You probably know that the choices we make in every area of our lives can support a greener lifestyle. From the type of vehicle you own to the home products you choose to the foods you eat, it’s becoming easier than ever to find eco-friendly options.
When it comes to food choices, we know that eating well can positively affect sleep. Adding fresh organic foods that are grown without pesticides and reducing dairy and meat intake can mitigate your environmental impact and improve your overall well-being. Therefore, it makes sense to add organic cookbooks to your kitchen collection. Here are a few favorites from the Naturally Nestled team.
1. The Korean Vegan
Author: Joanne Lee Molinaro
Overview: NYT bestselling author Molinaro has a massive social media following for great reasons: Stunning photography, innovative vegan takes on the classic Korean fare of her childhood, and evocative storytelling mixed with unapologetic activism.
Why You’ll Love it: You’re interested in reducing meat and dairy consumption; You either love or are curious to try Korean cuisine; You need more delicious vegan recipes in your repertoire
2. The Real Food Dietitians
Authors: Jessica Beacom and Stacie Hassing
Overview: The RFDs launched their now-popular blog in 2015 and their cookbook dropped in 2022. Every week the authors post multiple free and tantalizing recipes and meal plans to their blog. Their new cookbook fulfills their claim that “you don’t have to sacrifice flavor to enjoy nourishing food.”
Why You’ll Love it: You need tasty recipes adjusted for special dietary needs; You want healthier “copycat” recipes of restaurant faves; You want healthful recipes that don’t skimp on flavor
3. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook
Author: Linda Ly, aka “Garden Betty”
Overview: Through her blog, Garden Betty, Ly combines her passions for gardening and cooking with her commitment to sustainability that prioritizes reducing food waste and supporting local businesses. Described as “the veggie equivalent of nose-to-tail butchery,” the No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook shows you how to use as much of your garden haul as possible.
Why You’ll Love it: You’re new to gardening and/or want to get more mileage out of your garden/farmers market hauls; You want tips on produce harvesting, storage, and preparation; You love gorgeous food photography
4. The Inspired Vegan
Author: Bryant Terry
Overview: With the subtitle, “Seasonal Ingredients, Creative Recipes, Mouthwatering Menus,” what’s not to love? Chef Bryant Terry is a multi-talented author, activist, and creator dedicated to creating a “healthy, just, and sustainable food system.” The Inspired Vegan blends Terry’s passions into a narrative woven from family stories, visionary activism, vibrant images, and cooking techniques to help you create memorable and achievable vegan fare.
Why You’ll Love it: You’re interested in reducing meat and dairy consumption; You want to learn more about how social justice and food systems intersect; You need more delicious vegan recipes in your repertoire
If you can’t get enough gorgeous organic cookbooks on your shelves, here are some more ideas. Check out Book Riot’s list of environmentalist cookbooks, the classics Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen or Alice Waters’ The Art of Simple Food.
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