Make Your Own Rules Cookbook: More Than 100 Simple, Healthy Recipes Inspired by Family and Friends Around the World

Make Your Own Rules Cookbook: More Than 100 Simple, Healthy Recipes Inspired by Family and Friends Around the World

Tara Stiles

$24.99 H, 9781401944360
Hay House

This cookbook is not only a beautiful, lively treat, it aims to put community back into mealtime and restore the sharing of meals and recipes to their rightful place in the rituals of life. Stiles is on a mission to prove that healthy food can be easy and fun. The dishes aren’t vegetarian, but they’re plant-based. They are also international, including a (believe-it-or-not) SIMPLE pad thai. The secret ingredient throughout is fun. Stiles believes that cooking should be energizing, not a chore.

Lots of photos show her practicing what she preaches. She doesn’t want to hear about calories, but she does talk a lot about emotional/energetic connections to food before she gets to the recipes. And then, ahhhh, the recipes. She begins with Drinks (Fire Escape Tea, Cold Buster, and Coco-Chocolate Shake). Next comes Breakfast (Banana-Almond Butter Pancakes and Coconut Parfait). Then she covers Snacks, Soups, Salads, Sandwiches and Wraps, Small Plates, and Main Dishes, ending with an indulgent selection of Desserts. This one is a must-have for all your customers who want to improve their diet without making themselves crazy.

November 1, 2016
Reviewed by: 
Anna Jedrziewski