Umami Mart Registry

Our friend Erin Gleeson of The Forest Feast has a lot going on right now. First of all, she just had a baby! Baby Max arrived earlier this month and is a real bundle of joy. Secondly, Erin has a new book outThe Forest Feast Gatherings is an inspiring and gorgeous vegetarian cookbook. If you like hosting casual dinner parties for friends and family, if you're trying to eat more vegetables and healthier foods, or if you just like looking at mouthwatering photos of delicious food, you'll want this book in your collection. It features menu ideas for entertaining small parties, and best yet, all 100 recipes are healthy, super flavorful, and simple to make. They also look as good as they taste! Take for example, these Zaatar Roasted Carrots below, which Erin says is one of her favorite recipes from the book. She loves it because "it's an easy side dish that looks pretty on a platter and it only has a few ingredients."

Especially as a new mom, Erin's all about making things simple. When we asked what she's excited about these days, she said, "Since I just had a baby, and we live too far out in the boonies to get delivery, I am currently excited about anything I can eat quickly with one hand. Mostly baked goods! I have been making loaves of this vegan zucchini bread. It stays moist for days on the counter and freezes well."

Obviously, Baby Max is Erin's number one concern right now, but she's already thinking about what's next after her maternity leave is over. In the spring, she'll be working on a Forest Feast adult coloring book, which will incorporate some of her recipes. Fun!