Synopses & Reviews
Packed with nourishing recipes, this title offers easy ways to get wholesome foods on the table any time of day. Home cooks will learn how to craft meals based on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes. Visual galleries of the key ingredients explain the vast pantry of wholesome plant-based ingredients readily available in local supermarkets.
Focus on plant-based ingredients to build your meals, and you’ll discover that eating healthy has never been so simple! Packed with more than 80 recipes, this book offers easy ways to get nourishing meals on the table any time of day. It also features a comprehensive visual gallery of wholesome foods—a rainbow of plant-based ingredients like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes—that serve as building blocks for a healthy lifestyle.
This book helps you get fresh, wholesome foods on the table any time of day. Packed with naturally nourishing recipes, each dish is crafted around vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes, with the addition of lean protein, low-fat dairy, and nuts and seeds to round out the meal.
For easy planning, the more than 80 recipes are organized by course and feature short ingredient lists and sensible prep times, making them achievable any day of the week. Some recipes, such as Bulgur Salad with Peppers, Chickpeas & Pistachios; Sicilian-Style Shrimp with Cauliflower & Almonds; Cashew Chicken Lettuce Tacos; and Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cumin & Cilantro offer a simple ethnic twist or an unexpected combination of flavors. Others, like Swiss Chard & Onion Frittata; Barley Risotto with Chicken, Mushrooms & Greens; and Three Berry Cobbler are healthy versions of favorite comfort foods. Still others, such as Whole-Wheat Waffles with Honeyed Strawberries; Beet & Watercress Salad with Farm Eggs; and Pan-Grilled Radicchio with Salsa Verde, combine naturally nutritious raw ingredients into tempting dishes.
Williams-Sonoma Good for You also includes stunning visual galleries of key ingredients showcasing the vast array of whole foods readily available in local markets, with descriptions that reveal health benefits and suggest how to prepare them. Special features throughout the book offer additional quick ideas for using super foods, such as strawberries, kale, chiles, melons, winter squash, and more, in easy meals or snacks.
This book proves that healthy cooking can be simple and delicious: Aim for bountiful and varied food, focus on plant-based ingredients, and you’ll find that eating well is a pleasure to be savored.
This contemporary cookbook approaches healthy cooking with a focus on the core ingredient categories that are the building blocks to nourishing recipes. Beginning with one of four plant-based food category (vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes), each recipe then incorporates supplemental healthy elements—lean protein, low-fat dairy, fresh herbs and spices, and nuts and seeds—to yield fresh, flavorful results. To emphasize easy meal planning, the recipes are organized by course (breakfast, lunch/dinner, sides/snacks), and desserts.
About the Author
Dana Jacobi has written 10 best-selling cookbooks, including The Essential Best Foods Cookbook, 12 Best Foods Cookbook, Food Made Fast: Vegetarian, and Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Healthful Cooking, which was nominated for a James Beard Foundation award. As an instructor and lecturer, Dana teaches recreational and professional classes. She has presented to private and trade audiences as diverse as Culinary Institute of Amercia chefs, specialty food store owners, Harvard business school alumi, and nuns. She lives in New York City.