Cookbook Review: True Food

Posted on Jun 11, 2013

True Food by Andrew Weil and Sam Fox, with Michael Stebner 9780316129411



This cookbook is proof that healthy food can taste like a 5 star meal without a heavy amount of cream, butter, and salt. I’m still working my way through the cookbook, but everything that I’ve tried so far tastes gourmet, yet I know I’m eating something that’s going to help my body thrive, not hinder it. Included in the book is an essay and food pyramid which demonstrates Andrew Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet. Mind you, this isn’t the “I want to look good in my bikini” type of diet, but one that allows your body to reach its optimal health. Though I don’t follow this type of diet at every meal (I love my butter here and there), his recipes have given me new ways to incorporate nutritional food into my everyday diet. Here’s a short sample of some of the recipes found in the book:

Immunity Soup
Curried Cauliflower Soup
Quinoa Johnnycakes
Chocolate Pudding
Kale Pesto
Corn-Ricotta Ravioli

And whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or a meat-eater, you’ll find suitable recipes in this book (though you won’t find beef!). There’s really something in here for everyone.