Clean Food

Clean Food

A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source : With More Than 200 Recipes for A Healthy and Sustainable You

Book - 2009
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Presents more than two hundred vegan recipes organized by produce available in spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Epicure, 2009.
ISBN: 9781402768149
Branch Call Number: 641.5636 W235
Characteristics: 290 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.

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A vegan cookbook with crossover charisma.


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stamy11
Jul 06, 2016

I have come to a point where I see the wisdom and dramatic need of eating foods only when they are in season. I like this book for providing wonderful recipes for the seasons but wish the author would recognize the great health value of natural ferments ( for abundant probiotics) and grass-fed and natural meats for their abundant gut and brain supporting nutritional value. I agree with another reviewer who said that nutritional info is not needed. If you eat with the seasons and listen to your body, it's unnecessary. People didn't need it for thousands of years, and we still don't.

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TheVeganLibrarian
Apr 18, 2014

This beautiful book will change the way you think about cooking and eating. Arranged by seasons, you will become aware of how seasonal, whole food eating is the most delicious and healthy. You shouldn't eat strawberries in August nor tomatoes in December! With an emphasis on whole grains such as quinoa and varied foods from mushrooms to sea vegetables, the recipes are neither time-consuming nor complicated. Most things will not come from a jar and your body will be better for it! The simple but beautiful photography adds to the appeal. I own the updated version, which contains a few new recipes but is basically the same. I disagree with previous comments that nutrition information should be provided. We live in an age where vitamins and minerals are counted like gold, but the big picture of how these things beautifully integrate on their own, without our needing to be scientists, is ignored. If you eat these kinds of whole foods (yes, veagn!), stop before you are completely stuffed full, eat a moderate amount of healthy fats, and regularly exercise, you don't need to count calories. Your body will find its natural balance. Mother Nature knows best! I counted calories and obsessed for years, but I didn't gain a pound after I stopped worrying - just by eating and taking care of myself this way. Check out Color Me Vegan for similar recipes and more information!

Chortlesnort May 15, 2012

I liked her balanced approach to how intense we should get over our diets! Some things she considers as 'clean' in her book do not work for me. I get the feeling she would be OK with that!

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pattyskypants
Nov 20, 2011

There are a lot of "new" products available to the natural foods fan and this book uses them. When I opened it, I found that some of the pages were trashed because of food spills and water damage, which made it a little yucky to handle, but the recipes are very simple and easy to make. Big focus on FRESH veggies! Also loved the fact that the recipes are arranged BY SEASON and I thought that to be highly intelligent! Loved it!

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alitat77
Jan 14, 2011

This book found me at a good time when I am interested in trying different grains (tabouli, couscous, wheat berries) and focusing on more garden-focused food which provides health benefits as well as being a no-brainer way to cut back on Walmart runs for cans of this and that. In the book I found some great recipes, some inspiring ideas. What I did not find were calorie counts. And I have to say I understand WHY many whole food books do not include this, but I have reached an age and mindset where I find it naive and neglectful to not include this info. We live in an age where eating wholefoods and also being in a maintained healthy weight are beyond rare. Did the author and publisher not understand that many people reading this cookbook might be using it to try to change their lifestyle or diet? Or did they know this but just poo-poo it? Bottom line is food portion sizes do matter and calorie intake and usage does matter. I would have loved and highly recommended this book if they had taken that seriously. As the book is now, they seem to mostly just be talking to the yoga-taking, health food store shopping set who already embraces this style of cooking. A shame and a missed opportunity, really.

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