Tuesday, January 7, 2014


I've been sitting on this for a long time.  Natalia Rose is one of the most enlightened nutritionists/food and healthy lifestyle-thinkers out there and I wanted to do her cookbook, THE FRESH ENERGY COOKBOOK, co-authored with Chef Doris Choi, justice.  I've decided I can't do it justice--it's that good.

It's a brand new year and I know a lot of us are looking for ways to spice up our healthy living repertoire.  Well here you go, an excellent cookbook and resource book that will help you to achieve clean eating and more energy.

I LOVE this book.  It's simple, straighforward, and all the recipes I've tried are delicious.  It's full of glossy photos (a must, I think for any cookbook), uncomplicated recipes, and some good advice on how to optimize your food intake for maximum pleasure and health benefits.  Natalia's approach to health is a common sense, sort of back-to-basics approach that resonates on a deep level.  I've had success with her method and would strongly recommend any of her books, but this, it's a must-have cookbook.  If I could only have one, it would be this. 

The focus is on nutrient dense, easy to digest, colorful yummy real foods.  Absent are grains, faux meat alternatives, and soy.  These recipes are not intimidating and they don't require hours of preparation or hard to find ingredients.  They are creative though, and inspiring, and cause you to look at food in a new way.

The cauliflower pizza crust is yummy, and a great alternative to gluten free crusts.  Salads are hearty and filling, and the 150 recipes will give you plenty to work with.   Fresh juices, salads, entrees, snacks, and desserts offer plenty of options for optimal, life affirming meals.  Find it HERE