Eating whole foods can transform a diet, and mastering the art of cooking these foods can be easy with the proper techniques and strategies. In 20 chapters, Chaplin shares ingenious recipes incorporating the foods that are key to a healthy diet: seeds and nuts, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and other plant-based foods. Chaplin offers her secrets for eating healthy every day: mastering some key recipes and reliable techniques and then varying the ingredients based on the occasion, the season, and what you’re craving. Once the reader learns one of Chaplin’s base recipes, whether for gluten-free muffins, millet porridge, or baked marinated tempeh, the ways to adapt and customize it are endless: change the fruit depending on the season, include nuts or seeds for extra protein, or even change the dressing or flavoring to keep a diet varied. Chaplin encourages readers to seek out local and organic ingredients, stock their pantries with nutrient-rich whole food ingredients, prep ahead of time, and, most important, cook at home.
"Nicely illustrated with close-up color photographs, this book encourages cooks to try new ingredients and techniques to make healthier food."
"In the realm of healthy cooking, Chaplin has made a name for herself for her comprehensive approach to whole foods, gluten-free fare, vegetarian dishes, and vegan options. Here, she offers the home cook more instruction on how to achieve delicious foods within healthy parameters."
"If you're looking for a book to guide and inspire beautiful, nutrition-packed meals, Whole Food Cooking Every Day is it. An incredible resource filled with meal-planning ideas, compelling photos, and everything I want to cook right now."
--Heidi Swanson, author of Super Natural Every Day
"Amy Chaplin's new book is appealing on every level. The recipes are simple and down-to-earth, healthful yet mouthwatering. This is real food."
--David Tanis, chef, New York Times columnist, and author of David Tanis Market Cooking
"A colorful and joyful look at whole food cooking. I want to cook every single recipe."
--Anna Jones, chef and author of The Modern Cook's Year
"Amy shows you how to source ingredients, cook with care, build layers of flavor, and lighten up your meals with color and texture."
--Neal Harden, chef, abcV
"Whole Food Cooking Every Day is a stunning selection of Amy's key recipes. Colorful, informative, and simply brilliant, it unveils how easy and fabulous whole food cooking can be every day!"
--David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, Green Kitchen Stories
"What I love most about Amy's approach to cooking is that it is both aspirational and realistic. This genius book inspires even the most trepidatious person to explore the world of nourishing whole foods."
--Sarah Britton, holistic nutritionist and author of My New Roots