Awarded the Best “Health and Nutrition” Cookbook in the world for 2016 at the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards!
This award winning 400 page recipe book is not just an exciting cookbook, it is a blueprint for eating your way to good health.
Featuring 150 plant-based recipes developed for their health-promoting properties, as well as their amazing taste appeal, it guides users toward safer cooking methods, showcases everyday medicinal ingredients and reveals how to set up a wellness kitchen to make it easier—and exciting—to eat well at home. Experienced dietitian Sue Radd brings her research and international cooking experience to create an appealing and beautiful collection of the best of her recipes.
From the Author:
"In my earliest memories of cooking, I picture my grandmother at her wood stove and kitchen garden in Croatia-and me climbing her sour cherry trees! She was always teaching me the value of homemade food and 'unsprayed' produce," says author Sue Radd. "Whether you are looking to stay well and prevent disease or influence the progression of an advanced medical condition, it's never too late to start reaping benefits. Your diet is the cornerstone of health improvement. So here is my gift to you: 150 of my best recipes showing you how to use food as medicine in your own home and, at the back of the book, a summary of the current scientific evidence of how and why these recipes can transform the health of you and your family." - Sue Radd
Disclaimer: I love cookbooks. Particularly ones about healthy cooking. This is quite a contrast to the way I used to be about four years ago, where I was big (literally) into decadently unhealthy food. So when I was lucky enough to have a sneak peek of Food As Medicine: Cooking For Your Best Health the other month, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy of my own. But it was worth the wait.
This thick hardcover recipe book by dietician Sue Radd is more than a cookbook. Food As Medicine is a “comprehensive introduction to cooking food as medicine in your kitchen.” It features 150 plant-based recipes that all sound as amazing as they look—and the food photography throughout Food As Medicine is excellent. The recipes are simple, healthy and don’t involve 40,000 obscure ingredients you can only find in specialist shops. There have long been complaints that preparing healthy food takes a lot of time, effort and money, but Sue has made the recipes in Food As Medicine accessible, which means there are no excuses not to give them a try.
Before you get started on cooking them all, there is a practical guide to making-over your kitchen, pantry, fridge and freezer so your healthy lifestyle change will be ore easily sustained. Sue also provides comprehensive health information, explaining the latest scientific health research.
The “More Detailed Health Information” section at the back of the book is excellent, and it’s followed by “Helpful Notes on Various Foods,” which explains what makes the fruits, vegetables, grains and other foods used in this book good for you.
part from the beautiful layout and simplicity of the recipes, what I really enjoyed about Food As Medicine is that it focuses on plant-based nutrition—something that’s not only healthy for you, but also better for the environment.
Whether you’re looking to make some healthy changes to your diet, want to lose weight or need some new food inspiration, Food As Medicine is a great place to start.
—Adele Nash, Communication Coordinator, North New South Wales Conference