What’s for dinner? New healthy cookbooks at the Peter White Public Library
“The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution: The Definitive Food and Lifestyle Guide to Preventing Cognitive Decline”
Authors Dead Sherazai, MD, PhD, and Ayesha Sherzai, MD, MAS are both experts in the field of neurology and preventative medicine. This is their second book on Alzheimer’s and serves as a 30-day guide to building cognitive capacity. The NEURO Plan details the nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep, and cognitive exercises to help build cognitive resilience. Focusing on NEURO 9 foods, the authors detail the nine food groups that you should eat every day and the number of servings of each that should be consumed. This book advocates for a vegan diet that focuses on homemade meals using staple ingredients. Recipes are simple and tasty!
“Buddha Bowls: For Vegans, Vegetarians, and Pescatarians”
This book is packed with 50 meat-free recipes for quick and easy bowls covering all meals in the day. Buddha Bowls are one-bowl meals that include a few staple components. Each recipe includes a grain, toppings, and sauce. From breakfast bowls to Gado Gado this book is filled with clear recipes and colorful photos. Use this book as a hopping off point for creating your own favorite bowl recipes!
“The Perennial Kitchen: Simple Recipes for a Healthy Future”
Author Beth Dooley’s newest cookbook is a shout out to local eating and a reminder to pay attention to our foods’ origin. Recipes in this book are plant forward, but not strictly adherent to any eating restrictions. Instead, the author, advocates for cooking with quality ingredients sourced from local farmers and indigenous peoples. This book includes recipes using staple ingredients from crackers to shepherd’s pie, also included are a handful of ferments and preserves. As the author lives in Minnesota, most of what she describes as locally available carries over to the Upper Peninsula climate and growing conditions.
“Together: Memorable Meals Made Easy”
Together is Jamie Oliver’s post-pandemic cookbook encouraging us to cook for each other and make connections. Recipes are arranged by type of gathering, rather than by category. The author provides us with 18 gatherings including: Brunch Party, Curry Night, Garden Lunch, Picnic Love, and Celebration Roast. Each entry includes a main dish and sides, many also include dessert and beverage. Recipes are straightforward and include common ingredients. Perhaps the best part of this book is the photos. This book goes beyond photos of the food itself and is filled with photo collages of Jamie’s family and friends enjoying shared meals.
By Andrea Ingmire