Food You Want: For the Life You Crave

Food You Want: For the Life You Crave

by Nealy Fischer
Food You Want: For the Life You Crave

Food You Want: For the Life You Crave

by Nealy Fischer


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A "wellness visionary who serves up super-food!" (Mark Hyman, MD) shares her tips, secrets, and +100 gluten-free recipes for living a healthy, flexible life—in the kitchen and out.

Whether you're a parent feeding family of 6 or cooking for 1 or 2, you're probably busy—really busy—juggling all of life's obligations. And you probably just want to sit down for a meal of food you truly want—craveable, healthy food that makes you feel as good as it tastes. With more than 100 clean, fresh, gluten-free recipes, Food You Want helps you create healthy, energizing dishes, all while saving time and banishing meal prep stress. With Nealy's Flexible Flips, you can mix, match, and substitute ingredients. Some Flips health-ify recipes (pizza quiche that tastes just like a real slice of pizza); other Flips transform taste, showing you that healthy can always equal delicious. Have a Flop? No worries—there are Flips for those too.

With Nealy's flexible, adaptable system you'll have a simpler recipe for success, both in and out of the kitchen. You can make each meal—and each day—less harried and more enjoyable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738284842
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,132,477
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.38(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Nealy Fischer is the founder of The Flexible Chef. Throughout her career as a celebrated wellness entrepreneur and yoga teacher, she's inspired people to live their most extraordinary lives. Her popular cooking videos have attracted a loyal following and her craveable recipes are regularly featured across print and online media. Together with her husband and four kids, she splits her time between Hong Kong, Israel, and Montana.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Food You Want To Eat 1

