January 8, 2016

The Longevity Kitchen

Satisfying, Big Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top 16 Age-Busting Power Foods

First off, The Longevity Kitchen is not a typical cookbook. It’s highly informative, educating the reader about a myriad of foods and properties. A treasure trove of recipes to battle high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and other epidemic ailments.

On the other hand, I find it somewhat lacking. One of the reasons I am often glued to the Food Network channel is because I enjoy seeing what is being cooked. It’s truly the next-best thing to being there to smell and taste it myself. I want the same thing from cookbooks. I want photos displaying what dishes look like once they’re completed. Photos that convince me to try a new recipe or food—that inspire me. There are photos in this book, but not nearly enough.

I recommend the Costa Rican Black Bean Soup with Sweet Potato recipe on page 68. It’s the first thing I tried. I substituted a couple of ingredients, but didn’t stray too far from the recipe. Most of the ingredients are everyday items in my pantry and refrigerator, and the soup is delicious. Leftovers the next day is even better.

Another recipe I tried is the Insanely Good Chocolate Brownies recipe on page 221—and there’s a photo (Yay!)—although the brownies look even better in person. They are titled appropriately. They truly are insanely good, and they’re made with maple syrup, dark chocolate and almond flour, so they’re also healthy!

The book is organized well and jam-packed with valuable information. The recipes are healthy, and the instructions are clear, I only wish photos were included for each recipe, or most of them anyway.
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Author: Rebecca Katz
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Pages: 256

I received a Review Copy from BloggingForBooks.

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