A must-have resource for omnivores, herbivores, and carnivores alike, this vegetable cookbook clearly organizes vegetable profiles and recipes by season for easy reference. Together with guidelines on how to prep, cook, pair, and eat every veggie, each chapter in this vegetable cookbook features 4 quick and simple recipes to make vegetables a staple at your table. -- Amazon
INTRODUCTION Preparing more vegetables and cooking at home is a simple strategy that can greatly improve your health. What's more, research has reported that preparing food at home is associated with less fast food consumption and money spent on food. One of the first steps towards cooking more at home is learning different ways to cook fresh vegetables. These skills will enable you to make veggies the star of your meals, which in turn will provide you with tons of beneficial nutrients and lead to improved health. Basic methods of cooking vegetables A. CHOPPING Chopping is about as basic as you can get, and it's something that seasoned home cooks might take for granted. But not everyone learns how to slice, dice, and julienne veggies as a kid. That's why chopping is the first and foremost skill to master if you want to become a better cook and eat more vegetables. B. STEAMING Steaming is an age-old technique for preparing veggies. Sometimes it gets overlooked, but it really gets the job done! Plus, research shows that steaming some vegetables may preserve their nutrients more than other methods of cooking. 8 To steam a vegetable means to expose it to hot water to soften the food and make it more tender. C. BOILING Boiling vegetables is one of the easiest ways to prepare them. While boiling can cause some nutrients to leech out of vegetables into the water, that's not the case for every type of veggie. Sometimes, boiling is the most effective way to cook potatoes and other firm root vegetables even if some nutrients are lost. And if you're eating a variety of both cooked and raw veggies, you don't need to worry about preserving the optimal nutrition of every single meal. D. SAUTÉING To sauté a vegetable means to cook it in some type of fat over heat. The most common fats used in sautéing are extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, butter, and even coconut oil. You can also add minced garlic, herbs and spices, and/or salt and pepper to a sauté. E. MARINATING Once you start to get more comfortable in the kitchen, you can create marinades for vegetables! Brushing or soaking vegetables in a mixture of olive oil, spices, herbs and other flavorings before cooking them can increase their flavor and tenderness once they are cooked. Marinated vegetables can be sautéed, roasted, or grilled. F. ROASTING If you're new to roasting veggies, you have no idea what you're missing! Roasting completely transforms the flavors and textures of raw vegetables. Many people find that the veggies they absolutely hate to eat raw are some of their favorite ones to eat roasted. G. QUICK PICKLING Quick pickling is a simple and fun technique to prepare vegetables. Even though pickling can sound intimidating, making pickled veggies (fridge pickles, not the shelf stable kind) is incredibly easy. With some vinegar, sugar, and spices, you can pickle just about any kind of vegetable.
The reference book that combines vegetable love with authoritative knowledge; everything a cook needs to know to buy, store, cook, and enjoy vegetables at their peak EatingWell magazine is well known as a beacon of knowledge and reliability, helping people create a healthy lifestyle in and out of the kitchen—as well as making that lifestyle enjoyable and attainable. EatingWell Vegetables guides both vegetable lovers and novices through the world of produce, including must-know basics, shopping notes, growing advice, and cooking tips on 100 common and less common vegetables, from arugula to yucca. Organized alphabetically by vegetable, the book includes information on seasonality and the health benefits of each vegetable, as well as more than 250 recipes with complete nutrition analysis, all tested by the EatingWell Test Kitchen. Each chapter gives core information on preparation, such as how to roast, steam, or sauté each vegetable perfectly. With 200 beautiful color photos of just-picked vegetables, delicious finished dishes, and step-by-step techniques, the book is a guide to the beauty, versatility, and delightful variety of vegetables.
The Delicious Way to Strengthen Your Immune System and Neutralize Inflammation
Author: Annalise G. Roberts
Publisher: Agate Publishing
From Annalise Roberts, author of the celebrated Gluten-Free Baking Classics, and Claudia Pillow, PhD, comes this new full-scale gluten-free cookbook--a breakthrough in healthier eating, featuring 140 great new recipes. The Gluten-Free Good Health Cookbook is a true departure from other diet cookbooks--learn how you can make daily decisions that will strengthen your immune system, prevent disease, and help you lose weight by eating real food. The book includes compelling food choice explanations, guidance, and cooking advice, plus 140 field-tested recipes, including gluten-free roux for Macaroni and Cheese; traditional pan sauce gravies; innovative low-fat sauces and creamy soups; and a comprehensive chapter on the art and science of cooking great-tasting vegetables. Readers will enjoy a wide selection of flavorful and diverse recipes like Buffalo Meatballs, Roasted Poblano Asiago Soup, Kale with Puttanesca Sauce, Chicken Noodle Gratin, Moroccan Lamb Stew, and more.
