Upgrade Your Cooking: Resources for Upscale, Healthy Recipes

Woman cooking in the kitchenIf you are like me, the majority of the food you make is based on what you already know. Perhaps you have a handful of dishes that rotate through your repertoire. Recipes are generally the exception to the rule if they are used at all. This is also true for me because my kitchen is my laboratory. I blindly throw spaghetti against the wall (metaphorically, of course) and experiment to see what will happen.

When I use a recipe, it’s legit. My go-to resources for healthy recipes all use whole ingredients, have an eye toward responsible food consumption, and are user-friendly. These resources also produce gorgeous, delicious dishes that feel fresh and fancy. I receive raves everytime. Bon appetite!

  • 101 Cookbooks, a blog by Heidi Swanson. Vegetarian food that somehow makes me feel fancy and pretty every time I make it.
  • Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life, by Louisa Shafia. Don’t let the title fool you. This is not a compilation of kale ten ways. The recipes are unique and gorgeous.
  • Jerusalem: A Cookbook, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sam Tamimi. A British-Israeli and a British-Palestinian walk into a kitchen… No, this is not the start of a joke. What they make (and what they help you to make) is serious magic– mouth-watering vegetables and grains to make you swoon. Your dinner party guests are guaranteed to ask for the recipe.

Do you have a favorite healthy and delicious food resource? Share it here!

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