Books to Devour: 5 Fantastic (and Healthy) Cookbooks
Spring is the season of renewal. If you’re looking to “spring into shape” or break out of your food rut, we’ve rounded up five cookbooks for some tasty inspiration.
IT’S ALL GOOD by Gwyneth Paltrow with Julia Turshen
Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow built her recipes on foods she eats when she wants to lose weight, look good, and feel more energetic. The result? Dishes that are healthy, easy to prepare and full of flavor. Based on the healing principles from Dr. Alejandro Junger’s bestselling book Clean, recipes include Crazy Good Fish Tacos, Huevos Rancheros, Hummus Tartine with Scallion-Mint Pesto, Salmon Burgers with Pickled Ginger, and Power Brownies.
EGGS ON TOP: RECIPES ELEVATED BY AN EGG by Andrea Slonecker
The simple egg reigns supreme for spring celebrations, whether it be Easter, Passover or whatever you’re celebrating. This cooking primer covers classic techniques for preparing the perfectly poached or softly scrambled egg, but also creative variations such as poaching eggs in milk or wine. You’ll also get ideas for adding an egg to a side dish, salad or sandwich to elevate it into a tasty main course. For your next brunch or light supper, try Grilled Romaine Salad With Eggs Mimosa, Middle Eastern Shakshouka or, if you’re cooking for a crowd, Eggs Baked on Crisped Bread and Kale Salad.
JUICE IT! ENERGIZING BLENDS FOR TODAY’S JUICERS by Robin Asbell
Dieters and detox enthusiasts alike are jumping on the juicy bandwagon. Here, you’ll find 65 recipes for turning fresh fruits and veggies into juices loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. If you’re looking for a jolt of energy, try Mango Green Tea Booster, or for the sleep-deprived, there’s Grape Night’s Sleep and Sleepy Salad. Feel a head cold coming on? Try the pineapple and kiwi concoction Sniffle Squelcher. Or, if the party went on a little too long, find relief with Hangover Fix.
GET NAKED IN THE KITCHEN: HEALTHY RECIPES THAT ARE PROUD TO BARE IT ALL
by Briana Santoro
Foodie Briana Santoro “bares it all’ with her straightforward approach to healthy eating, using natural foods that have not been dressed up in confusing labels, marketing jargon or artificial ingredients. Get out of your food rut with dishes like Coconut Mussels, Butter Chicken Wraps, Shrimp Cakes and Eggplant Hummus Medallions. Recipes are accompanied by a brief summary of nutritional and health benefits.
STRAIGHT FROM THE EARTH by Myra Goodman and Marea Goodman
Brought to you by the folks at Earthbound Farm, Straight From the Earth features over 90 irresistible plant-based recipes that are completely free of meat or dairy. Going vegan never tasted so good, with dishes like Thai Fresh Spring Rolls, Slow Simmered Beans with Tuscan Kale and the Eccentric Caesar, tossed with a cashew and curry-based dressing.
What’s your favourite cookbook? Let us know in the comments!