I got The Longevity Kitchen by Rebecca Katz and Mat Edelson the day before Thanksgiving, and immediately sat down and started reading. The heavy eating of the holidays hadn't even kicked off yet, but already I was craving food that was good for me. This new cookbook hit the spot.
The book isn't based on any fad diets. Instead it focuses on recipes featuring a handful of super foods like asparagus, basil, coffee, dark chocolate, kale, olive oil, sweet potatoes, and wild salmon. The book is set up in chapters like a regular cookbook - it starts with soups and goes through desserts. What I loved though is the section that indexes the recipes based on what you are trying to get your food to do for you: build immunity, lower cholesterol, enhance memory, strengthen the heart, etc. I can't wait to try the Carrot Apple Slaw with Cranberries that is featured on the cover. It sounds and looks amazing!
I'd highly recommend this book for anyone who wants fresh ideas for an already healthy diet, or who is looking to turn over a new leaf in January!
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.