"I’ll be honest, I only bought cookbooks so they could sit prettily on my open shelving and make me look domestic . . . until Sarah Adler came into my world. As someone who has felt overwhelmed with diet culture, healthy eating, and limited by time, I’ve never really followed through. Enter: Simply Real Eating. Not only does Sarah’s smile make my kitchen a little brighter, but this book makes healthy eating approachable, exciting, and EASY. This one is a game changer and a resource that I wish I had years ago."
In this unique and welcoming cookbook, Sarah Adler invites readers to cultivate a healthy lifestyle that will actually last. The founder of Simply Real Health, Adler is your nutritionist, your life coach, and your best- friend-who-makes-the-best-food all rolled into one. With more than 100 easy #antidiet recipes to share, she makes getting healthy effortless. Her enthusiasm comes through on every page, with chapters including “Weekday Work It” breakfasts and snacks to share in “Aperitifing Is a Verb.” Recipes are all gluten-free, many with five ingredients or fewer, and have options to customize for other dietary needs. Stunning photographs of each dish make this book a pleasure to read.
With recipes such as Warming Sweet Potato Muffins; Fire-Roasted Herby Corn Salad; Broccoli, Basil, and Goat Cheese Pizzas; and Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Simply Real Eating includes all the practical tools and healthy rituals you need.
"Reading Sarah’s book is like having a best friend on speed dial who knows exactly how to simplify healthy eating and living so you can feel oh-so good. Packed with simple, beautiful real food recipes that are totally doable, little daily rituals to make it joyful, and tons of tips to help you break free of the calorie struggle once and for all, Simply Real Eating is bound to become your indispensable guide to all things real food and healthy living."
"This is more than a cookbookSarah simplifies the steps of eating well and taking care of yourself. There is so much noise telling us what is ‘healthy,’ and I am grateful that Sarah boils it down and gives us all the practical steps in this book. It is a thoughtful and beautiful reference for both people who are comfortable in the kitchen and those ready to learn. Simply Real Eating is a book to keep on the counter to stay inspired in the kitchen and in your daily pursuit of wellness."
Nutrition coach Adler focuses on relatively simple and quick recipes using "whole food" ingredients, focusing on veggies, grains, and beans. However, there are also quite a few recipes with meat, primarily fish or chicken, as well as desserts and drinks. Besides the recipes themselves, the book includes a substantial introduction with suggestions on how to cook more frequently, along with healthy lifestyle tips and rituals. Written in a conversational and personal style, the text can be cutesy, and there is a tendency toward trendy ingredients, such as turmeric, matcha, and broccoli "rice." The recipes themselves, though, are simple and straightforward, and most are accompanied by full-page photos. There is a complete index at the end, along with a few handy conversion charts. VERDICT Adler offers ways to get a healthy, attractive meal on the table quickly. Purchase where there is interest.—Susan Hurst, Miami Univ. Libs., Oxford, OH
|Publisher:||Countryman Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)|