Monday, March 2, 2015

Healthy Recipes, Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Based on thorough research drawn from reputable sources, Rebecca Katz's follow-up to her cancer-fighting cookbooks and longevity cookbook is a refocusing of information touched on in her earlier publications. Although she (and her co-author Mat Edelston) in no way advocate eschewing more mainstream treatment THE HEALTHY MIND COOKBOOK is most definitely a strong addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in more holistic tools for the prevention and treatment of diseases like dementia, depression, ADHD and the brain fog that often accompanies chronic pain.

After an introductory chapter on culinary pharmacopeia, she plunges into more than a hundred tempting recipes that even my allergy-challenged household can use as is, or easily adapt to our circumstances. The eight-page, double-columned index is quite useful and the extensive bibliography makes my geeky heart go pitter-pat but the best section in my opinion is the resource listings where even someone in a more rural setting can source the ingredients used in Rebecca Katz's creations.

As a kitchen dabbler, I have already used the culinary pharmacopeia as a starting point for some of my own recipes and look forward to exploring more of THE HEALTHY MIND COOKBOOK in the near future. Even people new to cooking will find it useful, though. There is a wonderful section on how to approach cooking from scratch and each of the recipes provides tips on substitutions that can work with what you might have on hand.  I highly recommend THE HEALTHY MIND COOKBOOK, it is one of the gems on my kitchen shelf.

ISBN: 978-1-60774-297-5
Author: Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelston
Publication Date:February 2015
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Format: Hardcover
Available From: Random House
Price: $29.99
Pages: 245
Genre: Cooking, Health
Details: Index, Bibliography, Resources

(Blogging For Books has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.)

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