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Fashion Flash Book Review: My New Roots by Sarah Britton
On paper is sounds so simple– eat 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day for better health and prettier skin. But in my kitchen or in restaurants I find the reality of a healthy diet endlessly challenging. I can eat a giant green salad, a slab of grilled fish that covers the entire dish or a plate of fruit the size of a manhole cover and still feel unsatisfied. After a big healthy meal all I want is a pair of chocolate chip cookies. Too many healthy recipes don’t provide the same enjoyments that you get from a pile of french fries or a hot, gooey slice of pizza. The lean/geen foods, may be healthy for my body, but they don’t meet my cravings for flavor and texture.
Enter My New Roots by Sarah Britton. A holistic nutritionist based in Denmark, she has “reinvented” vegan/vegetarian cuisne. Bursting with flavor and texture her recipes like white bean fondue, raw cashew nut cheese or carmelized fennel on polenta never leave me craving cookies. My new favorite lunch is her lentil salad with olives served with sliced avocodo and cucumber studded yogurt. If I have a few extra minutes, I love to make her hand pies with peas, scallions and feta. She seasons her pumpkin butter with maple syrup and ginger and uses coconut oil as her main fat.
My New Roots is divided by season. Currently I am cooking from her spring and summer recipes. With the first crop of new tomatoes, I made her multi-colored tomato salad with pine nuts and mint served over a bed of taboulah. Looking ahead to fall I can’t wait to try her cornmeal pancakes with gingered plum compote or a comforting bowl of hot red lentil onion soup on a cold day. And I’ve saved the best part for last– her recipes are easy, affordable and quick. Sarah is also a successful blogger and her site ( My New Roots) has been featured in Oprah and Bon Appetit and she has spoken on at TEDtalks. She’s that good.