I know how much better my weeks go when I meal plan, and having tasty leftovers (in the fridge or freezer) is an important part of my planning. This is why I count Ellie Kreiger’s newest book ‘You Have it Made: Delicious, Healthy, Do-Ahead Meals’ as an important resource.
I know, I know…I need another cookbook like I need the proverbial hole in the head. Believe me, there are many cookbooks I “try out” from the library that don’t meet my standards and/or don’t add anything unique to my cookbook library. But there are three books I’ve vetted recently that may actually make the cut.
More of my interviews with David Ludwig, MD, PhD, author of Always Hungry (a book grounded in the science that will hopefully put to rest the mistakes and misinformation of the low-fat era) and his wife, Chef Dawn Ludwig, who developed the easy, healthy, delicious recipes in the book.
I lead an every-other-month book club at Menu for Change, and our most recent book pick was Russ Harris’ The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living. I originally bought the book based on recommendations from colleagues who work with patients who struggle with emotional eating, anxiety, eating disorders, and so on. Their recommendations were spot-on.
I realize that the normal thing would be to wait until actually finishing a book before writing a review, but I so enjoyed reading as far as page 198 of 447 of Dan Barber’s The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food, plus so many references to Barber and his restaurants popped in the last week or so, that I felt like the stars were aligned (or something).