As temperatures drop this season, we’re looking forward to staying warm indoors and spending lots of time getting creative in the kitchen. That said, cool temperatures have a tendency to have us reaching for “comfort” food and derail us from our healthy summer habits, so we’re excited about a few new cookbooks that are easy on the eyes and our bodies. Read on for five new releases we’re adding to our shopping cart.
Angela Liddon, author of award-winning vegan recipe website Oh She Glows, has just released the eagerly awaited follow-up to her New York Times bestseller, The Oh She Glows Cookbook. Her second act, Oh She Glows Every Day, features more than 100 quick, easy, everyday, whole-food, plant-based recipes designed for those of us with busy lifestyles. With recipes like fusilli lentil-mushroom Bolognese and useful information on essential pantry ingredients, it’s bound to become a go-to for rookie and expert cooks alike.
If you have yet to discover the magic that is a spiralizer, make a beeline for your nearest Sur La Table or Bed Bath and Beyond, stat. The incredible kitchen gadget turns vegetables into noodles, and makes cutting out carbs and going gluten-free as easy as pie. Leading the spiralizing revolution is Ali Maffucci, the voice behind the ultra-popular blog Inspiralized and author of best-selling book of the same name. Maffucci’s highly anticipated sequel, Inspiralize Everything, debuted last month. Organized alphabetically by type of produce, it’ll show you how to turn whatever ingredient you have on-hand into a delectable vegetable dish.
If you’re trying to go gluten-free, dairy-free, or Paleo, we imagine you might feel a little daunted right now. Luckily, veteran blogger and author Danielle Walker of Against All Grain has made the lifestyle look easy, and thanks to her cookbooks, it kind of is. Trailing her bestselling cookbooks Against All Grain and Meals Made Simple comes the latest, Celebrations, in stores Sept. 27. This iteration is focused on cooking for the holidays, which can be of the most difficult times to stick to your diet. The book includes healthy recipes for all sorts of occasions, from birthdays to bridal showers to the all-important Christmas dinner.
Who likes to have soup in fall and winter? We imagine a lot of hands are raised right about now. If you’re with us, add Nicole Centeno’s Soup Cleanse Cookbook to your virtual shopping cart. Alright, let’s start by saying we don’t necessarily advocate cleanses and detoxes. However, it can never hurt to bring some nutrient-dense, satisfying soups into your autumnal rotation. This cookbook offers 75 plant-based, gluten-free recipes that can be mixed and matched as you wish. Now where’s that big spoon?
The term “whole foods” has been around for ages, but more and more health experts are talking about the amazing benefits of a diet that’s free from processed foods, additives, and other artificial substances. If the nutrition and wellness perks alone aren’t enough to get you to board the whole-foods bandwagon, the captivating photographs in McKel Hill’s new cookbook, Nutrition Stripped, will be. The registered dietitian, nutritionist, and wellness coach (of the blog of the same name) is serving up 100 recipes that are not only gluten-free, dairy-free, and entirely free of processed food, but also absolutely stunning and realistic and approachable to make. Sold.
What cookbooks are you loving lately? Tell us in the comments.