A World Tour of Healthy Eating
The great divide for many of us is the chasm between good tasting, satisfying foods and healthy, nutrient-dense fare. But the library shelves are groaning with great cookbooks that will help you bridge the perceived gap between delicious and nutritious. Here are a couple suggestions:
30 Minute Vegan: Taste of Europe -- After I returned from a recent trip to Paris, I researched healthy eating options that included French cuisine. This cookbook celebrates the foods of France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Greece, Spain and Italy. I tried the French Onion Soup recipe first; it's a keeper.
Forks Over Knives: The Plant Based Way to Health -- Inspired by the documentary and the follow-up book of the same name, this cookbook features recipes based on many world cuisines, including India, Mexico and Italy. It also includes healthy versions of American classics.
The Vegetarian Epicure: Menus for Family and Friends -- this cookbook is to vegetarian cooking what Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking was to French cuisine. It has been republished several times and updated by the author, Anna Thomas, on each printing. This book is beautifully written and a great way to start making the shift to healthier eating.
Get some advice from an expert at one of our This Is Not Food, It's War events. If you'd like some in-person coaching on making healthy cooking a bigger part of your life, attend one of Fresh City Life's informative cooking demos coming up this year. Our first demo, taught by one of our favorite chefs, Jessica Gaydos, will teach you how to shop for groceries and get the best produce and products to your table!
All DPL locations will be closed November 27, and will close at 4 p.m. November 26. The Westwood Branch Library will be closed November 27-30. More...