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    Post #1 - August 21st, 2019, 1:29 pm
    Post #1 - August 21st, 2019, 1:29 pm Post #1 - August 21st, 2019, 1:29 pm
    I am looking for blog and recipe book recommendations for healthy eating (that does not sacrifice taste). We aren't on a diet to lose weight. I prefer recipes that contain ingredients that aren't hard to find (e.g. thai chili peppers). Thanks in advance.

    On a sidenote, I grew Thai basil, but did not grow Thai chili. :(
  • Post #2 - August 21st, 2019, 5:56 pm
    Post #2 - August 21st, 2019, 5:56 pm Post #2 - August 21st, 2019, 5:56 pm
    Mark Bittman:

    "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."

    Bittman's "Best Recipes in the World" might be worth looking at.

    I've always loved Molly Katzen's "Enchanted Broccoli Forest" for vegetarian cooking.

    There are just so many cookbooks. Check out whatever interests you via the library before you invest. Inter-library loan is your very good friend.

    Giovanna
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    "Enjoy every sandwich."

    -Warren Zevon
  • Post #3 - August 21st, 2019, 6:03 pm
    Post #3 - August 21st, 2019, 6:03 pm Post #3 - August 21st, 2019, 6:03 pm
    Giovanna wrote:Mark Bittman:

    "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."

    That quotation was actually Michael Pollan.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #4 - August 21st, 2019, 7:19 pm
    Post #4 - August 21st, 2019, 7:19 pm Post #4 - August 21st, 2019, 7:19 pm
    Neither a blog nor a recipe book (so not quite responsive, sorry), but my go-to source for in-depth nutrition information is Dr. Andrew Weil's book, Eating Well for Optimum Health. It's kind of like a textbook on nutrition but without the annoying end-of-chapter quizzes. He's got a website and blog too, but I don't check them; I do recommend the book, though.

    For quick nutrition information on any specific food item, I recommend Self magazine's Nutrition Data website. You don't have to go through the magazine, just type nutritiondata.com or nutritiondata.self.com and type in the food item at the upper right.
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #5 - August 21st, 2019, 7:26 pm
    Post #5 - August 21st, 2019, 7:26 pm Post #5 - August 21st, 2019, 7:26 pm
    Mark’s Daily Apple a great site to learn about keto and various recipes. The site was created and is run by Mark Sisson who is 66 years old this year and in better physical health than people half his age. Mark is also the founder of Primal Kitchen paleo food brand.

    Check out the site as it has a wealth of info including recipes:
    https://www.marksdailyapple.com/

    Mark's Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/marksissonprimal/
  • Post #6 - August 22nd, 2019, 8:52 am
    Post #6 - August 22nd, 2019, 8:52 am Post #6 - August 22nd, 2019, 8:52 am
    Barbara Rolls Volumetrics
    Joel Furhman’s Eat to Live
    Michael Greger and Gene Stone’s How Not to Die Cookbook
    Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty

    Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food is the best mantra, ”Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

    Eating Well Magazine
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #7 - August 22nd, 2019, 10:15 am
    Post #7 - August 22nd, 2019, 10:15 am Post #7 - August 22nd, 2019, 10:15 am
    pairs4life wrote:Michael Greger and Gene Stone’s How Not to Die Cookbook


    My wife may be Michael Greger's biggest fan. She looks at his site http://www.nutritionfacts.org probably as often as I do this site.

    If Nancy is planning a meal, vs. me, it will frequently be from his 'How Not to Die Cookbook'. If I'm home, I will usually jump in and assist (or takeover :D ) at some point. While I think there are way more hits than misses, if I'm involved we NEVER make his recipes as written. IMO every one is under seasoned (qty and missing ingredients) and many times don't seem to have been written by someone who is a good cook. He also takes the no oil too far for my tastes. If I'm already giving up all animal products I'm not 'sauteing in water', which is what, steaming/boiling?

    To summarize, I recommend the book, but you may want to use the recipes as a starting point and tweak where you feel appropriate. I think these recipes need this more than any other cookbook we have used.

    She has already ordered his new not ready for delivery cook book, 'How Not to Diet'.
  • Post #8 - August 22nd, 2019, 10:29 am
    Post #8 - August 22nd, 2019, 10:29 am Post #8 - August 22nd, 2019, 10:29 am
    Thanks for the recommendations. I will try to check out some books.

    On a side note, I heard that it is not good to eat too much soybean based foods (e.g. tofu) based on recent studies. Is that true? Is tempeh better than tofu?
  • Post #9 - August 22nd, 2019, 10:50 am
    Post #9 - August 22nd, 2019, 10:50 am Post #9 - August 22nd, 2019, 10:50 am
    shorty wrote:On a side note, I heard that it is not good to eat too much soybean based foods (e.g. tofu) based on recent studies. Is that true?

    Seems very unlikely that what may or may not be true for some people would be universally true -- especially when it comes to soy.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #10 - August 22nd, 2019, 1:28 pm
    Post #10 - August 22nd, 2019, 1:28 pm Post #10 - August 22nd, 2019, 1:28 pm
    Pretty sure roundup is universally bad for people... that may just be a rumor.
  • Post #11 - August 22nd, 2019, 2:29 pm
    Post #11 - August 22nd, 2019, 2:29 pm Post #11 - August 22nd, 2019, 2:29 pm
    jaholbrook wrote:Pretty sure roundup is universally bad for people... that may just be a rumor.

    Uranium 235, too. :lol:

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #12 - August 22nd, 2019, 3:49 pm
    Post #12 - August 22nd, 2019, 3:49 pm Post #12 - August 22nd, 2019, 3:49 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    Giovanna wrote:Mark Bittman:

    "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."

    That quotation was actually Michael Pollan.

    =R=



    Of course it is. I was working from memory, and I should know better :roll: .
    =o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=

    "Enjoy every sandwich."

    -Warren Zevon
  • Post #13 - August 25th, 2019, 6:31 pm
    Post #13 - August 25th, 2019, 6:31 pm Post #13 - August 25th, 2019, 6:31 pm
    Giovanna wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    Giovanna wrote:Mark Bittman:

    "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."

    That quotation was actually Michael Pollan.

    =R=



    Of course it is. I was working from memory, and I should know better :roll: .

    I am looking at Mostly Plants right now. I am seeing that it is harder to get a lot of protein from vegetables especially if we don't eat beans.

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