I really love this book as a cookbook. The information the in the beginning is helpful but since I listen to their podcast I had heard most of it before. Think of it like a primer on how food works and healthy ways to think about eating and health. Their recipes are awesome! My husband is a trained chef and we both love the food. I have shared the gummy bears with friends and family and everyone raves about them. Since I have a foundation in cooking I usually make a recipie once and then use it for inspiration to mix it up. It is so hard to find simple delicious recipient that are healthy. It’s like most people just think of healthy food as the basic building blocks and never do anything creative with it. For example, bread is just water, wheat, and salt. If you just take those things and cook them together in a skillet it’s not very exciting. But you can also use those same things to make bread. Add butter and make croissants. Then think about acorn squash and how creative most people are with that. No wonder healthy food is viewed as boring!