The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith, and the Joy of Eating Well

The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith, and the Joy of Eating Well

by Ayesha Curry


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A beautiful family-centric cookbook for the home chef, from Ayesha Curry

In The Seasoned Life Ayesha Curry shares 100 of her favorite recipes and invites readers into the home she has made with her two daughters and her husband Stephen Curry. Ayesha knows firsthand what it is like to be a busy mom and wife, and she knows that for her family, time in the kitchen and around the table is where that balance begins.

This book has something for everybody. The simple, delicious recipes include Cast Iron Biscuits, Smoked Salmon Scramble, Homemade Granola, Mom's Chicken Soup, Stephen's 5 Ingredient Pasta, and plenty of recipes that get the whole family involved — even the little ones!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594840947
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 18,074
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ayesha Curry has been featured in Food & Wine, Time, InStyle, Cooking Light, the Wall Street Journal, People, and USA Today and is a frequent guest on The Rachael Ray Show. Curry has appeared on several popular Food Network programs and hosts her own show on the Food Network. Mom to two daughters, Riley and Ryan, and wife to Stephen Curry, she lives in the Bay Area.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Living the Seasoned Life 3

The Best Breakfasts

Power Coffee 10

Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal 12

Island Cornmeal Porridge 15

Greek Yogurt Parfaits 17

Honey-Pepper Cast-Iron Biscuits 18

Quick Jam 20

One-Hour Bread 21

Prosciutto Egg Cups with Asparagus 24

Smoked Salmon Scramble 27

Ham and Cheese Waffles 28

PB&J Cereal French Toast 31

Challah French Toast with Cinnamon Whipped Cream 32

Pancrepes with Raspberry Sauce 34

Breakfast Bread Pudding 36

Brown Sugar Bacon 38

Cooking with the Littles

Oven-Baked Chicken Tenders 47

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies 48

Winning Lunch: Salads, Soups, and Sandwiches

How to Make a Quick Lunch Salad 54

Homemade Dressings

Balsamic Dressing 56

Champagne Dressing 56

Citrus Dressing 57

Creamy Avocado Dressing 57

Pear and Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan 60

Quinoa-Broccolini Salad 61

Ridiculously Easy Carrot Salad 63

Spicy Lobster Salad with Avocado Dressing 64

Sweet Pea Soup with Herbed Scallops 67

Cauliflower and Leek Soup with Crispy Pancetta 69

Meatball and Cabbage Soup 71

Mom's Leftover Chicken Soup 74

Carolina Chowder 76

Sweet Chili Shrimp Wraps 78

Salmon Sandwiches with Mango and Asian Pear Salad 80

Fragrant Lamb Burgers 84

Game Day or Snack Time

Deviled Eggs 88

Prosciutto-Wrapped Dates 90

Cheesy Guacamole with Homemade Pita Chips 91

Red Pepper Hummus 93

Kale Chips 95

The Cheese Plate 96

Island Ahi Tuna 99

Game Day Pasta 100

Maria's Andouille Sausage Egg Rolls 102

Sticky Honey-Garlic Baby Back Ribs 104

Game Day Chili 106

Cast-iron Cornbread 108

Making Dinner Happen

Main Courses

Gwendolyn's Escovitch 113

Apricot-Glazed Salmon with Summer Squash and Zucchini 116

Soy-Citrus Salmon 119

Sweet and Savory Shrimp and Grits 120

Honey-Pepper Shrimp 122

Salt-Baked Branzino 125

Seafood Medley 128

Mama Alexander's Brown Sugar Chicken 132

Grilled Spiced Chicken and Asparagus with Parsley-Mint Sauce 134

Orange-Thyme Chicken Thighs with Carrot Puree 136

Lemon-Beer Chicken 139

Jerk Turkey 141

Pork Chops and Apples 142

Olive and Mushroom-Smothered Pork Tenderloin 144

Jamaican Curry Chicken and Fried Dumplings 147

Balsamic Lamb Chops 150

Easy Pan Steaks 153

Papa Alexander's Meat Loaf 154

Mirin and Soy Steak with Sushi Rice 156

Stephen's Five-Ingredient Pasta 158

Sauces and Sides

Basil-Sage Pesto 161

Parsley-Mint Sauce 162

Cucumber Salad 165

The Best Mac and Cheese 166

Steamed Jasmine Rice 168

Herb-Roasted Potatoes with Lime 171

Roasted Pear and Cranberry Brussels Sprouts 172

Spiced Butternut Squash Mash 174

Smoky "Un-Loaded" Potatoes 175

Roasted Broccolini 176

Drinks: for Daytime and Grown-Up Time

Almond Milk Chai Lattes 183

Ginger Tea 186

Island Green Smoothie 187

Holiday Smoothie 188

Mango Lemonade 191

Virgin Mule 192

Rosemary Grapefruit Cocktail 195

Lavender Elderflower Cocktail 196

Meyer Lemon Bourbon Cocktail 199

Harvest Sangria 200


Amaretto Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze 204

Rum and Chocolate Banana Bread 206

Citrus-Olive Oil Cake 208

White Chocolate Bread Pudding 210

Pumpkin Squares 211

Bananas Foster 212

Cast-iron "Fruit Cake" 217

Deep-Fried Oreos 218

Key Lime Pie with Cinnamon Toast Crunch Crust 220

Pretty (Great) Extras

Lemon and Sea Salt Scrub 224

Coffee Scrub 224

Blown Sugar-Vanilla Body Scrub 225

After-Bath Oil 225

Avocado Hair Mask 226

Coconut Oil Chest Rub 226

Kitchen Notebook

What's in My Pantry? 227

What's in My Kitchen? 237

Acknowledgments 239

Index 241

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The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith, and the Joy of Eating Well 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will be putting this book to good use!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She did such a great job i love this book
mimi22 More than 1 year ago
i love this book!! great recipes!!!