Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Salad Love: 260 Crunchy, Savory, and Filling Meals You Can Make Every Day

Salad Love
260 Crunchy, Savory, 
and Filling Meals 
You Can Make Every Day
by David Bez
Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Are you ready to get your salad on???!!!

Don't tell me you wait til summer for salads.

No, winter salads do not have to mean wilted baby greens from half way around the world, topped by a whitish and disconcertingly crispy tomato.

Good, fresh salads can be made any day of the year, using seasonal ingredients. And, if you want to be like David Bez, you can even make them at your desk. Small and cluttered as it may be.

He tells you the best ratios you need for a salad that will leave you feeling sated, healthy and energized after eating. Base, Vegetables and Fruit, Protein, Toppings, Fresh Herbs, Dressings and Spices. 

I love that this book was created by a working dad who wanted to challenge himself to learn as much about nutrition and what works for him and his lifestyle as possible.

This book is great for all dietary types: Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Omnivore, and Raw. Something for everyone - all through the year.

No excuses now - get your Salad Love on!

Contents Include:
This is Not a Cookbook
1,000 days of Office Lunches, or More
How to Assemble a Salad
My Tools
A Year of Salads


From the Back Flap:

Salads take the spotlight in this visually arresting cookbook that showcases a year's worth of weekday recipes so exciting you'll want to eat salads every day.

     At the request of his co-workers who were constantly admiring his lunches, David Bez started the photo-driven blog Salad Pride, embarking on a year-long challenge to create one new salad every day. The blog instantly gained popularity for its creative salads that require no special cooking skills. The cookbook Salad Love pairs his vibrant photographs with accompanying recipes arranged around seasonal produce.

     Recipes include Egg, Asparagus, Croutons, and Pecorino for Spring; Crabmeat, Avocado, Nori, and Cucumber for Summer; Kale, Raspberries, and Blackberries for Fall; and Manchego, Dried Apricots, Fennel, and Radicchio for Winter. Many salads in the book require only a cutting board and a knife, so lunches can be made fresh at your desk. With an emphasis on fresh, whole foods, and innovative flavor combinations, these salads truly excite and inspire.

DAVID BEZ is the author of Salad Pride, a blog followed by salad fans all over the world. David is not a chef, he is an art director and a food lover with a limited lunch break; an Italian who cares about what's on his plate; a designer who knows that you eat with your eyes first. His blog chronicles his personal challenge to make one new salad a day for an entire year. He has been featured in Stylist, Emerald Street, The Huffington Post, The Times, and others.