Some of the most powerful healers are fruits, roots, spices and vegetables. They have anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, antimicrobial and other healing properties that assist our bodies in staying healthy and maintaining homeostasis. Eating these foods straight up is fine for some, but others need them incorporated into scrumptious and appealing meals. I recently received two new cookbooks that not only focus on healthy foods, but the recipes are easy to make, taste great, and nourish our bodies.
There is no question that there are certain foods that affect our moods. These vary from person to person, but the major culprits are sugar, caffeine and junk food. Super Roots, on the other hand, is going to help and show us how to include healing spices that will elevate our mood, maintain wellbeing and even enhance our beauty.
Super Roots is divided into five chapters, Pantry, Tired, Hungover, Bloated and Sick. Specific equipment is required, but you may have most in your home already. These include a blender, julienne peeler, wok, and pestle and mortar. I found a gorgeous marble Pestle and Mortar on Amazon for a great price. They also carry granite versions that are equally as nice.
Most of the ingredients required to make the recipes may already be in our pantry, but if not, they are easy to find. Plus, there are twelve flavorful spices and over 60 exciting ways to use them in the included recipes delicious. They’re game-changers when it comes to your moods. The recipes cover several flavor profiles, Sweet & Starchy, Salty & Umami, Pungent & Spicy, Bitter, and Sour. It’s all about balance.
All the recipes were inspired by Eastern cultures – predominantly Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea and China. Each will nourish your body and make you feel happy and content! Some of the included recipes are Sweet Potato Chaat, Kimchi Hummus, Tom Yum Fried Rice, Turmeric Corn Fritters and Bibimbap Wraps. Each recipe indicates if they are vegetarian, vegan and how many servings it makes.
Mindful Vegan Meals
The Mindful Vegan, Food is Your Friend cookbook is packed with 75 vibrant healthy vegan recipes that are our bodies can thrive on. They’re filled with flavor, but they will also help us develop a healthy, meaningful relationship with food. The author has successfully healed from bulimia and now inspires others with her delicious recipes. You will learn to be confident with our food choices and eat for health and energy without sacrificing any flavors.
Mindful Vegan Meals is divided into seven sections, Carby, Hearty and Comforting Mains | Back To My Roots | Energy-Packed Salads | Falling in Love With Breakfast | Fueling & Refreshing Beverages | Treat Yourself, You Deserve It | and Add Pizzazz To Your Food.
Each section has a lovely variety of meals to prepare that are completely vegan and guilt-free. Our favorite foods have been tweaked and health hacked so we can eat them heartily. Although the ingredients are simple, they have been skillfully collaborated to create tasteful dishes.
The dynamic photos are mouth-watering and will encourage you to create recipes that nourish the soul and heal the spirit. The book is riddled with points to ponder, notes and tips so you can build your knowledge on eating right and healthy. From Cauliflower Greek Burgers to Hearty Vegetable Minestrone to Warm Tomato & Spinach Rice Salad to decadent Hunger Bars, this cookbook will be a culinary favorite.
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.