Healthier Together: Recipes for Two—Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Relationships

Liz Moody. Clarkson Potter, $25 (240p) ISBN 978-0-525-57327-2
Food “brings us together like nothing else,” writes Moody (Glow Pops) in this health-minded cookbook of 100 appetizing recipes designed to be prepared with a friend or partner. Moody, the food editor of the Mindbodygreen website, focuses on a largely vegetable diet with no refined sugars or grains, and gut-healthy anti-inflammatory foods (in considering breads, for example, she suggests sourdough or sprouted). Cooking couples can bond over simple, quick dishes, such as a 10-minute poke bowl with ahi tuna or a minty cilantro pesto pasta. Cravings for comfort foods can be satisfied by an enchilada lasagna with avocado béchamel, or zucchini latkes topped with apple compote. There are inventive riffs on takeout dishes: cast-iron pizza (made with flour tortilla, tomato sauce, and assorted vegetables), General Tso’s cauliflower, and “fried” chicken, which is skinless chicken breast breaded in honey and Cornflakes and baked. Moody presents her Healthier Together 21-Day Cleanup for detoxing; explains the importance of cooking with a partner (“you’re far more likely to meet your health and happiness goals if you embark on your new lifestyle with another person”); and includes basic equipment lists (quality blenders, food processors) and pantry ingredients (“whole-plant” flours, fats, non-dairy milk, nutritional yeast). Moody entertains with these accessible, flavor-packed recipes. (Apr.)
Reviewed on : 02/27/2019
Release date: 04/16/2019
Genre: Lifestyle
Book - 978-0-525-57328-9
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