Beauty Foods: 65 nutritious and delicious recipes that make you shine from the inside out
This unusual cookbook, Beauty Foods, by Caroline Artiss is written mostly for health-conscious women, with recipes for one or several areas of the body that the ingredients are said to benefit: skin, hair/nails, eyes, muscles, digestion, and bones/teeth. In the extensive introduction, all six are discussed in detail. Artiss uses one or more of the six symbols with each recipe, showing what specifically benefits. For some, like flavored water, all six symbols are given, while for others one or a few symbols are shown, e.g. peanut butter profits your digestion. This is a nicely produced book with heavy, glossy pages and numerous professional photo illustrations. The recipe headnotes and notes below many recipes are very good, as are the recipe layouts for the cook’s convenience. Instructions are good and easy to follow, recipe ingredients are readily available, and recipes range from easy to moderately challenging. Beginner cooks should not have much difficulty. Recipes feature some easy standards, like Granola or Chocolate Brittle, and also more festive recipes ready to serve your house guests, like Miso Baked Salmon or Spirulina Green Chicken Salad. This is a British cookbook with metric and American units; not much of an inconvenience. The index is nicely cross-referenced.
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