The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook: With More Than 1,000 Recipes for Choosing, Cooking, & Preserving Natural Ingredients

August 13, 2010 · Posted in Bestselling Cooking Books 

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Farmer’s markets, groceries, and natural foods stores today offer a wealth of wholesome ingredients that even a decade ago were considered unfamiliar and exotic. From quinoa to spelt flour to agave nectar and shiitake mushrooms, natural whole foods like these have come into their own as the cornerstone of a healthy, varied diet. Packed with information for purchasing, storing, and serving the full spectrum of whole foods, The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook is a compr… More >>

The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook: With More Than 1,000 Recipes for Choosing, Cooking, & Preserving Natural Ingredients

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5 Responses to “The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook: With More Than 1,000 Recipes for Choosing, Cooking, & Preserving Natural Ingredients”

  1. Linda A. Bradley on August 13th, 2010 2:07 pm

    I am going to keep this review short, sweet, and to the point. I own shelves-full of cookbooks. I quite simply love to cook, love to eat, and love to read cookbooks. I am also very concerned about eating healthy, sustainable, seasonal and natural products. I am so impressed with the thoroughness of purpose to this book, and every recipe I have tried has been superb. I have to be honest and say that I wish nutrition facts were included for the recipes, but other than that I have no complaints. It is a truly comprehensive guide to cooking with whole foods. Wonderful.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. M. Ringe on August 13th, 2010 2:36 pm

    After reading Michael Pollan I decided to try and turn away from processed foods and this book has come to my rescue. I cannot say enough good about this book! I have tried dozens of recipes and have yet to be really disappointed (although I now know yogurt-based soups aren’t my thing). I would especially recommend the Moroccan Lamb Stew and the New Mexican Green Chili, which are my two favorite recipes.

    There are literally hundreds of recipes from well known staples like apple pies and pork chops to more exciting elaborate international dishes. None of them seem to require any sort of special cooking skills beyond the basics. I truly belief anyone could pick up this book and use it.

    Furthermore, beyond the tasty recipes this book is an invaluable source of information: what foods are in season when, how to make you’re own cheese, how to can foods, how to clean a fish– it’s a veritable treasure trove of all kind of kitchen knowledge, which is fascinating reading even if you don’t ever plan on using in it. The introductory material also includes a run down of the types of equipment you’ll need, the pros and cons of various choices (e.g. cast iron skillets over telfon), what types of fats and oils work best where, the legal definitions of various label terms (whole wheat, organic) etc.

    This cookbook is not a preachy tome about lifestyle choices with tasteless recipes. Even if you’re not into making that kind of lifestyle switch, you will find tons of tasty healthful choices. This book has practically become my Bible, a Joy of Cooking for my generation.

    As my own personally testimony, having switched from a diet of mixed whole foods and processed foods (and more diet soda than one person should ever drink) to a nearly exclusive whole foods diet, I feel great. I have more energy and feel more alive and present in my own life. I would definitely recommend it.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Sasha on August 13th, 2010 4:14 pm

    I am a whole foods eater and was a little disappointed with this cookbook. Not many pictures and I was surprised at seeing nonfat dry milk as a suggested ingredient in several recipes. Nonfat dry milk is not a whole food (I would argue that any nonfat dairy is not really a whole food). Then again, maybe I’m being too picky. There are some great recipes in here as well, I haven’t tried that many yet.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  4. Donna Lynn on August 13th, 2010 7:04 pm

    I have not used a single recipe yet, don’t get me wrong it is a nice book but…nothing exciting in it, I guess that is my best assesment. It is however a good one to have in your healthy cookbook collection.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  5. D. Gruenewald on August 13th, 2010 7:46 pm

    Wonderful, easy to prepare recipes and healthy to boot! Great addition to my cookbook collection.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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