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Spicy Thai Curry Soup, Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Big News

From new recipes to a big announcement, here’s what’s happening around Sarah’s Cucina Bella.

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Months ago, my friends at the KitchenAid Blog, The Kitchenthusiast, asked to create a chicken soup with a twist. And since I love a challenge, I started by making my own Thai-style red curry paste for a spicy, succulent Spicy Thai Curry Soup with Chicken. The resulting soup is creamy and comforting but also hearty and satisfying. It’s perfect for anyone who adores spicy foods … like me!

I hope you will pop over the The Kitchenthusiast to check out the recipe.

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Have you been following along with my column for The Bangor Daily News (full disclosure: I am the senior features editor for the paper), Maine Course? Well, you won’t want to miss this week’s recipe there: Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Andouille Sausage and Apricots. Here’s why you might want to try them — taken from my column — “Sweet roasted Brussels sprouts are tossed with bits of andouille sausage and dried apricots and then finished with a sweet glaze made from fresh maple syrup and mustard.”

Yep. These were a favorite around the newsroom.

Big. News.

And finally, I have a bit of big news. Earlier this year, DK Publishing approached me about co-writing a cookbook on ancient grains. After a lot of back and forth (and questioning the sanity of writing a cookbook whilst moving six hours north and also starting a new job), I agreed. And now … it’s available for pre-order on Amazon! Grains as Mains, which will be released in March 2015, is packed with grain-rich recipes for every meal of the day. From tender meatballs with a creamy pesto sauce to unforgettable soups, it’s pretty damn delicious.

And did I mention that you can preorder the cookbook? Because you can, you know.

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Amanda @ The Kitcheneer

Monday 3rd of November 2014

CONGRATS on the new cook book!

Angela {Mind Over Batter}

Sunday 2nd of November 2014

Yay! Congrats on the cookbook! Now I have to hop on over to check out this delicious soup!

Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic

Friday 31st of October 2014

Congrats on the cookbook deal! The maple roasted brussels sound delicious.

Susan

Friday 31st of October 2014

Congratulations on the cookbook! I love the sound of it and can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Speaking of getting my hands on things, that brussels sprouts dish. I need it!

Paula - bell'alimento

Friday 31st of October 2014

How exciting! And hello those sprouts!