great recipes and great fun. Stephanie
So, I've said it before and I'll say it again...my 5-year old daughter LOVES this soup. Tonight she had 2 bowls full with olive tapenade on top. And when I was packing up the little bit that was leftover, she asked that I save it for her to eat tomorrow, The recipes says this serves 6-8, but in our family it barely feeds 4. We can't get enough of it.Anna
you guys are silly but it helped me to keep watching.Rob
I find that everything here "speaks" to my instincts. Everything I see here just feels intuitive to me. Maybe it's because we're in the same camp, or maybe also because the "loose pattern" of philosophies you've woven together here fits so well for so many of us. Thank you!Jennifer
As a newbie to whole foods and anything that isn't meat and potatoes...your recipes and fun way that you give lessons really are making the transition to healthy eating easy. Thank you so much!Raquel
you guys are BRILLIANT with your videos. The entertainment value opens up the floodgates of people who want to watch and (inadvertently) learn from you about the wonders of whole foods. I use them in our kids' cooking classes all the time. Lots of laughs and learning! "Who doesn't like applesauce? I'll tell you who, freaks and crazy people!" We love Jane!"
My 2 year old LOVES this soup (Yaki Soba
). She scoops the broth with her little spoon and picks up every last bit of tofu, bok choy, and mushroom with unbridled enthusiasm. I love your recipes and best of all my family does too! Thank you!
Keep up the great show! LOL...my kids watched 5 episodes today... my oldest loves Jane and keeps watching to see if she's going to get together with what's-his-name and my boys couldn't stop laughing at Darrell and they all want to know why they can't see Captin J.Tomena Reed
I made this soup
tonight and it was, by far, the best homemade soup we have ever had. 3 generations ate together, even my 5 and 2 year olds! Thank you from the bottom of our empty soup bowls!Taylor Hope
I've been consistently cooking your meals for over a month, now, and I love all the recipes I've made. Even my husband loves them, which is amazing because, in the past, he's usually complained when I made 'healthy meals', calling them 'a snack'. Thanks for making it so enjoyable to eat healthy!Erin Fields-Johnson
This is my 3rd recipe this week since Saturday night-it's only Monday! I'm hooked on your site. such great food and love the videos. Thanks to all!!!Josie
1/13/11Wow, what an amazing site. I made your fish tacos for dinner last night and my 13 yo commented on how good they were. In fact she said, Mom everything you've made from Cookus Interruptus has been good! Yes, delicious and easy!! Thank you so much
12/29/10while watching this video (Be Bop Breakfast) my 7yr old daughter was totally perplexed that you would eat cooked greens for breakfast. (we do green smoothies, but my kids are pretty skeptical about other usage of greens) But after watching it through she asked if we could try it tomorrow! I think we are going to watch a few more videos!
Pacific NW Magazine loves Cookus! Read the story by superfabulous Greg Atkinson.
Rosemary Red Soup: I make this soup for my birthday every year. It was the soup that got me to reconsider beets after hating them since birth. Now I love them, as long as they're fresh!
For my birthday last week, my friend helped me make the apple pie with butter crust. We couldn't stop congratulating our pie while we were eating it. It was delicious...and we had no hesitation about serving our daughter nice hefty slices. Thank you, Cynthia Lair. Your recipes make my life better every day.
10/8/10I've been cooking from your website for the last few weeks, and every single recipe I've tried has turned out Incredible. Thank you so much for doing something like this! The videos make it very simple for a visual learner. I look forward to any new recipes you post :)
I just have to say, once again, how much I love your website. I've been a huge fan of the cookbook for years and the website makes it fresh. True story: my kids (5 and 2) and I will sit and watch your videos. My son, the 5 year old, loves them!
Where have I been? I just now came across your site. I have never enjoyed looking at recipes as much as yours and had such a laugh plus great info. and learned something. You are ALL a kick. Thank you for being here, keep up the great work and info. There is nothing out here like you, what a joy. Must say, I watch you everyday. Thanks
"My 4-year-old son referred to it as 'the phenomenal noodle salad' and kept offering additional helpings to everyone at the table! I will definitely be making this again. :-)"
(see Asian Noodle Salad)
"Cooking for my family had become a chore. I was basically in a rut until I came across your site via the OCA. I have actually began enjoying cooking again. My kids are now even trying simple recipes on their own. I feel such a sense of satisfaction knowing I am preparing food that's nourishing and delicious. I have learned so much. Thank you, thank you :)"
"I must tell you what an inspiration your blog and videos have been to me....and my kids. We love watching you and learning great tips."
Townsend Letter raves about Cynthia's book and Cookus Interruptus in October 09 issue!
Danny Jensen at Take Part loves Cookus Interruptus. Read about it!
"This has to be the best cooking show EVER!!! Besides being so funny, they make this type of cooking seem so approachable. Kudos on doing a great job!!!!"
"I have been cooking more. I made some really good fried tofu, delicious soba noodles, Bok Choy (from the collard greens vid), Blanched red cabbage, fried rice, some thing else I can't remember, and almost every day for breakfast I eat either quinoa or steel cut oats. Not only that my knowledge on food has increased 10 fold. All thanks to you. xo"-Joel "Can I just say that your videos make me laugh my butt off? Is that ok? Did I mention I am totally by myself when I do this? Loooove you guys!"
sunbronzedbabe "Besides providing amazing how-to recipes on whole, organic foods, you weave a gentle little funny-family story-line throughout that always leaves me wanting more. I forward your site to friends with the spoiler, "pssst, bet you can't watch just one!" There's just nothing like your program anywhere!"
