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Woman’s Day Cookvook

I don’t know about you, but if I’m following a recipe (which I’m not, always), I’m usually referring to either my laptop or my iPhone. My new company publishes Woman’s Day, and they just released this CookVook app for the iPad. (There’s also versions for the iPhone, iPod touch and a Web version.) A Vook is a book with multimedia elements — video, Web links. There’s videos from both readers who have tried the recipes and the WD editors teaching you how to make the recipes.

I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to get an iPad, but this app is PRETTY. And makes me want to get an iPad, like now. I can see the video part being sort of amazing — I could cook without having to get a screen or keyboard dirty!

Full disclosure: Anything I post regarding new awesome company will be because I genuinely think it’s awesome, not because they asked me to.


I love my red meat just as much as the next omnivore. I also love my poultry and my fish. But sometimes, I also like things like tofu. (Which I think my Italian and Irish parents still don’t understand. But that’s okay.) In fact, it’s actually pretty healthy for your body to have some days when you don’t have meat. Even Women’s Health (my favorite healthy mag) says so.

Ew, bean curd, you say. Once you get past that, and the strange consistency of raw tofu, you’ll really like it. It has no discernible taste of its own, so you can do with what you like and it will sop up whatever flavoring you add to it. 
My old college roomie, Jen, made me some great tofu “parmigiana” a few weeks ago. I’ll have to get the recipe from her (or she can post it in the comments!), but I think she used planko flakes for the “breading” and I’m assuming maybe eggs to make it stick. Jen and I lived together part of freshman year and all of sophomore year. All of the Chinese and pizza delivery people within a mile radius of American University knew our names. Now we’re eating tofu together! We’ve come a long way, baby! 
I bought some tofu the other day that I want to cook tonight, and I’m looking for a recipe. Some of my loyal readers have asked for recipes, so be sure to watch for some great (EASY – I live alone and make dinner after 8pm when I get home from the gym, so nothing tough here!) healthy recipes.