Kitchen Matters: More than 100 Recipes and Tips to Transform the Way You Cook and Eat--Wholesome, Nourishing, Unforgettable

Kitchen Matters: More than 100 Recipes and Tips to Transform the Way You Cook and Eat--Wholesome, Nourishing, Unforgettable

by Pamela Salzman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738219240
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 98,496
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Pamela Salzman is a certified holistic health counselor who teaches cooking classes full-time. She lives in Manhattan Beach, California, with her husband and three children.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Eat Well, Live Well, Be Well viii

Getting Started 1

In a Nutshell, These Foods Matter in Your Kitchen 2

The Well-Stocked Kitchen 3

The Well-Stocked Pantry (and Refrigerator) 9

What to Buy Organic 22

12 Easy Ways to Get Healthier 23

Common Substitutions 24

How to Create a Balanced Meal 27

Recipe Codes 28

Tips for Prepping in Advance 29

10 Easy Swaps to Make Today 31

The Recipes

Better Breakfasts

Sautéed Apple Power Bowl 37

Smoothie Bowls 38

Banana-Berry Smoothie Bowl 38

Chocolate Smoothie Bowl 38

Mint Chip Smoothie Bowl 39

Mocha Smoothie Bowl 39

Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl 39

Grain-Free Superseed Granola 40

Savory Steel-Cut Oats 42

Overnight Oat, Chia, and Buckwheat Porridge 43

Apple-Blackberry Breakfast Crisp 45

Hash Brown Waffles 46

Pumpkin Oatmeal Soufflé 49

Banana-Walnut French Toast Casserole 50

Quick Breakfasts When There's No Time for Breakfast 51

Hearty Multigrain Pancakes with Flax 53

Apple-Dipped Pancakes 54

Grain-Free Banana Muffins 55

Tex-Mex Frittata Corn Bread 56

Migas (Egg and Corn Tortilla Scramble) 58

Cauliflower and Roasted Red Pepper Frittata 59

Brussels Sprout and Quinoa Hash with Fried Eggs 61

Snacks and Drinks

Greek Nachos 65

Pizza Muffins 66

Chocolate-Zucchini Bread with Apple and Carrot 68

Black Bean Cookie Dough Bites 69

Stovetop Popcorn 3 Ways 70

Truffle-Parmesan Popcorn 71

Maple-Almond Butter Popcorn 71

Nori-Sesame Popcorn 71

Chocolate Hummus 73

Nut Butter-Stuffed Dates 74

Bliss Balls 76

"Nutella" Bliss Balls 76

Mint Chocolate Chip Bliss Balls 77

Gingerbread Bliss Balls 77

Key Lime Bliss Balls 77

Crunchy Savory Chickpeas 78

Strawberry-Watermelon Ice Pops 79

Pineapple Agua Fresca 80

Honey-Ginger Lemonade 81

Satisfying Soups and Stews

Loaded Baked Potato Soup 85

Mexican Vegetable Soup with Rice and Beans 86

Peruvian Chicken and Cilantro Soup with Quinoa 87

Italian Wedding Soup 90

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup 91

Chipotle Turkey Chili with Sweet Potatoes 92

Middle Eastern Vegetable Soup with Freekeh 95

Hearty Vegetable Soup with Kale Pesto 96

Kitchari 98

Broccoli, Celery Root, and Spinach Soup 99

Vibrant Vegetables

How to Roast Vegetables 102

A Guide to Roasting Common Vegetables 104

Crispy Stovetop Brussels Sprouts 106

Roasted Broccoli and Lemon with Feta, Pickled Shallots, and Pine Nuts 109

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower with Raisins, Capers, and Crispy Quinoa 110

