- Promotes journaling food/mood/exercise to determine effect of different foods on you; personalized diet
- “Clean food is naturally grown and minimally processed” p6
- Straightforward description of the problem with soy products
- Nice ‘What’s That?’ list of less common foods w/ taste descriptors
- Recipe lists by season!
- Whole cookbook is mostly vegan without announcing itself as such
- Spicy Thai Tempeh with Cashews! Need to buy basmati. . .
- Walters’ qualifications for clean food, i.e. minimal processing, don’t seem to apply to condiments — how does she think soy sauce is made? or dijon? veganaise? et cetera
- A few uncommon foods; enough to garner interest w/o having to buy a whole new pantry
- Presents sea vegetables as integral & forgotten diet component, interesting
- Overall, recipes are single-page, straightforward steps & simple prep; most are 30-min meals w/o bragging over it
- Great balance of seasonal ingredients
- Not an annoying, preachy, Kingsolver-esque cookbook about health foods, rather clear cut recipes that make it painless
- Stopped midway thru reading recipes to grab my grocery list
- Already made the Maple Nut Granola — delicious! Highly recommend.
- Excellent gift for vegetarians/vegans/health nuts
Clean Food: A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source with More than 200 Recipes for a Healthy and Sustainable You
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Final review will be published in Vibrant Life newsletter, January 2010