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The 10 Things You Need to Eat: And More Than 100 Easy and Delicious Ways to Prepare Them
THE 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO EAT AND 100 WAYS TO PREPARE THEM pairs New York Times health columnist Anahad O′Connor with foodie Dave Lieberman to present the 10 foods that should be on your plate, including the scientific research on why they will make you healthier and easy-to-follow recipes to savor them at every meal. Each chapter will be devoted to a new food from the lis ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 29th 2009 by William Morrow Cookbooks
(first published December 10th 2009)
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Five years ago, "The Abs Diet" book transformed my diet. Virtually overnight I turned into a "perimeter" grocery store shopper, only venturing into the middle aisles for things like canned tomatoes, coconut milk, and whole wheat pasta. Gone were the days of Pasta Roni, Lean Pockets, frozen pizzas and microwaveable dinners. It helped that this was right around the time I met my husband, who was clearly not impressed with my culinary skills, but really, my main goal in changing my diet back then w ...more
I occasionally like to read books like this to help me get back into my healthy cooking groove. This one definitely kicked my butt with awesome facts about cancer and heart disease rates being so much lower among those who eat following these guidelines. I already know this stuff, really, but to be reminded is good and to be remotivated to make it a priority is even better. I will admit that many of the recipes still seem too far out there... like ingredients that I've never heard of, but I also ...more
Jan 28, 2012 TheGeekyBlogger rated it really liked it
The 10 Things You Need to Eat by Anahad O'Connor: I really enjoyed this book! It was informative, smart, to the point, and witty. It was surprising the way you can put to use some of the foods: avocado's subbed for butter and beets in dessert. There was food that I have never heard of: Quinoa. It was a pleasant surprise to learn that I liked 7 out of the 10 foods. As a picky eater, I was a bit worried. That means it should not be difficult to make them part of my daily diet. The list of staple i ...more
Simple to understand book on nutrition and the function of nutrients for our bodies. it lists 10 foods that you should try to incorporate into your diet with simple recipes and good information about the health benefits of these foods that create motivation to eat them. It's a simple, low-pressure book that doesn't advocate a complete diet change but simply to include these nutrient-dense foods into our regular menu.
When I heard these guys interviewed on NPR, I knew I had to check this out. It definitely does not disappoint. It was great to read about "superfoods" that one can actually find, afford, and use with some versatility. And the idea of pairing the information about those foods with recipes to try them out is a fantastic one. There were a number of recipes I plan to try, including the Triple Tomato pizza, which is made with whole wheat dough and fresh mozzerella. Yum!
Trying to improve my diet and eat more veggies. This book provides some good principles to incorporate and some excellent recipes. I'm learning to love quinoa! It even made me feel good about cake (a blueberry bundt made with olive oil and topped with blueberry sauce!) Yum Yum everything I've tried has turned out well.
This book seemed a little accusatory to it's audience, "Did you know Americans ______" Except that people who are going to choose to read this book are probably already making healthy choices to some extent. Some of the recipes look good, haven't made any yet though. The informational bits about different foods were very interesting to me.
On the fence on this one. I loved the list of 10 ingredients one should eat. However, I was under-impressed when I made one of the recipes. Now 1 recipe in not much to base a book on. So I tried a second with the same result. And I will seek out other recipes with these ingredients.
If you're looking for a new cookbook, this is it! I read it cover-to-cover in practically one sitting. Lots of good nutritional advice, and the recipes included are amazing. I think I folded the corners on at least 50 new dishes that I want to add immediately to my cooking.
I really liked this book. It had a great amount of scientific info without overloading me. None of the recipes seem that exciting but will still try some. I loved the information about cooking techniques with the different ingredients, for example, how much water to use with quinoa. Very helpful.