Eating whole foods can transform a diet, and mastering the art of cooking these foods can be easy with the proper techniques and strategies. In 20 chapters, Chaplin shares ingenious recipes incorporating the foods that are key to a healthy diet: seeds and nuts, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and other plant-based foods. Chaplin offers her secrets for eating healthy every day: mastering some key recipes and reliable techniques and then varying the ingredients based on the occasion, the season, and what you’re craving. Once the reader learns one of Chaplin’s base recipes, whether for gluten-free muffins, millet porridge, or baked marinated tempeh, the ways to adapt and customize it are endless: change the fruit depending on the season, include nuts or seeds for extra protein, or even change the dressing or flavoring to keep a diet varied. Chaplin encourages readers to seek out local and organic ingredients, stock their pantries with nutrient-rich whole food ingredients, prep ahead of time, and, most important, cook at home.
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About the Author
Amy Chaplin is the author of At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen, an IACP and James Beard Award–winning book that celebrates the art of healthy eating. Her approach to food is inspired by nature and the healing benefits of whole food ingredients and has been driven, in part, by her rural upbringing in Northern New South Wales, Australia; her experiences cooking in different cities around the world; and her position as the former executive chef at New York’s renowned vegan restaurant Angelica Kitchen. Chaplin is a teacher, consultant, recipe developer, and personal chef. Her recipes have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Vogue, the Guardian, and Martha Stewart Living, among other publications. Chaplin divides her time between Brooklyn and upstate New York. Find her on Instagram @amychaplin.