Tuesday, 14 April 2015

My New Roots: Inspired Plant-Based Recipes for Every Season

Inspired Plant-Based Recipes for Every Season
by Sarah Britton 
Hardcover, 256 pages

I may be the only person who has never heard of Sarah Britton - up til now - and I am so glad I have found her!

My New Roots is a stunning book of inventive recipes for a plant-based cuisine, written by an extremely talented and popular food writer, recipe developer and blogger.

The recipes are all vegetarian, many of them vegan and many gluten-free. This is a powerful collection of healing dishes that brim with liveliness. And they are truly inspired. One of the few cookbooks that I have read every single word on every single page.

The recipes are divided by season and further by Mornings, Small Measures, Mains, and Sweets. Yes, even the sweets are healthy. She even includes a section on stocking a healthy pantry. 

There is so much to learn in  this book, and you get to eat while you learn about healthy eating. What could be better than that?

From the Back Flap:

Holistic nutritionist and highly-regarded blogger Sarah Britton presents a refreshing, straight-forward approach to balancing mind, body, and spirit through a diet made up of whole foods.

     Sarah Britton's approach to plant-based cuisine is about satisfaction--foods that satiate on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. Based on her knowledge of nutrition and her love of cooking, Sarah Britton crafts recipes made from organic vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts, and seeds. She explains how a diet based on whole foods allows the body to regulate itself, eliminating the need to count calories. My New Roots draws on the enormous appeal of Sarah Britton's blog, which strikes the perfect balance between healthy and delicious food. She is a "whole food lover," a cook who makes simple accessible plant-based meals that are a pleasure to eat and a joy to make. This book takes its cues from the rhythms of the earth, showcasing 100 seasonal recipes. Sarah simmers thinly sliced celery root until it mimics pasta for Butternut Squash Lasagna, and whips up easy raw chocolate to make homemade chocolate-nut butter candy cups. Her recipes are not about sacrifice, deprivation, or labels--they are about enjoying delicious food that's also good for you.

SARAH BRITTON (BFA, CNP) is the acclaimed holistic nutritionist, writer, and photographer behind the popular healthy foods blog MyNewRoots.org, winner of a 2014 Saveur “Best Food Blog” award. Sarah has been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, Bon AppĂ©tit, and Whole Living and has spoken at TedTalks. She gives nutrition seminars and workshops throughout North America and Europe and has been involved in numerous culinary projects, including Noma’s Test Kitchen. She lives in Copenhagen with her husband and their son.