The Modern Hippie Table – Cookbook Prize Package

Enter our US giveaway to win one of four prize packages containing a copy of The Modern Hippie Table: More Than 60 Recipes for Eating Simply and Living Beautifully by Lauren Thomas, Burlap & Barrel dishtowel and bottles of their Royal Cinnamon and Smoked Pimenton Paprika, and a Cheese Board and set of 4 cheese knives from Zwilling. Please check out our Calendar with Lauren’s events.

The Modern Hippie Table: More Than 60 Recipes for Eating Simply and Living Beautifully by Lauren Thomas invites you to slow down and create a sanctuary at home, using food and conversation to bring people together, strengthen family bonds, and forge lifelong friendships.

The more than 70 recipes are elevated, yet simplified, with a mix of fresh fruits and vegetables plus quality prepared ingredients, ensuring the host has plenty of time to enjoy the gathering too. Gorgeous, doable decorating ideas for the tabletop include the use of flowers, linens, and surfaces in a unique way to set the scene quickly and economically and create an atmosphere of laid-back elegance.

With a selection of menus to help plan any meal, big or small, this lifestyle cookbook encourages everyone to find joy in the art of cooking and entertaining in a fun, relaxed, and approachable way. 

Thanks to the publisher for sharing two recipes from this title for our Members to try now.

Loaded twice-baked potatoes 
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Serves 4

Who doesn’t love a baked potato loaded with sour cream, bacon, and cheese? It’s a meal in itself, and I like to serve these with a basic side salad or as a side dish with the “Pittsburgh Style” New York Strip Steak

  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 1⁄2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, chopped into large bits
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped scallions
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Using a fork, poke holes in the potatoes in several places to allow for even heat distribution while it bakes. Place the potatoes in a baking dish, cover with foil, and bake for 11⁄2 hours, or until the potatoes are soft when poked with a fork. Let the potatoes cool just until you can pick them up with your hands. Cut the top one- third lengthwise off the potato and set aside. Using a spoon, scoop out the insides of the potato tops and bottoms, making sure to leave about 1⁄4 inch around the inside of the bottom potato sections, and place in a medium bowl. Set the skins aside. Turn the oven to a low broil.

Mash the potatoes in the bowl. Add the sour cream, butter, bacon, scallions, and salt and pepper to taste and stir until well combined. Stuff the potato skins with enough filling so that it makes a dome on the top. Evenly distribute the cheese on top. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet. Broil until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Orange cranberry flax muffins
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Makes 24 muffins

Every time I make these delicious healthy muffins, I think of my cousin Dawn, who passed away too young from breast cancer. My mother-in-law found a similar recipe in a newspaper section dedicated to breast cancer awareness month and we both found comfort in making them. These freeze well and you can thaw them one at a time as needed. My favorite way to eat them is to slice them in half, stick them under the broiler for 1 minute, and top with butter. I think they are best served warm.

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup agave syrup

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease two 12-cup muffin pans or use individual muffin cups.

Peel the oranges and discard the rinds. In a blender or food processor, purée the oranges until thick.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, flax seeds, oat bran, baking powder, cranberries, and salt and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, baking soda, buttermilk, orange pulp, eggs, oil, and agave syrup and mix well. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well blended. The batter will be thick.

Fill the muffin cups two-thirds full and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a tooth- pick inserted into the muffin comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Reprinted with permission from The Modern Hippie Table by Lauren Thomas, The Collective Book Studio, October 2022.
Photo credit by Kristy Horst

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    New York-style crumb cake

  • ZiemkeFamilyKitchen  on  October 29, 2022

    We love burlap and barrel spices! I’m curious to see what’s in the cookbook.

  • ZiemkeFamilyKitchen  on  October 29, 2022

    Mediterranean hummus

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    Cilantro lime rock shrimp tacos

  • michalow  on  October 30, 2022

    I’ll make the sweet potato casserole.

  • roseryan1972  on  October 30, 2022

    Wild Salmon salad

  • JRumi  on  October 30, 2022

    Roasted red cabbage with Gorgonzola and hazelnuts

  • Etf1975  on  October 30, 2022

    Roasted veggie quinoa bowls

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    Snapper piccata

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    Watermelon, Feta and Mint Skewers

  • lean1  on  October 30, 2022

    winter berry salad

  • Eatmorecake  on  October 30, 2022

    I want to make Mom’s Meatloaf

  • rivergait  on  October 30, 2022

    chicken teriyaki lettuce wraps…so many “recipes” that I made as a newlywed in the early 60’s

  • infotrop  on  October 30, 2022

    Snapper piccata

  • sacredshs  on  October 30, 2022

    I am definitely going to make the Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes! The photo made me realize that I missed dinner- I’m very hungry and the recipe looks great. Thanks for a great dinner!

  • nvernon  on  October 31, 2022

    Wasabi deviled eggs

  • sayeater  on  October 31, 2022

    Is it bad that I picked Mini hot dog wraps with peach mustard sauce? But there’s peach jam in them! I want to know what that tastes like:)

  • demomcook  on  October 31, 2022

    Roasted red cabbage with Gorgonzola and hazelnuts

  • LexiM  on  October 31, 2022

    Winterverry Salad

  • breppy  on  October 31, 2022

    Sinfully supreme pizza dip sounds great!

