Saturday, January 30, 2016

Superfoods for Every Day?




Title:  Superfoods: More than 100 Recipes to Enjoy the World's Most Nutritious Food at Every Meal, Every Day
Author:  Jessica Nadel
Publisher:  The Experiment
Release Date:  December 29, 2015

  

ABOUT THE BOOK

Give your day a boost with superfoods from cacao to quinoa—at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and any time in between!

Superfoods are everywhere these days, from packaged foods to restaurant menus to media headlines. Some sound as though they're from another planet (maca, goji berries); others are hiding in plain sight (strawberries, almonds, sweet potatoes, cinnamon). But all of them are packed with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that keep us healthy! Now, author and blogger Jessica Nadel showcases her 40 top superfoods with more than 100 recipes to eat 24/7—from on-the-go breakfasts to afternoon snacks to effortless dinners: Pumpkin Power Smoothie Blueberry  Chia  Oatmeal Wild Rice and Kale Wellness Bowl Herbalicious Garlic Hemp Gazpacho Sweet Potato Cheesecake, and more! Complete with superfood fact files and nutritional information for each recipe, Superfoods 24/7 is sure to satisfy both devoted superfoodies and anyone who simply wants to eat better. It's never been easier to power up on nutrients—at every meal!

                                                                                                                                                                          

MY THOUGHTS

As the trend of having a healthy lifestyle, many are in search of foods that are natural and wholesome to enhance their health. Superfoods they are it are huge, as you can see from the popularity of natural health food stores such as WholeFoods and Roots Markets.  This book, Superfoods: More than 100 Recipes to Enjoy the World's Most Nutritious Food at Every Meal, Every Day couldn't be more on target.  I was excited to read this and possibly try some recipes.  

Superfoods by Jessica Nadel have gorgeous and vibrant photos, that already enhances the recipes. Foodies are visual beings, at least I am. A pretty cookbook already have a plus next to it.  What I find with this cookbook is that it seems to tailor towards those who are vegans or already know the basics of vegan food preparation.  Though I'm not a vegan, I do eat a lot of vegetarian dishes, so the recipes and the ingredients didn't bother me too much. However, many "ancient" ingredients might not be widely known and not all are available at the local grocery stores.  In terms of ease of preparation for recipes in this cookbook, I'd say it's half/half, which includes finding the ingredients.  Next, I do like the format. Ingredients on one side, simple instructions on the other/middle and nutritional index. The nutritional index was what excited me the most! How many cookbooks can you say have that? Out of my 30 or so cookbooks, I'd say only 3-5 of them have that, and just basic ones like fat, carbs, sugar and calories.  As to other information, the "Fact Files" in the beginning of the book are generic, since it's just a tiny paragraph about the ingredient and what it is and what are its benefits. 

In all, not a bad one, especially for vegetarians and vegans, but it wouldn't be one that I'd go out and buy a physical copy (I have a digital ARC copy).  It's easy to read and pretty to look at.  

NOTE:  I received a complimentary digital ARC through NetGalley from the publisher for an honest review.  For my full review policy, please see my Disclosure page.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
Jessica Nadel writes the popular blog Cupcakes and Kale and is the author of Greens 24/7 (The Experiment, 2014). She has a passion for healthy, local, plant-based eating and thinks that in a diet of vibrant, nourishing meals there is room for a cupcake or two. She is also the proprietor/baker at Oh My Bakeshop, a natural and organic bakery. She lives in Ontario, Canada.


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