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The Nutritionist's Kitchen

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I've spent so much time trying out recipes from this book and I've loved every single one! Highly recommend.

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Interesting and well structured book on plant-based nutrition. I am only sad that the pdf expires, so I wont be able to come back to it for future reference!

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A great intro to healthy whole food eating perfect for someone planning to move from processed food eating to whole food eating.
The book contains a wealth of information including all the lingo (organic, grass fed, etc.) along with a deep dive into the food groups.

The book also contains a seasonal recipe section to get you started on a seasonal approach to eating.

Thank you Roost Books and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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The Nutritionist's Kitchen is a well written, accessible, science based guide to whole food nutrition with the aim of maintaining health through food choices, written and presented by Carly Knowles. Released 15th Dec 2020 by Roost Books, it's 272 pages and available in paperback and ebook formats.

What we eat and the food to which we have access has a profound effect on our health and lifespan. This book provides a great deal of information on the subject in a way that most readers will be able to understand. The introduction covers the basics of whole food unprocessed ingredients and cooking and essential accessories as well as an intro to sensible food choices, tips, tools, supplies, and how-to. There is an emphasis on choosing seasonal local foods and unprocessed unmodified ingredients. The author provides a good layman accessible survey discussion on the elements of nutrition: proteins, carbohydrates, fats, macro- and micro-nutrients and more. It's not necessary to memorize every aspect of these and how they fit together to supply complete nutrition, but it does give a really good overview. I found myself using the first part of the book more as a reference and going back to it again and again.

The second section includes the recipes, arranged by season. Ingredient measurements are supplied in American standard measurements only. The nutritional information is not included. Each recipe has a header with special labels such as nut-free, gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, etc along with a short description of the recipe and approximate prep-times. Extra tips or recipe alternatives are listed in text boxes in the recipes. The recipes themselves are fairly straightforward and are made for the most part with easily sourced (seasonal) ingredients. Many are very simple, none of them are overly complex.

The photography is gorgeous and abundant. In fact the photography was one of the highlights for me. This is such an information dense volume that without the bright and vivid photos it would be less inviting and inspirational. This not strictly a vegetarian or otherwise plant based collection though it does have many vegan/vegetarian friendly recipes (and many more which can easily be adapted to plant based ingredients).

The book includes a remarkably comprehensive bibliography and resource links for further reading. There are a number of useful appendices including meal prep/planning sample menus - seasonal produce tables, daily nutrient intakes listed by nutrient, lists of specific nutrients and their sources, as well as a cross referenced index (not included in the advanced reader galleys provided for review).

Five stars. This is a solid book of nutrition and recipes which will be used. It would make a superlative housewarming gift to a friend or family member or friend trying to eat more health consciously with better quality ingredients. It would also make a good supplemental text in an educational setting (nutrition, physiology, etc) or for library acquisition.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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I enjoyed this cookbook, but was sort of expecting more of a tradition cookbook than an education on nutrition!!! It was extremely informative and I found it interesting. A bit dense and monotonous at times. I would recommend this to someone looking to transition to a healthier lifestyle but not someone who needs more recipes! 3.5 starts rounded up :) **I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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Carly Knowles introduces the reader to the basic principles of nutrition while providing the perspective of a nutritionist while planning meals. With recipes for all seasons, the book is a great reference tool for anyone trying to live a healthier lifestyle

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This is a very helpful cookbook full of information on how to use food as medicine, with delicious recipes included as well. The pictures are stunning and there are helpful nutritional charts. I would recommend this to anyone trying to get healthier.

I received a free copy of this book from the publishers via Netgalley. My review is voluntary.

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This book contains information about food and nutrition and a guide to choosing foods that are nutrient-dense. I liked that this book was written by a Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian and as a student ND, I appreciate the information presented in this book and how the author offers nutrition knowledge to a layperson.

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As a professional athlete, whenever I see a book about nutrition, I am alway intrigued. Nutrition for both my profession, and for my life in general to aid in my job is a massive factor in my lifestyle. Every little things adds up.

The Nutritionist’s Kitchen is spilt into two seperate sections: ‘Your Guide To Using Whole Food As Medicine’, and then recipes. Each section is further split down.

The first section, ‘Your Guide To Using Whole Food As Medicine’ is all all about the food that you consume. We all know that different food contain different vitamins and minerals, and that certain foods are supposed to be better for us than others. Here we get Knowles version of what her thoughts are on the more controversial food are.

The recipes are split down into 5 categories: Recipes for All Season, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. This makes it very convenient to find the appropriate recipe for the time of year. If you are to follow the principles set out in the first section, then this is an extremely useful tool for meal planning and figuring out other recipes that are suitable for the current season.

While this type of nutrition book will be well suited for some, I was not overly convinced that it is for me.

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What a beautiful, useful addition to the kitchen library of anyone interested in health and nutrition. Carly Knowles created a stunning book that is absolutely chock full of basic nutrition information and tips to integrate that knowledge into your daily cooking life. The book starts with a great breakdown of key nutrition terms and how to understand them at the store or market. She follows that up with a fantastic breakdown of macronutrients that is accessible to all. Part 1 of the book is more science based and an excellent primer on eating and moving with the seasons as well as how to build a nutritious pantry. My favorite part of the book, though, is definitely the recipes! She really takes the idea of food as medicine and translates that to easy, every day recipes that are both nutritious and absolutely delicious. I really loved the Whole Wheat and Flax Tortillas. The Coconut Curry Red Lentil Stew is a standout. My kids are really loving the Whole Wheat Toaster Waffles! This book is an absolute gem and I know will be a well loved reference book in many kitchens for years to come. Well done!

