Berries are outrageously delicious, convenient, and a potent health food that can help alleviate conditions as wide-ranging as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and cancer. Now, berries of all kinds, in a host of forms (dried, freeze-dried, frozen, and fresh), have found a place among mainstream foodies and home cooks who want an easy, tasty way to add fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, and healing phytonutrients to their diets. Here, you’ll find a complete guide to these powerfruits, with information on buying and storage, an overview of their nutritional benefits, 75 tempting recipes for “berry” delicious smoothies, appetizers, snacks, and meals, as well as beauty goods, and sidebars with interesting facts and trivia.
About the Author
Stephanie Pedersen, MS, CHHC, AADP, is a holistic nutritionist, cookbook author, health educator, and media host. She is the coauthor of Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood; and author of Kale: The Complete Guide to the World’s Most Powerful Superfood and Coconut: The Complete Guide to the World’s Most Versatile Superfood (all Sterling). In addition to hosting two weekly radio shows, Your Big Life and Superfood Sunday, she is a busy speaker and cooking instructor. To learn more about Stephanie, visit StephaniePedersen.com.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Getting Friendly with Berries 1
Chapter 2 ALL ABOUT the Berries 7
Chapter 3 Drink Your Berries 53
Chapter 4 Berries for Breakfast 75
Chapter 5 Berries for Lunch 89
Chapter 6 Berry Snacks 107
Chapter 7 Berries for Dinner 119
Chapter 8 Berries for Dessert 143
Chapter 9 Berry Condiments 163
Chapter 10 Frequently Asked Questions 175
About the Author 179
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I purchased this book because I grow raspberries and blackberries on our property. I loved it so much that I purchased four more as gifts for family members and friends. Not only does it go into deep detail about the health benefits of each berry (not just the "normal" ones, but exotic berries like goji berries and acai), it gives the nutritional rundown, the history of them, growing info and lots and lots of really yummy recipes. I've made the various fruit leathers (one had almond butter!!!), the homemade berry gelatin, the fruit soup, and several of the condiments. Such a terrific book for a gardner or any one into health. Plus, Stephanie Pedersen just comes off as such a warm, funny person. You'll enjoy this book.
Berries: The Complete Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Berries by Stephanie Pedersen is a fun book to read about berries of all kinds. I loved her Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at the end of her book. The author's FAQ is in a Q & A format where you can quickly learn about berries. Some of the questions include what makes a berry; who grows the most strawberries; or how to prevent birds from eating your home-grown berries. The chapters you'll find in Berries: The Complete Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Berries include: Getting Friendly with Berries All About the Berries Drink Your Berries Berries for Breakfast Berries for Lunch Berry Snacks Berries for Dinner Berries for Dessert Berry Condiments Frequently Asked Questions Resources Some of the recipes you'll find include: Sparkling Berry Cooler Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Bread Red Currant Cocoa Stew DIY Cranberry Raw Food Bars Goji Berry Soup Blueberry Fluff Recommend. Review written after downloading a galley from Edelweiss.
I love it when my favorite foods are good for me. I learned that berries were an important superfood and was excited ways to enjoy them beyond just eating them out of the container. "Berries" is an awesome book because not only does it introduce me to so many different berries (common ones like strawberries and cranberries, and uncommon ones like elderberries, gooseberries and goji berries), it tells me why each berry is good for me. It gives nutritional stats on each berry and tells me about how different cultures use it for healing and provides clinical studies on each berry. To make it easier to use berries in my meals, there are some amazing recipes. I loved the goji berry chicken soup, the fruit leather with berries and almond butter, and the elderberry cough syrup.