The Healthy Mind Cookbook

Katz, Rebecca. With Edelson, Mat. The Healthy Mind Cookbook: Big Flavor Recipes to Enhance Brain Function, Mood, Memory and Mental Clarity. USA: Ten Speed Press. 2015.

SUMMARY:
healthymindcookbookOpening with a section of your brain on food (how it affects stress, anxiety, mood, memory, learning), followed by a segment of the culinary pharmacy (importance of included recipe ingredients: kale, allspice, cabbage,eggs, green tea, raisins) and then how to build mind-blowing taste and flavor, The Healthy Cookbook is so much more than just a cookbook. Taking all the included knowledge taught in the beginning of the book, the authors then incorporate it into delicious, healthy, mind-building recipes and meals. Complete with beautiful accompanying photographs, Rebecca Katz’s newest book is top-notch.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Eye-catching at first glance, the wealth of information combined with the included recipes and stunning photography complete this amazing book. Having read several of Rebecca Katz’s other cookbooks, I must admit this is my favorite yet. The philosophy and power of food eaten along with the effects on brain health are so useful and enlightening. This knowledge combined with healthy, appetizing and delectable recipes make this book priceless. Salmon, kale, cauliflower, chicken, walnuts…all staples in my kitchen already, now with new, creative, strong, savory ways to serve them. Absolutely a cookbook I will keep on my counter to use and refer to often!

RATING:
5+ (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Healthy Mind Cookbook from Blogging For Books for my honest review*

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The Longevity Kitchen

Katz, Rebecca. With Edelson, Mat. The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying, Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring The Top 16 Age-Busting Power Foods.  2013.

SUMMARY:
thelongevitykitchenFull of delicious healthy recipes laced with tons of information surrounding cooking, healthy options, food preparation, ingredient details and health knowledge, The Longevity Kitchen encourages longevity of cooking, health and life. Acting as almost a cooking-coach, author Rebecca Katz starts with the basics, progresses through culinary knowledge, shares health information along the way, and provides success with tasty meals, all while holding a hand and offering encouragement through the process. Main dishes, sides, nibbles and sweet treats all combine with powerful information and power foods to make a lifestyle and quality of life difference.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Explaining how the body uses and processes food followed by the 16 most powerful foods readily available, this book has the power to change the quality of your life. Not only did I learn about the super foods but also many other valuable foods and their importance to good health. Part cookbook, part textbook, part life-coach and part pictures, not only did I learn a lot but I also changed my way of thinking concerning food, as well as obtained some really yummy, nutritious new recipes.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Longevity Kitchen from Blogging For Books for my honest review*