  • lovelily1001  on  October 31, 2022

    Cinnamon bun twists!

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  October 31, 2022

    Roasted veggie quinoa bowls

  • DarcyVaughn  on  November 1, 2022

    Winter berry salad

  • JenThomas318  on  November 1, 2022

    Protein-packed granola bars

  • liasim  on  November 2, 2022

    The best baked “fried” chicken

  • crimsonandclover  on  November 3, 2022

    Supreme pizza dip!

  • davisesq212  on  November 4, 2022

    Snapper piccata

  • BigBird0000  on  November 4, 2022

    I would try Skillet frittata from leftovers – first, it looks really good.

  • virjeania  on  November 5, 2022

    Family favorite Pan-baked brioche French toast

  • fmd518  on  November 5, 2022

    Snapper piccata

  • elysedc  on  November 6, 2022

    Roasted veggie quinoa bowls!!

  • oreganoca  on  November 7, 2022

    Ginger rice with toasted coconut

  • mph993  on  November 8, 2022

    Skillet frittata from leftovers – I can probably make this often.

  • pepperfool  on  November 8, 2022

    Not your average Caesar salad

  • dataentrytard  on  November 10, 2022

    I would like to try preparing the orange cranberry flax muffins made from oranges, all-purpose flour, cornmeal, ground flax seeds, oat bran, dried cranberries, brown sugar, buttermilk; eggs, avocado oil, and agave syrup

  • Cjennings  on  November 12, 2022

    Snapper piccata

  • threefourpfeif  on  November 14, 2022

    I’d make the Not your average Caesar salad

  • sarahteertzah  on  November 18, 2022

    Pear Gorgonzola salad

  • amylou61  on  November 20, 2022

    We love frittatas, so I think I’d try the recipe for Skillet frittata from leftovers.

  • Lafauvette  on  November 22, 2022

    Orange cranberry flax muffins

  • sallansd  on  November 22, 2022

    Teriyaki chicken lettuce wraps

  • InAHealthyKitchen  on  November 23, 2022

    the brioche french toast. it sounds sinful.

  • winreaux  on  November 23, 2022

    wasabi deviled eggs!

  • Skorpyoh  on  November 26, 2022

    Everything looks so good, right now the twice baked loaded potatoes.

  • LABeachGal  on  November 28, 2022

    I would love to try the Tofu and veggie fried rice!

  • stephschoap  on  November 29, 2022

    I would definitely make the russet potatoes first!Yum

  • DFed  on  December 2, 2022

    I happen to have all of the ingredients for the orange-cranberry muffins!

  • dorottyax  on  December 2, 2022

    Orange cranberry flax muffins!

  • daniellespinato1  on  December 2, 2022

    The Ten-minute smoky tomato penne sounds intriguing

  • Grywhp  on  December 3, 2022

    Protein-packed granola bars

  • dusksunset  on  December 3, 2022

    Cilantro lime rock shrimp tacos

  • artthecat  on  December 7, 2022

    Roasted veggie quinoa bowls

  • skvalentine  on  December 9, 2022

    I like that cover! And the name. I’d first like to make the wasabi deviled eggs — yum!

  • topdawg11  on  December 9, 2022

    Rosemary onion mac and cheese.

  • nelsonk  on  December 9, 2022

    Pizza dip

  • Micklin  on  December 9, 2022

    Sinfully Supreme Pizza Dip would be my first one!

  • MaineDruid  on  December 9, 2022

    Balsamic Brussels Sprouts, says this post-modern hippie.

  • KarenDel  on  December 9, 2022

    Sinfully supreme pizza dip

  • Bakelove  on  December 10, 2022

    Grouper with macadamia nuts and grapes

  • jberry  on  December 13, 2022

    I like the simple idea of Ginger rice with toasted coconut.

  • louie734  on  December 13, 2022

    Ooo – Vegan chocolate donuts with strawberry icing!

  • amweeks  on  December 13, 2022

    I’d love to make the Five-ingredient tagliatelle with prosciutto!

  • rchesser  on  December 13, 2022

    Pan-baked brioche French toast.

  • Shelley.b  on  December 14, 2022

    Pan-baked brioche French toast

  • elsid22  on  December 15, 2022

    brioche french toast

  • redcurrant  on  December 15, 2022

    Broccolini with orange zest

  • LEKcookbooks  on  December 15, 2022

    Sinfully supreme pizza dip has my attention

  • clairew137  on  December 18, 2022

    New York-style crumb cake

  • orchidlady01  on  December 27, 2022

    Pan-baked brioche French toast

  • t.t  on  December 30, 2022

    Wild salmon salad

  • hubbalance  on  December 31, 2022

    Pan-baked brioche French toast

  • Laura1  on  January 1, 2023

    winter berry salad

  • starzine  on  January 2, 2023

    I would make avocado toast with smoked salmon and capers first.

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