Stir-Fried Baby Bok Choy 112

Garlicky Kale 113

Braised Fennel with Tomatoes and Thyme 115

Garden Veggie Patties with Herbed Yogurt Dipping Sauce 116

Sautéed Beet Greens 117

Miso-Glazed Japanese Mushrooms 118

Spaghetti Squash with Cherry Tomatoes, Mushrooms, and Spinach 121

Sautéed Zucchini with Shallots 123

Grilled Eggplant with Pomegranate Molasses 124

Great Grains and Starches

How to Soak Grains and Legumes 128

How to Cook Beans from Scratch 129

How to Cook Basic Quinoa 130

How to Cook Basic White and Brown Rice 131

Grain Bowls 133

Asian Bowl 133

Thai Red Curry Bowl 134

Burrito Bowl 134

Greek Bowl 134

Pesto Bowl 134

Cilantro-Tahini Bowl 134

Millet and Cauliflower Mash 135

Not-Fried Rice and Vegetables 137

The Perfect Baked Potato 138

One-Pot Barley with Melted Cabbage 139

Moroccan Spiced Butternut Squash 141

Baked Cauliflower and Rice Risotto with Mint Pesto 142

Soft Polenta with Mushroom Ragout 144

Braised Lentils with Brussels Sprouts and Creamy Dijon Cashew Drizzle 148

Herbed Mixed-Grain Pilaf 149

Pasta with Kale, Walnuts, and Ricotta 150

Beyond the Leaf Salads

Saturday Chopped Salad 155

Raw Kale Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette 156

Italian White Bean and Tuna Salad with Capers 157

Superfood Salad 158

Winter Vegetable Slaw with Ginger and Lime 161

Green Goddess Chicken Salad 162

Asian Green Salad with Avocado and Oranges 165

Mexican Chopped Salad with Spicy Cilantro Dressing 166

Zucchini Carpaccio 167

Quinoa Salad with Cherries, Almonds, Celery, and Pecorino 169

Shaved Vegetable Salad 170

Arugula Salad with Nectarines, Tomatoes, and Fresh Mozzarella 173

Spinach Salad with Roasted Red Onions and Shiitakes 174

Curried Chickpea Salad 175

Grilled Summer Salad with Chicken and Spicy Cashew Dressing 176

Fall Salad with Pumpkin Pie-Spiced Roasted Pears, Manchego, and Walnuts 179

Main Dishes

Skillet Chicken with Asparagus 183

Lickety-Split Chicken 184

Sweet and Smoky Lickety-Split Chicken 184

Mediterranean Lickety-Split Chicken 185

Boneless, Skinless Version 185

South American Roast Chicken with Green Sauce 186

Chicken Shawarma 188

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos 190

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Slaw 191

Portobello and Poblano Tacos with Charred Corn 194

Wild Halibut Burgers 195

Broiled Fillet of Sole with Lemon and White Wine 198

Grilled Lemon-Herb Shrimp 201

Wild Salmon 7 Ways 202

Balsamic-Herb Flank Steak 205

Picadillo 206

Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast 208

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Veggie Burgers 209

Lentil Sloppy Joes 210

Eggplant "Meatballs" 213

Vegan Mac and Cheese 214

Mexican Millet Casserole 217

Quick Thai Yellow Vegetable Curry 219


Vegan Oatmeal Cherry Pecan Cookies 223

Blueberry Crumble Bars 224

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies 225

White Bean Tahini Blondies 226

Grain-Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake 229

Plum Almond Galette 230

Spiced Pear Upside-Down Cake 232

Peach Pie with Spelt Crust 233

Mini Lemon Yogurt Cheesecakes 234

Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding 236

Roasted Peach Sundaes with Date Caramel Sauce 238

Mason Jar Berry Shortcakes with Whipped Greek Yogurt and Cream 240

Baked Maple Walnut Stuffed Apples 242

Cantaloupe Granita 243

No-Churn Strawberry Gelato 245


Hard-Boiled Eggs 248

Vegetable Stock 248

Homemade Chicken or Turkey Stock 249

Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth 250

Cauliflower Rice 251

Roasted Sweet Bell Peppers 251

Chimichurri Sauce 252

Basil-Parsley Pesto 252

Homemade Marinara Sauce 253

Taco Seasoning 253

Ranch Dressing 254

Everyday Salad Dressing 255

Coconut Milk 255

Homemade Coconut Yogurt 256

Almond Butter (and variations) 256

Almond Milk 257

Whole-Grain Pancakes 258

Cashew Cream 258

Raspberry Chia Seed Jam 259

Metric Conversion Chart 260

Suggested Seasonal Meal Plans 261

Resources 263

Acknowledgments 267

Index 269

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