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I picked this book because I'm interested in the topic. And I want to know more. Did I learn something new? Yes of course. But mostly, in the beginning, was a bit boring because I already know. But things get more interesting when it shows recipes now and then. Oh, this is something new, I said.

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The author said in her book that she wanted this to be a “101-style foundational guide”. She most certainly achieved that. However, that statement can be perceived as a different type of book for many types of people, can’t it?

This one seems to have a little for everyone. It is educational but very readable; not written in what I sometimes call a dry academia manner. It contains explanations of many foods, spices, additions to our diet and yet, it’s very sensible too. This is not a book full of tips on eating items we can’t even find in our grocery stores. On top of all this, it has great pictures and half of the book is recipes.

I’m very picky about buying cookbooks. It is no longer an inexpensive purchase. But it’s this kind of cookbook that I enjoy having on my shelf. Carly Knowles “knows” her stuff and how to get it across in an interesting manner. A good read and a good buy.

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This is not your regular recipe book! The first part of the book gives you an inside-look at the food you eat and how you can use food as medicine, tradition & self-care. Probably the best part is that ANYONE with any dietary restrictions could pick this book up, feel welcomed by the author, and find something that's both informative & yummy in it. Knowles acknowledges gluten-free, dairy0free, vegetarian, vegan and eat-whatever-you-want diets!

The recipes themselves are not your plain old boring pasta and regurgitated recipe you've seen in every other cookbook. They are fun twists on familiar meals and brand new ideas. I never would have thought of using tofu for icing on cupcakes, but now I HAVE to try it!

This is definitely a staple in the modern-day kitchen!

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The Nutritionist's Kitchen
Transform Your Diet and Discover the Healing Power of Whole Foods
by Carly Knowles
Publisher: Roost Books
Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine | Nonfiction (Adult)
Release Date: December 15, 2020
This book is broken into two sections:
Part One Your Guide To Using Whole Foods As Medicine
Part Two Recipes (organized by season)

It was overall a very good book with lots of information. I wish there was more information about how food is medicine and can help with issues, such as inflammation and autoimmune diseases. I felt this was a quick glimpse versus a deep dive into food as medicine.

There is a some really good information on how to eat seasonally and aligning our bodies to the seasons. I found that fascinating and it wasn't something I had actually considered before.

I think my favorite part of the book was the seasonal shopping guides detailing the foods to buy during each season.

I found the Seasonal Produce Chart, Dietary Reference Intakes, a Food as Medicine Nutrient Index in the Appendices very helpful.

I'm so grateful to Carly Knowles, Roost Books, and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this ARC ebook in exchange for my honest review.

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This is such a beautiful book and I would love to see the finished/published product! I really enjoyed the emphasis on buying, cooking and eating seasonally and how the recipes were broken into seasons rather than meals. There is a lot information on nutrition that would be great for someone who is brand new to this area, wanting to learn the basics of nutrition and healthy/seasonal eating. This book would make a great addition to a recipe book collection or gift. I look forward to trying some of the recipes.

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The Nutritionist's Kitchen is a mix of a nutrition book and a cookbook. A big portion of this book is the idea of seasonal cooking and that certain foods and cooking methods are best at different times of the year. With that concept the recipes are broken into five groups: all seasons, spring, summer, fall, winter. Most cooking now a days does not take into effect when is in season, although there is a movement to become more conscience of what is fresh and local. While this is an omnivore cookbook there are recipes that are vegan or vegetarian (a recipe for almond milk and the use of plant-based milks in other recipes) which is nice to see.

This book is much more for someone that wants to read about nutritional theory and find out more about different food categories than it is about getting a large number of recipes. All that being said there are several recipes I would try from all season categories.

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While the first half of this book goes into a lot of detail about nutrition, which was not necessarily to my interest, there are tons of great recipes in here. A mix of quick and easy (overnight oats, egg cups, roasted sweet potatoes) and some containing more varied ingredients (I've never heard of groats, but I look forward to trying them!), this book contains great motivation for making satisfying food. Many recipes will appeal to the whole family.

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'The Nutritionist's Kitchen' is a great book for a total beginner in the nutrition area. I, myself, am one of those and this book gave me a great kick start to understand better how food works on our bodies. Is not one of the best books I've read lately but it does its job.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone as it also has some recipes and tips on how to enjoy what you have on the plate.

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I'm so thrilled to be able to read and review The Nutritionist's Kitchen! It's a wonderful guide to seasonal eating from a healthy food perspective. The first part of the book is an introduction to basic ingredient knowledge and pantry stocking. The second half goes into seasonal foods and their uses and preparation with lots of helpful guidance and some great recipes that I can't wait to try. This is an excellent kitchen, easy to follow, reference for anyone who is looking to improve their nutrition.

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This book was OK. I really loved the cover. It's the one thing that caught my attention. The recipes are Ok as well as one reader mentioned, not as many recipes as I expected. I appreciate getting a copy of this book though and would recommend if you're really into nutrition.

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