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Great book for Daily Use, and as a General Reference,
This review is from: The Balanced Plate: The Essential Elements of Whole Foods and Good Health (Paperback)As others here have stated, the use of oils tends to be a little much on occasion, as well as her use of sodium. There is one recipe (a greens recipe) that calls for umeboshi vinegar AND shoyu, the result is too salty to even put into your mouth (in my humble opinion). Ume vinegar on its own is salty without adding Shoyu....
SO, the lesson here: as with anything in life......use you own best judgement, and don't follow anything as blind religion. The recipes, and her book is fabulous, wonderful, I LOVE it and use it often. Do not be discouraged.
Just use your best judgement for those ingredients that REALLY alter the final taste...salty, sweet, spicy, etc. I have a tendency to add those sorts of ingredients on my own schedule (rather than following exactly what the recipe dictates), so that I can use my best judgement (and my tongue) to determine the amounts that taste good or suite my family.
One thing I really like about this book is that she also includes recipes for home cleansing...glass cleaner, air freshener, etc. Including recipes for items like that if very forward thinking and deserves recognition....she has presented a well rounded book.
Great for reference and everyday use.