Over 100 Recipes to Trick Your Kids into Eatin' Their Greens
Author: Whalen Book Works
Publisher: Whalen Book Works
Make Vegetables Great Again is the go-to cookbook for making kids (and kids at heart) love their veggies! Some kids say vegetables like it’s the dirtiest word they’ve ever heard. (Heck, some parents feel the same way!) But it doesn’t have to be like that! It’s time to Make Vegetables Great Again! Inside this polished little hardcover cookbook you’ll find: - Over 100 recipes, variations, and tips and tricks for making every meal (secretly!) chock full of vegetables! - Brilliant ideas for sneaking vegetables into kids' diets! - Prep-ahead plans and other tricks for making mealtimes (and on-the-go mealtimes) super fun, fast, easy, and delicious! - Beautiful food photography that will reel in even the pickiest eater! - Fun facts on how to select luscious produce, plus ways to get the most flavor and nutrition out of your vegetables! Feeding a little person healthy, fresh, seasonal produce doesn’t have to be difficult. Make Vegetables Great Again will win over even the stubbornest little eater. They’ll be gobbling up that cauliflower in no time! Go on, get cooking—veg-filled breakfasts, fresh lunches, healthy snacks, and happy family dinners await!
The Essential Nutrition Guide for a Healthy Midlife -- with More Than 130 Recipes
Author: Karen Giblin
Publisher: Hachette UK
Eat to Defeat Menopause combines easy-to-understand health information to combat the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause with delicious and healthy recipes from both the authors and some of America's top chefs.Along with practical advice, essential information on women's health, and a healthy dose of humor, Eat to Defeat Menopause offers dietary strategies to improve sleep, hot flashes, and other menopausal symptoms; key foods for health and wellness during menopause; information on soy foods--the perfect food for menopause; dietary guidelines and healthy weight tips and more.
Keep a low GI diet with delicious and simple recipes Using the glycemic index is not only a proven method of losing and maintaining weight safely and quickly, it's also an effective way to prevent the most common diseases of affluence, such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Now you can easily whip up meals at home that will help you shed unwanted pounds and stay healthy with the Glycemic Index Cookbook For Dummies. 150 delicious and simple recipes with a glycemic index and glycemic load rating level for each Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, on-the-go, vegetarian, and kid-friendly recipes Full-color insert showcases many of the book's recipes If you're one of the millions of people looking for a safe, effective, and easy-to-follow diet with proven results, Glycemic Index Cookbook For Dummies has all of the information and recipes that will get you well on the way to a healthier you.
How to Eat an Elephant is a health and wellness book with a difference. Targeted at health conscious baby boomers, this is one book that everyone can benefit from. The secret to this book's success is the unique format which allows people to be in control of their own lifestyle decision and helps them make small steps of never-ending improvement. How to Eat an Elephant covers diet, exercise and positive thinking in short succinct chapters with Dr Brett's unique philosophy prevalent throughout. Dr Brett is able to take the latest research and science combined with old fashioned truisms and put them together in a fun, easy-to-read style. Each chapter is designed as a stand-alone read with a challenge at the end, allowing the reader to absorb one chapter and take on one challenge at a time. This ensures that this will be one of those books the reader can hang onto for a lifetime as a ready reference to the challenges of their modern lifestyle.
115 recipes--wholesome new creations and celebrated favorites from the blog--from the husband and wife team behind Two Peas & Their Pod TWO PEAS & THEIR POD celebrates a family, friends, and community-oriented lifestyle that has huge and growing appeal. Maria the genuine, fun, relaxed mom next door who's got the secret sauce: that special knack for effortlessly creating tantalizing and wholesome (and budget-friendly) meals with ease. From a Loaded Nacho Bar bash for 200 guests to quick-and-easy healthy weeknight dinners like never-fail favorites like One-Skillet Sausage Pasta or Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps (always followed by a fab dessert!), Maria shares her best lifestyle tips and home cook smarts. An essential resource for parents looking to update their healthy, inexpensive, time-saving, kid friendly meal roster; aspiring home cooks who want to eat-in delicious food more than they eat out; as well as anyone looking to share their love of food and the giving spirit with their neighbors, TWO PEAS & THEIR POD will help readers bring home that (achievable!) slice of Americana, where families come together to enjoy fresh and nutritious meals and there's always a batch of still-warm cookies waiting on the counter.