The secret’s out. I am getting older. Lately, I’ve been struggling to stay active despite some joint issues I fear may be arthritis. My elbow hurts to pick up my water bottle and the skin hurts, too. I probably should schedule with a rheumatologist, but until I can get in to see a specialist, I’m attacking it with everything in my arsenal – diet, exercise, ibuprofen, glucosamine.
Fast & Fresh Anti-Inflammatory Cookbook
Lately, I have been studying the link between diet and inflammation. Inflammation causes the pain associated with arthritis and research links it to a host of autoimmune disorders, obesity, and diabetes.
I even picked up this cookbook, Fast & Fresh Anti-Inflammatory Cookbook: 150 Delicious Recipes To Reduce Inflammation, Restore Your Health & Make You Feel Amazing by LaSelle Press, to learn more about those links.
I’m a researcher by nature. It’s what I do. I read information and verify it with expert sources. The information presented in the Fast & Fresh Cookbook mirrors scientific abstracts. Get back to the basics. Eat a healthy diet. Limit processed carbs, add more whole foods and enjoy more foods with high omega-3 content.
I find the recipes in Fast & Fresh compelling. While the flavor combinations are complex, the recipes are not. As you will see in the Sesame Mahi Mahi recipe, the author understands that eating healthy should be not only tasty but also be easy.
Fast & Fresh introduces sound concepts that align with the latest medical research concerning diet’s impact on inflammation, but I would love to see the book undergo an editorial review. In one chapter, the author repeats the entire last paragraph.
Also, in some instances, the recipe’s instructions sometimes conflict with the ingredients. For example, in this recipe for Sesame Mahi Mahi, the ingredients call for two tsp of coconut oil. But, the directions refer to two tablespoons of the same ingredient.
The mistakes are not so glaring that they make preparation difficult, however. With a little judgment and common sense, the reader can easily modify the recipe and select what works best. I found that two tsp of coconut oil was just enough to coat the fish and spritzing the pan with oil kept the fish from sticking.
Even with the errors sprinkled throughout the book, the recipes make Fast & Fresh a worthy add to your Kindle library if you enjoy cooking.
Thanks to LaSelle Press for the sample e-book copy. These recipes will top my favorites list for sure.
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