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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Health on Your Plate - Shop & Cook with Yara (Book Review)

Health on your Plate - Shop & Cook with Yara | Addicted to Recipes
I was very lucky to receive a copy of Yara Shoemaker's book "Health on Your Plate - Shop & Cook with Yara" - what a great read the book has been.  Y'all know that I love to read cookbooks, and while there are some great looking recipes in Yara's book (like Good Girl Cocoa, Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, and Crusted Snapper) it's all the other information that has me so intrigued.  This book truly is a journey to a better you, chock full of tips and tricks and things that encourage you to consider  - from how your kitchen is stocked to how you clean to how you select the foods you've been purchasing for yourself and your family.

Most of my circle knows that I'm not big on processed foods.  I don't "do" aspartame or any of those chemicals (or I do my best to avoid them), I do my best to try to prepare foods from scratch for my family as often as possible.  I don't follow any of the fad diets (and I pretty much do consider most of the diets, or "ways of eating" to be fads...I've been around long enough to know that in a few years it'll be something new that's "in").  I believe in making the best choices that you can, and I believe in providing the best variety of food that I can for my family.  I feel like Yara and I have a lot of the same beliefs. 

That's why I can easily say that I have been totally hooked on this book.  You know how I say that I always have cookbooks sitting on my nightstand?  Health on Your Plate has been a staple on my nightstand for the last while.  I love flipping through and finding a new chapter to read.  Do you know what I have come to accept after reading this book?  You really are what you eat...I know, we've heard it all before, but it really is true!  (was that an "a-ha moment"?!)

An added bonus with this book, is a supplemental book "Superfoods from Earth and Ocean" - it is a handy purse-sized booklet that I've been carrying around for a while now.  It's a great reference guide - the charts are awesome in helping to pick the best produce at the right time of year, and the detailed breakdown of the vitamins and minerals has been really helpful for me. 

You can purchase this great book now - you can find online at Amazon.  You should check it out, I bet you'll learn a few things that will enhance your life!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to read and review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the book review, will put it on my "To Read" list.


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