Reviews by Kristina Sepetys
The choice to follow a vegan or vegetarian diet might be for health reasons, such as to control weight, blood pressure, or cholesterol. For some, it might be to honor personal commitments to living sustainably. Many people who follow plant-intense diets are interested in choosing varied and balanced ingredients to ensure proper nutrition and maintenance of good health. The cookbooks below share different personal approaches to nutritious, satisfying, plant-based eating. Visit our bookshelf for additional reviews of vegan and vegetarian cookbooks.
My New Roots: Inspired Plant-Based Recipes for Every Season
by Sarah Britton
(Clarkson Potter, 2015)
Sarah Britton, a holistic nutritionist and popular blogger, is a strong proponent for cooking with fresh, locally grown produce. Her debut cookbook shares 100 of her favorite plant-based recipes, all beautifully photographed. Britton and her blog have attracted legions of followers—vegetarians, vegans, paleo practitioners, and gluten-free gourmets alike—eager to try her creative, adaptable, easily managed, and healthy dishes. In My New Roots, Britton assembles many of these recipes and describes the preparation techniques that are best in drawing out the most healthful and delicious properties of these foods. Follow the rhythms of the growing seasons with dishes like Freekeh Pancakes with Wilted Swiss Chard and Poached Eggs; Shaved Turnip and Radish Salad with Poppyseed Dressing; Dandelion Greens with Ghee-Poached Radishes and Smoked Salt; Black Lentil Salad with Tzatziki, Avocado, and Pea Shoots; and Apricot Rhubarb Clafoutis.… Read More