Good for You – A Cookbook Review

About the Book (from Amazon):

Good for You: Bold Flavors with Benefits is a cookbook that infuses clean eating with rich flavor.

Award-winning chef Akhtar Nawab presents 100 healthful and hearty recipes that satisfy every appetite. 

Inspired by his Indian heritage, Kentucky upbringing, and professional experience cooking in Mexican and Italian restaurants, these recipes are as unique as they are delicious.

• Great for gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets
• Wholesome, accessible recipes that pack serious flavor into every bite
• Covers basic building blocks—like vegan soubise and gluten-free bread—as well as more advanced recipes and techniques

My thoughts:

I have recently adopted a whole-food plant-based lifestyle and have been searching for all of the cookbooks that I can find that provide such recipes. I saw this one pop up on NetGalley and was so excited when I was approved an advanced copy. This cookbook has many wonderful options and I loved reading about the chef’s journey to his various recipes and a healthy lifestyle. It provided an insight that you generally do not find in a cookbook and a background of many recipes. So far I have tried a couple of the recipes and they have been delicious. A few look very intimidating, but the author breaks it down and makes each recipe surprisingly simple that I believe any level of cook would be able to accomplish them.

There are also beautiful pictures accompanying many of the recipes. My only wish in this cookbook would be that there were more pictures and more options from the author on how to make certain recipes with no animal products. These are the two reasons that I gave it four rather than five stars. Overall, this is a wonderful cookbook with many wonderful and enticing recipes.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my fair and honest review.

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