Even the Best Cooks Need Some Inspiration

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We all have our favorite meals. But, where do you turn when your go-to dishes suddenly lose their oomph?

I adore reading cookbooks. Yes, I read them.

They sit on my nightstand and get perused page-by-page to give me a little cooking inspiration. Sometimes I make the recipes and other times I use them as a starting point for my own creations.

I absolutely adore cookbooks with research and information about the ingredients and cooking methods.

This past fall, Skyhorse Publishing was busy putting out several new titles. I'm happy to give you a sneak peak of a few upcoming reviews I'm working on.

The Non-GMO Cookbook by Megan Westgate and Courtney Pineau
With the recent announcement by General Mills to stop using GMO ingredients in its original Cheerios cereal formula, everyone's interested in genetically modified organisms and how they affect our health. The Non-GMO Cookbook is put together by the directors of the Non-GMO Project, a movement to bring awareness about food labeling and nutrition. This cookbook explains the good, bad and ugly side of GMOs. Recipes in the book cater to several lifestyles including vegan, diary-free and gluten-free.

Gluten-Free Miniature Desserts by Abigail R. Gehring
OK, I've already talked about my weakness for sweets on Whole Foods Living too many times. So, when Gluten-Free Miniature Desserts crossed my desk, I was beyond excited. Finally, I can have my allergen-friendly sweets in healthier portions. This cookbook ventures into everything from tarts and cookies, to whoopie pies and bundt cakes. I'm drooling already.

Low Carb High Fat Baking by Mariann Andersson
So, so there's this "new" concept behind healthy eating called LCHF--or low carb high fat foods. It's supposed to reduce your cravings for sugar without denying you delicious baked goods. Coconut flour, a byproduct of coconut milk production, seems to be the cornerstone of this approach. I can't wait to learn more by reading Low Carb High Fat Baking.

The Paleo Effect by Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres
Are you going paleo? If so, The Paleo Effect serves as a primer for this grain-free, dairy-free "caveman-like" approach to eating. The whole idea is to eliminate processed foods from your diet (Yes!!) and focus on eating natural, whole foods (Woo!). This type of eating is supposed to benefit people with gastrointestinal issues, lactose intolerance, diabetes and autoimmune conditions.

Have you stumbled upon a great cookbook recently? Tell me all about it in the comments below. I'm always looking for more cooking inspiration!

Until Next Time,
Choose Healthy!

Angela Tague
Whole Foods Living

Disclosure: The Skyhorse Publishing books mentioned in this blog post were provided free of charge from Skyhorse Publishing for review purposes. No monetary compensation was sought or awarded in exchange for the review. All thoughts expressed on Whole Foods Living are solely my own. ~Angela

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