True Food Kitchen is one of my favorite restaurants. The casual yet stylie vibe is just what I like and the healthy and delicious food (and Acai Mojito) always leave me feeling so good. Knowing what a fan I am, my sister Ashlee gave me the True Food Cookbook for Christmas last year. I have had so much fun trying out the recipes and adding variety to my healthy eating routine.
I highly recommend the cookbook to anyone who is looking to boost the flavor and creativity of their healthy palate. With over 125 recipes, there are plenty of options that are quick and include ingredients found in most healthy kitchens. For those adventurous cooks out there who make the time to go to specialty markets and experiment in the kitchen, you are going to love the challenge that some of these recipes pose. Plus, the gorgeous food pics are reason enough to own the cookbook.
Here are my top 5 favorite recipes. I realize it is a bit of tease to share the list without including the actual recipes. I am ok with it! So, here are 5 reasons to pony up $20 and buy the cookbook. Worth every penny.
- Carrot-Banana Muffins – This is hands down my absolute favorite muffin recipe. With no flour, it’s a perfect solution for you paleo players. The sweetness comes from banana, honey and dates. They are made with butter (which makes them AMAZING) and I encourage you to lean into the benefits of grass fed butter (in moderation of course) and not use a substitute in this recipe. My entire family, including my two small kids, love them!
- Asian Cauliflower – Oooooooh the sweet/savory odometer blows its top on this one. So good. The perfect side dish to get a break from my go-to grilled veggies.
- Kale – For those of you late to the Kale Party, this is the perfect recipe to start with. It is simple, easy and tasty. Rumor has it that the key to delicious kale is to massage the dressing into it. We’re all doing it. Just go with it.
- Curried Cauliflower Soup – This recipe is posted on Dr. Weil’s website. You really must give it a try! The flavor is so good and texture is like a rich chowder. You won’t believe that you’re eating a cauliflower-based soup! As a matter of fact, this is what I am having for dinner tonight. I whipped it up in 20 minutes!
- Sweet Potato-Poblano Soup – I am married to a soup lover, so I try and make soup once a week. In my pursuit of variety (or something other than the run-of-the-mill chicken/vegetable ) I found this wonder of a soup. The light coconut flavor mixed with the roasted poblano is so tasty.
These 5 recipes are on deck:
- Barbecued Shrimp and Mushrooms and Soba Noodles
- Scallops with Kale Pesto
- Quinoa Tabbouleh
- French Bean Salad with Vegetarian Caesar Dressing
- Chocolate Pudding
Your turn to dish it! What is your favorite clean eating cookbook and/or recipe?
For more about the author Dr. Weil and his food history and philosophy, visit his website.