Nourishing Dessert Delights

Another busy day and “Nature’s Bounty: A Treasury of Nourishing Dessert Delights” is ready! We’ll share more about the making-of in the coming days while it’s still fresh in mind.

Why another cookbook? This one brings something new to the table:

  • 21 favorite recipes (chosen from > 150), rather than 5 good ones and 95 fillers.
  • Tasty treats made from real fruits, nuts and vegetables, not junk (sugar/artificial sweeteners, milk/cream, alcohol, vegetable oil, additives, gluten/flour).
  • Backed by solid research (about as much as a PhD thesis) instead of fads and opinions.

You’ll find carefully tweaked recipes, precise measurements and useful tips and tricks on food science, nutrition and health. Interested in boosting well-being and getting a head start on tasty desserts?

The EPUB3 e-book version is already available at Smashwords (an online bookstore) and Google Play Books. Soon we’ll also be able to deliver to Apple iBooks, Kobo and others.

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you: jjcookbooks@gmail.com.

An introduction

Hello! We’re putting the finishing touches on a dessert cookbook. As with many projects, the first 90% went smoothly – choosing recipes from the archive, writing descriptions, taking pictures. It’s the second 90% that areĀ hardest šŸ˜‰ Today we requested an ISBN number, replaced some food pictures (some early photos were ‘less appealing’) and started this blog to share stories from behind the scenes.

It’s been a 16 month journey before/after work and during weekends; the good news is that much of the infrastructure is reusable. As a software guy, I like automation and shudder to hear of independent authors manually rearrangingĀ references, fixing formatting, or revisingĀ some oft-repeated text. Fortunately, we’ve got a nifty new solution, more on that later. Hopefully it will help with the next project –Ā Jaya’s favorite mains dishes šŸ˜€

We do love to cook, or rather: eat well, and one leads to the other. It’s a pleasure to recordĀ and share our favorite dishes, each refined over about 10 iterations. We hope to spread the joy and delight of good food šŸ™‚