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Clean Green Eats: 100+ Clean-Eating Recipes to Improve Your Whole Life Hardcover – June 23, 2015
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“Just opening this elegantly crafted book will make you feel cleaner and more alive.” (Mehmet Oz, MD, bestselling author, Professor and Vice Chairman of Surgery, Columbia University)
“Once again, Candice Kumai shows us how deliciously simple it is to eat clean, wholesome foods. Her practical tips and her exquisite recipes will leave you feeling healthier, lighter and more energetic.” (Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, New York Times bestselling author, nutrition expert for NBC's TODAY show and founder of Nourish Snacks)
“Candice’s recipes are full of creative, clean, nutrient-packed ingredients that will leave you shining from the inside out. Clean Green Eats is your guidebook to eating clean!” (Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of May Cause Miracles)
“Clean Green Eats is my new favorite book! Not only is it filled with amazing recipes that will fit every diet, it also teaches us how to make the healthiest food choices. Candice has inspired me to get in the kitchen and cook!” (Kim Barnouin, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Skinny Bitch)
“Candice’s approach and message is simple and spot on. Most importantly, she shows that crave-worthy and healthy can live side by side. Spend more time shopping for vibrant, beautiful veggies and less time slaving in your kitchen. The food in this book is simple, elegant and DELICIOUS!!” (Chef Marco Canora, James Beard Nominated Chef, Chef & Owner, Hearth and Brodo)
“Candice and I share the same philosophy about food - that delicious food can be healthy, and healthy food can be delicious. This book shouldn’t be on your cookbook shelf, it should be on your kitchen counter!” (Seamus Mullen, award-winning chef/owner of Tertulia, El Colmado, and El Colmado Butchery, author of Hero Food)
“I LOVE each and every recipe in this book! Candice knows exactly how to make food that not only tastes incredibly delicious, but is also the most nourishing it can be for the body and even the mind! You just feel good eating her meals. (Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, author of The New You Diet)
“Candice Kumai, a prolific cookbook author, is one of the country’s most recognized clean-food chefs.” (Prevention magazine)
From the Back Cover
Go green, eat clean
In Clean Green Eats, chef, health journalist, and healthy-living expert Candice Kumai offers more than 100 recipes that make clean eating easy, inspiring, and delicious. Her food philosophy is simple: Eat more plants, fewer animals, less dairy, low-sugar, low-gluten, and zero processed food. With an emphasis on eating fresh, seasonal greens, whole grains, and clean protein, Candice shows you how to create meals you can feel great about eating and sharing with your family and friends.
Candice starts off with an overview of wholesome ingredients—including a guide to the most nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, whole (and gluten-free) grains, and healing herbs and spices. Next, she offers an optional two-week cleanse—which includes fresh, low-sugar juices, smoothies, and clean, green meals—to detox the body and kickstart weight loss. And then, the best part—mouthwatering recipes for every meal and every occasion:
- Wake up to Creamy Coconut Oatmeal, Blueberry Bliss Flax Zucchini Bread, or Clean Green Kale and Mushroom Frittatas.
- Reinvent your salad with Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad, Superfood Coconut Curry Salmon Salad, and Macrobiotic Hijiki- Avocado Salad.
- Warm up with soups like Parsnip and Leek Detox, Roasted Kabocha Squash and Quinoa, and Clean Green Barley Walnut.
- Snack cleaner with Wasabi-Spiced Cashews, Spicy Edamame Hummus, and Tahini Avocado Chickpea Dip.
- Indulge in Chipotle Salmon Burgers, Tori no Karaage Fried Chicken, Pork Ramen, and Kale-Bacon Pizza.
- Satisfy your sweet tooth with Vegan Dark Chocolate–Avocado Cake, Pumpkin Mochi Tea Cake, and Banana Chocolate Chip "Ice Cream."
With complete instructions for DIY grocery staples such as nut milk, pasta, salad dressings, and nut butter, as well as vegan, vegetarian, low-sugar, Paleo, and gluten-free meal options, Clean Green Eats makes eating clean easier for everyone and more delicious than ever.
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I'm not much of a cook, but I'm trying to learn, and I want to cook healthy food that actually tastes good.
My fiance loves butter and cream and fried foods, but I want to eat healthy, and the recipes in this cookbook make BOTH of us happy! He loves all the avocado and the tangy salad dressings; I love the cleansing soups and smoothies.
I heard about Candice through a recipe featured on darlingmagazine.org and I also tested some recipes from Candice's blog before I broke down and bought the book. It is WORTH IT. I use it to plan my meals each week.
The recipes are super flavorful and simple to make. Many of the recipes use similar ingredients, so once you pick up the basics you can mix and match to make them all.
There is an awesome introduction giving interesting descriptions and facts about all the ingredients she recommends.
The chapters on soups, salads, mains, and veggie mains have enough recipes for variety but not so many that you feel overwhelmed.
The salad dressings are my favorites! With only 4 or 5 ingredients, I can make DELICIOUS dressing without any added sugar, preservatives, or random soy or corn products.
There is also a great introduction to green drinks and smoothies. If you like those, you can get more with another book by Candice Clean Green Drinks: 100+ Cleansing Recipes to Renew & Restore Your Body and Mind
A couple of people have complained about the lack of calorie counts in the book, but Candice explains that this is not about counting calories. Honestly, if you eat these recipes, you can eat until you are full with NO GUILT because everything you're putting in your body is good for you.
Basically, if you are looking for a book to help you cook with flavor without using a ton of butter and cream, THIS IS THE ONE.