Miraval’s Sweet & Savory Cooking by Justin Cline Macy and Kim Macy

Miraval's Sweet & Savory Cooking

Miraval’s Sweet & Savory Cooking – Book Review

Last year I had the pleasure of travelling – via armchair – to the Miraval Resort & Spa when I reviewed the book Mindful Living by Miraval. As I flipped through the pages of that book, I remember vicariously partaking in all kinds of amazing experiences, but the one thing that stood out to me – as an armchair traveler – was the amazing food.

So – I could barely contain my excitement when I learned that the Miraval Resort & Spa’s Executive Chef Justin Cline Macy and Pastry Chef Kim Macy had thrown open the doors of their kitchen and created a cookbook that brings the culinary delights of the Miraval into our own homes!

I now hold that book – Miraval’s Sweet & Savory Cooking – in my hands and it is every bit as magical as I imagined it would be!

The first thing I want to share with you, as I flip through the recipes, is how good – how fresh – how re-creatable these recipes are. Sometimes, when you visit a fancy restaurant, you find strange dishes on the menu that you really have to be an adventurous eater to partake in. Not so with this book! If I had to characterize the recipes, I’d say the cookbook contains a lot of creative twists on everyday classics!

Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes

And the recipes themselves? They will make your mouth water! My husband cannot wait to try the Venison Chili and the Veal with Caramelized Pears and Sage. I’m looking forward to savoring the Roasted Corn Soup, the Roasted Vegetable and Sweet Potato Strudels, and the Trail Mix Cookies!

To sample a recipe, check out these Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes!

The book opens with some useful information from the chefs on:

  • The Best Equipment For Sweet And Savory Cooking
  • Kitchen Tips and Helpful Hints
  • The Sweet And Savory Cooking Pantry

The recipe sections are divided as follows:

  • Kim’s Breakfast Treats, Quick Breads, And Yeast Breads
  • Justin’s Soups, Salads, And Appetizers
  • Justin’s Main Dishess
  • Miraval Basics, Accents, And Side Dishes
  • Kim’s Cookies, Bars, And Baked Goods
  • Kim’s Cakes, Custards, And Other Desserts

The recipes provide clear instructions and include serving sizes, calorie information, and nutritional breakdowns. The recipe photography is spectacular!

If you are looking for a cookbook that brings the delights of spa cuisine into your home – I highly recommend Miraval’s Sweet & Savory Cooking to you!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

About Justin Kline Macy and Kim Macy

Justin Cline Macy and Kim Macy

Executive Chef Justin Macy and Executive Pastry Chef Kim Macy are not only partners to create delicious spa cuisine for our guests each day, they are also husband and wife. This dynamic duo leads the entire culinary team with a quiet confidence and genuine love for creating healthful dishes that don’t sacrifice flavor or texture. Justin and Kim have been featured in publications such as EveryDay with Rachael Ray, Epicurious.com, SpaFinder.com, Fitness Magazine, and SHAPE Magazine. Plus, they’ve been a part of television show filmings such as Giuliana & Bill, The Tennis Channel’s Fit to Hit, and The Dr. Oz Show.

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20 Responses to “Miraval’s Sweet & Savory Cooking by Justin Cline Macy and Kim Macy”

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  1. Amy Hagerup says:

    These recipes look really good. I’m always looking for good ideas. Blessings, Amy

  2. These recipes sound not only healthy but tasty too.

  3. JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing
    Twitter: lakesidemusing

    I’d like to take a closer look at this cookbook. Hope I can find it at my library. Thanks for sharing!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I hope you can find it at your library JoAnn.
      For more sample recipes, be sure to check the Miraval website – it looks like they are featuring a recipe a month! 🙂

  4. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    I love books that offer twists on traditional dishes. Those pancakes looks awesome!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Aren’t they fab? I hope you have a chance to check out this book (there are additional recipes on their site).
      I think you will really like this book Beth!

  5. These sound like the perfect kind of recipes to celebrate the arrival of spring. It’s so sunny today, even if it is still cold, I’m craving healthy dishes instead of the usual, heavy winter comfort foods.

  6. Carole from Carole's Chatter says:

    Another book to add to the list! Cheers

  7. I enjoy spa cookbooks. They make me feel like I’m treating myself special on so many levels!

  8. It’s so great when amazing food from fancy places is easy to recreate, it’s like bringing a little of that luxury home!

    Thanks for linking up with Spread the Love!

  9. Laurie C says:

    Sounds like a good one! I pinned the recipe for Gluten-Free Pancakes to try.

  10. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    Oh I would so totally love this book. I like that they share amazing recipes with practical ingredients. Thanks for sharing with #SmallVictoriesSunday linky 11 and look forward to the 3 posts you link up next week!! Pinning and sharing!

  11. Rachel says:

    Thanks for sharing your review on the #smallvictoriessunday linky. The pancakes look delicious. I will need to try the recipe.

  12. Stephanie says:

    This looks like a great cookbook – maybe I should get it for my husband haha.

  13. heidi says:

    The book sounds like it has great recipes. Gotta take a look at it!


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