"What a really well conceived, and nicely organized website. Being gut-bustingly funny is an added bonus. Nice job, Fam."
"I've been cooking uninterrupted for the past 3 days and I'm loving it. I watch the videos with my toddler then we cook our family meal together. It's lovely:) Thank you guys for a great book &website."
"Clean, easy to use, and informative, the videos get to the point, and on the plate, in 4 to 8 minutes..." Read the whole glowing blog post!
Maggie Dutton, Seattle Weekly
"Your steel cut oats recipe did change my life!"
Blogs, Books, Magazines, Media
Thoughts, opinions, musings and discussion about nutrition, food trends, diet myths, new products and fad-free healthy eating (yea!).
Environmental Working Groups Food Guide
This is where you can find the dirty dozen list (foods you should definitely purchase organic) and other helpful information. Downloadable wallet guide here.
Cynthia is proud to be a contributing editor for this very unique magazine. Spiritual knowledge, self-awareness and ultimately
self responsibility is infused into whatever topic they delve into. Ms. Lair has begun penning a series of articles on the Now of Cooking.
National Center for Home Food Preservation
One-stop shopping for all the how-to's of canning, freezing, smoking curing, fermenting. pickling, curing.
My Personal Farmers
Local foods delivered to your home, office, or restaurant from your Online Farmers Market!
An ongoing conversation about learning to eat well. Our content — articles, cooking tips, interviews, recipes, podcasts, food news, blog posts — helps people put real food at the center of their lives.
Celebrates the sustainable food movement. Educates consumers on food related issues.
Watch this movie! It's available on Netflix. I show it to all my classes. This explains the whole food system in the U.S. and why it is causing so many economic and health problems. This documentary is informative, non-judgmental and very engaging.
A beautiful bi-monthly magazine that celebrates natural family living. Over 22 years old with over 230,000 subscribers.
Better School Food
BSF is composed of health professionals, educators and concerned parents. Their mission is to support parents and others in advocating for a better food environment wherever kids meet and eat.
Marion Nestle's Blog
Marion has her finger on the pulse of everything to do with food consumerism. She is the maven of food politics and a watchdog of food research. Marion also has a very approachable style and boodles of common sense.
Heidi Swanson's is the author of Super Natural Cooking. Her site can be summed up in two sentences: When you own over 100 cookbooks, it is time to stop buying, and start cooking. This site chronicles a cookbook collection, one recipe at a time.
Food and Healing by Annemarie Colbin
Information and recipes from Annemarie's popular books Food and Healing, The Book of Whole Meals, The Natural Gourmet and her newest release, Food and Our Bones.
Making the world a better place one tummy at a time. Nutritional counseling services, great blog addressing family nutritional issues.
Local HarvestEat Wild
How to find a local farmer's market or community supported agriculture (CSA) farm in your area.
How to find local grass-fed food such as eggs, dairy and meat.
Eat Well Guide
Finding good food. Local. Sustainable. Organic.
Puget Sound Fresh
How to find local food vendors in the Puget Sound Area.
Find High-Quality FoodsDelicious Planet
A Seattle-based food home delivery service that specializes in organic whole foods. The owner, Randi Carter, was a student of mine years ago. She runs an excellent business.
Find out what's in season in the Pacific Northwest on this cool interactive site created by Chef Becky Sellengut.
PCC (Puget Consumers Coop)
A chain of conscientious natural foods grocery stores in the greater Seattle area that provide customers with excellent fresh, local, organic products.
Montery Bay Aquarium
Information about which fish are being caught or raised sustainably.
Grain and Salt SocietyCo-Opportunity
Provides high-quality Celtic sea salt and other excellent products.
Co-opportunity has been providing natural and organic foods to Santa Monica, California and the surrounding area since 1974. They have a large selection of certified organic and local produce, & a wide variety of organic & natural products & foods to meet your home, health & dietary needs.
Straus Family Creamery
Local sustainable organic dairy products
Organic dairy products.
Find out about this great company that produces excellent tempeh and other soy-based products.
The highest quality, certified organic, cold-pressed oils available! Includes excellent flax seed oils.
A company working to promote eco-trade through the sale of delicious certified organic foods including rapadura natural sugar and chocolate products.
A national chain of exceptional-quality natural foods grocery stores. Find out if there's a store near you.
The ultimate farm school experience. Milk goats and make cheese, visit bees, take goat, duck and chicken from start to finish. Attending Rick and Lora Lea's amazing summer school will change your life.
The only fully-accredited school of natural medicine offering degrees in naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and oriental medicine and nutrition, now offering a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Culinary Arts. Located in Bothell, Washington.
Located in Boise, Idaho, the Wellspring School for Healing Arts offer apprentice-style training and superior education in holistic healthcare. One of their specialties is training practitioners in Amma Bodywork Therapy,an integrative and unique approach to body work uniting body and mind.
Excellent gourmet and everyday whole foods cooking classes offered in the Seattle, WA area. Ms. Lair has been an instructor for PCC (Puget Consumer's Coop) since 1990.
The Natural Gourmet Cookery School
Culinary arts training using whole, natural foods. Offering public classes in healthy cooking and a Chef's Training Program for those interested in careers in the natural foods industry. Founded by Annemarie Colbin, located in New York City.