Happy National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. Nutritious meals can get a bad rap, but here at Agate we know that healthy meals don’t have to be boring or bland! Are you looking for nourishing meals that don’t sacrifice taste? Check out these cookbooks filled with nutritious (and delicious!) recipes.

 


The Tahini Table

Most people who know about tahini understand the sesame paste as simply one of the building blocks of hummus. But for Amy Zitelman, CEO and cofounder of woman-owned Soom Foods—the leading purveyor of tahini and tahini products in the American market—the culinary potential of tahini goes far beyond hummus. In The Tahini Table: Go Beyond Hummus with 100 Recipes for Every Meal tahini is introduced to home cooks as a new pantry staple that can be used in recipes from dips to desserts.

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Tahini, made from pressed roasted sesame seeds, is a healthy, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and low-sugar superfood rich in Omega fatty acids, protein, and calcium. Although tahini’s historical roots are in the Middle East, Zitelman aims to stretch the culinary borders of tahini outside of traditional Middle Eastern fare. The Tahini Table contains 100 recipes that showcase tahini’s wide range of uses. This “cult condiment” is mild enough to step in as an inspiring replacement for the eggs, cheese, mayo, and cream called for in recipes that American home cooks are making for their families every day. The Tahini Table provides tahini hacks for reimagined American classics, including vegan “queso,” eggless mayonnaise, and gluten-free brownies.

From Vegan Mac and “Cheese” and Tahini Chicken Schnitzel, to Chocolate Halvah French Toast and Tahini Flan, Zitelman writes with the home cook in mind, incorporating tahini into everyday cooking in delicious and unexpected ways. With beautiful color photos, contributions from top restaurant chefs, and easy substitutions for a variety of diets, The Tahini Table proves that tahini is the next must-have pantry staple for home cooks everywhere.


Lush

Craft beer is the new seasonal ingredient. From Jacquelyn Dodd—the woman behind the award-winning website The Beeroness—comes Lush, a celebration of fruit, vegetables, and craft beer. After all, beer is as seasonal as produce; its ingredients come from the soil and are harvested at peak freshness, just like the offerings at your local farmers’ market.

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It’s no surprise that the flavors of seasonal craft beers pair perfectly with the food we’re eating at the moment.

This cookbook features 80 creative, produce-forward recipes—all of which are made with seasonal craft beer. From Gochujang ISA Shakshuka to Grilled Apricot Saison Shortcakes to Doppelbock Rutabaga Mash, make no mistake: this isn’t your drunk uncle’s beer chili.

Whether your Saturdays are spent at the farmers’ market or your favorite local craft brewery (or both!), Dodd’s creative use of produce and beer opens the door to deliciously complex flavors that evolve with the seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1,001 Best Low-Fat Recipes

A redesigned and reformatted version of a perennial favorite, this second edition of 1,001 Best Low-Fat Recipes is the most complete collection of healthy recipes for busy families. The quick, easy-to-prepare recipes are written in a concise format and use readily available ingredients with a focus on fresh, seasonal foods. They require no special cooking skills or equipment and represent an eclectic range of styles and culinary traditions.

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The award-winning 1,001 cookbook series has earned its reputation for excellence by carefully curating and testing the recipes, as well as by featuring complete nutritional data, such as calories, fat, cholesterol, carbohydrates, and diabetic exchanges. This latest offering in the best-selling series has been completely refreshed and updated for maximum value and ease of use in the 21st century. In one convenient, all-encompassing volume, 1,001 Best Low-Fat Recipes presents the healthiest, simplest, and most delicious range of family meals.

These recipes are designed to help provide a complete meal as quickly as possible—many are designated as 45-minute recipes from start to tabletop. From appetizers to entrees to salads and desserts, these recipes are easy to make, fun to try, and deliciously low in fat.

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Self-Care Cookbook

The Self-Care Cookbook, written by health and wellness expert Dr. Frank Ardito, explores the intersection of cooking, eating, health, and wellness by offering 130 recipes designed to help you improve every aspect of your life.

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Unlike most diet and health cookbooks, The Self-Care Cookbook acknowledges that eating well means sometimes eating “bad.” Ardito doesn’t believe in bad food, restrictions, or denial. True wellness—complete wellness—addresses both ends of the spectrum: fresh, light dishes that strengthen our bodies and wonderful indulgences that feed our souls.

The first of its kind, The Self-Care Cookbook is divided into 10 chapters, each of which focuses on one dimension of personal wellness: physical, spiritual, emotional, environmental, intellectual, nutritional, protectoral, social, occupational, and financial. Each chapter includes 13 recipes—from starters to mains to desserts—that support well-being through carefully selected ingredients and cooking methods. For example, the intellectual wellness chapter includes foods that improve cognition and kitchen techniques that challenge the brain.

This book encourages you to prepare these recipes by yourself, for yourself, as a way to create a true sense of wholeness and satisfaction. A balanced life includes both celebratory and health-supportive foods, and this book helps you decide which you most want or need at any given moment.


Fuel Your Body (COMING SOON!)

Take your athletic performance to the next level with these nutritious, simple, and convenient recipes. 

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This new cookbook is an indispensable resource for athletes of all ages and experience levels. Fuel Your Body: How to Cook and Eat for Peak Performance: 77 Simple, Nutritious, Whole-Food Recipes for Every Athlete is filled with nourishing recipes that are not only quick to prepare and simple enough for beginner home cooks, but don’t sacrifice flavor in the process. Whether you are an athlete at the elite level or a weekend warrior, the foods you put in your body have a direct impact on your overall health, performance, and recovery. This book compiles useful guidelines to sports nutrition and expertise from Angie Asche, a certified specialist in sports dietetics and founder of Eleat Nutrition and can be used to help everyone reach their fitness goals through a whole-food and anti-inflammatory approach.

Whether you are a recreational half marathoner, the parent of a teenage athlete, or competing at a high level in your chosen sport, Fuel Your Body has recipes and meal plans to help you reach your full potential. This is the ultimate resource for anyone looking to educate themselves on both the nutrition necessary for optimal athletic performance and the simple recipes you can use to get there.

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