A must-have for plant-based lifestyles: Good Clean Food

A must-have for plant-based lifestyles. (5 stars)

 As much as I love to eat clean, coming up with ways to make it happen are just not my strength. Fortunately, there are inspiring and inspired folks out there like Lily Kunin who not only give you recipes, they make it a feast for the eyes too.

Good Clean Food would be worth buying just for the beautiful food photography but Kunin proves she's more than just an Instagrammer with her recipes. You'll find nourishing soups, filling Power Bowls, creamy plant-based puddings, and so much more. Even, a few recipes for hair and face masks!

In particular, what I feel is a very stand-out part of this book is the Back to Basics chapter. It teaches how to use dried pulses and grains—which can be daunting to many cooks—as well as how to make nut milks and veggies noodles, as well as how to batch roast vegetables. For novice clean eaters and vegans I think that chapter alone makes this book a very worthy investment.

From cover to cover I was impressed. Stunning food photos, a lot more acquirable ingredients than similar offerings, and recipes for year-round nourishment make this a must-have. I loved it and will be recommending it to my many friends, family, and colleagues who are vegetarian/vegan/flexitarian and so forth.

Notes: ARC received via NetGalley.

Release Date: March 7th, 2017

Good Clean Food: Super Simple Plant-Based Recipes for Every Day by Lily Kunin
Clean Eating, Nutrition, Cooking, Photography, Vegan
Digital/Print (224 pages, ABRAMS)
Lily Kunin, creator of the popular site and Instagram account Clean Food Dirty City, shares 100 simple, vibrant, plant-based recipes for looking and feeling your best
In her debut cookbook, Good Clean Food, health coach Lily Kunin shares plant-based recipes for irresistibly clean, wholesome food. With Lily's less-is-more approach, you'll learn how to create nourishing dishes, bowls, salads, smoothies, and more using gluten- and dairy-free ingredients. Her delicious recipes are complemented by the same vibrant, textured, and stunning photography that has become a trademark of her popular site Clean Food Dirty City.
Organized by the way that food makes you feel—awakened, nourished, cleansed, restored, sustained, and comforted—Good Clean Food highlights key ingredients that support healthy eating and clean living.
The book contains a flavorful mix of recipes, including:
Falafel Bowl with Mediterranean Millet and Green Tahini
Walnut Taco Salad + Avocado
Pesto Zucchini Noodles
Evergreen Detox Bowl
Sunny Immunity Smoothie Bowl
Salted Caramel Bonbons
The book also features a “Bowl Builder” section that walks readers through the process of building the perfect grain bowl, and provides helpful advice on how to stock a healthy kitchen and prep for the week ahead. Helpful tips and recipes instruct on using the same ingredients from your pantry for beauty enhancement, like a raw honey-turmeric facemask and rosemary-coconut oil hair treatment.
Good Clean Food reinforces the notion that clean, simple food can be beautiful, taste delicious, and provide our bodies with all the nutrients and healing properties we need to thrive.

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