What Do You Crave 1

Becoming a Flexible Chef: My Story 1

The Food in This Book 2

Does it Have to be Gluten Free? 2

Learn to Nail This and Flip It 3

Chapter 1 Your Flexible Road Map 5

Your Ten-Step Guide To Becoming A Flexible Chef 5

Ingredient Flips 10

Pantry, Fridge, and Freezer Essentials 12

Cool Gadgets for Your Wish List 13

Chapter 2 All-Day Breakfast 15

Grainless Banana Pancakes 16

My Favorite Healthified Waffles 19

Green Smoothie Milkshake 20

Fruity Coconut Breakfast Popsicles 23

Indulgent Chocolate Granola 25

Rawlicious Muesli 27

Kid-Approved Breakfast Quesadillas 29

Smoked Salmon and Onion Frittata Muffins 30

Sunny-Side Mushroom Bake 33

One-Pan Caramelized Cabbage and Eggs 34

Layered Haloumi Breakfast Salad 37

Savory Qyinoa Bowl 38

Chapter 3 Breads and Muffins 41

Strategies for Baking Success 42

Best Ever Gluten-Free Challah 47

Fake It till You Bake It 49

Vanilla-Infused Cornbread Challah 51

Bulge-Free Blueberry Muffins 52

Craveabie Banana Bread 55

Chunky Apple Cinnamon Loaf 56

Healthy-ish Zucchini Muffins 59

Pumpkin Crunch Muffins 61

Herbed Everyday Bread 62

Mini Coffee Cake Muffins 65

Chapter 4 Soups and Small Plates 67

Tomato Pizza Soup 68

Velvety Carrot Soup 71

Minted Pea Soup with Roasted Beetroot 72

My Mom's Comforting Chicken Soup 74

Hug-in-a-Bowl Cabbage Soup 77

Asian Hot and Sour Soup 78

Chicken Lettuce Cups with Green Pesto and Mango Salsa 81

Make-Your-Own Beef Wraps 83

Sesame Salmon Bites 87

Vietnamese Veggie Spring Rolls 88

Hot and Crispy Sushi Rolls 93

Veggie Pecan Pate 97

Chapter 5 Salads and Dressings 99

Give-Me-Life Salad 100

Grown-Up Coleslaw 103

Kale Salad with Creamy Cashew Dressing 104

Cauliflower-Crunch Tabouli 107

Lightened-Up Curried Chicken Salad 108

Chopped and Loaded Mexican-ish Salad 111

Roasted-Cauliflower Salad with Arugula and Crispy Onions 112

Caesar Salad with Parmesan Tortilla Crisps 115

Wow Your Friends with an Extravagant Salad Bar 117

Dressed-Up Quinoa Salad 118

Eitan's Favorite Japanese Salad 121

Tangy Mustard Vinaigrette 122

Stocking Your Fridge with Dressings 123

Outrageous Lemon Caper Dressing 124

Date-Night Vinaigrette 125

All Dressed Up: Presenting the Perfect Salad 127

Orange Balsamic Dressing 127

Chapter 6 Fish, Poultry, and Meat 129

What the Heck Is for Dinner Tonight? In Ten Minutes or Less 132

Showstopping Herb-Crusted Salmon 134

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Moroccan Halibut 137

Tuna and Veggie Cakes 139

Crispy Miso Black Cod 141

Make-Ahead Recipes 142

Thai Green Curry Chicken 143

Miracle Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry 146

Island-Style Chicken Adobo 149

Cheats and Timesavers 151

Unfried Chicken Schnitzel 152

Maple-Brined Turkey with Apple Cranberry Sauce 155

Simply Succulent Beef Stew 159

Sneakily Good-For-You Beef Burgers 160

Knock-Your-Socks-Off Chili 162

Sarah's Meltaway Brisket 165

Chapter 7 Veggies Anytime 169

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai 171

Tandoori-Spiked Vegetable Skewers 173

Cauliflower Fried Rice 176

Crustless Mushroom pie 179

Noodleless Lasagna 180

Sheet-Pan Tofu Medley 183

Glass-Noodle Stir-Fry 184

Help! Your Survival Guide for Picky Eaters 186

Roasted-Cauliflower Shakshuka 189

Better-than-Fried French Fries 192

Oven-Roasted Secret Broccoli 195

Ten No-Recipe Side Dishes 196

Guiltless Zucchini Fritters 198

Candied Winter Squash 201

Chapter 8 Indulgent Desserts 203

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie 205

Turn Your Baking Flops into Successes 207

Anytime New Year's Apple Cake 208

Carrot Cake with Marshmallowy Frosting 211

Decadent Frozen Almond Brownie Pie 213

Home-Style Apple Cranberry Crisp 217

Unbelievably Dairy-Free Cheesecake 218

Better-than-Bought Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups 221

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches 223

Rockin' Raspberry Hamentaschen 227

Date-Bar Bites 229

Pumpkin and White-Chocolate Cookies 230

Lightened-Up Lemon Mousse with Drunken Berries 233

Chapter 9 Drinks and Nibbles for Friends 235

Flexible Hosting with Flair 236

Lychee Mojito Your Way 238

Passion Fruit Bubbly 241

Sparkling Fruit Spritzer 242

Creamy Coffee Bomb 245

Cheesy Cauliflower Poppers 246

Carrot Croquettes 249

Lean and Green Falafel Bites 253

Upgraded Saba Ghanoush 255

Spiced Beef Lollipops 258

Rosemary Party Nut Trail Mix 261

Sweet and Salty Chickpeas 262

Chapter 10 Condiments and Pantry Essentials 265

Ice Cube Infusions 266

Rosemary-Infused Salt 268

Crispy Onions 269

Family Secret Red Spread (Salat Adorn) 271

Flexible Green Pesto 272

The Ultimate Flexible Tahini 273

Hummus Any Way Any Day 274

Gluten-Free Cracker Crumbs 276

Spicy Sriracha Mayo 277

Green Schug 278

Any Veggie Sauté 281

Veggie-Full Marinara 282

How to Adapt Any Recipe to Hake It Your Own 284

Flexibility beyond the Kitchen: Your Transformation from Cook to Chef 287

Conversion Cheat Sheet 288

Acknowledgments 290

Index 293

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