A review of A Good Food Day by Marco Canora. Post may contain affiliate links.
Marco Canora is a professional chef and has been one for twenty years. Those twenty years were spent being "overcaffeinated, dehydrated, overstimulated, and full of starch, sugar, fatty meat, alcohol, and nicotine." Realizing he needed to do something, he tried several things before settling on a simple method of healthy eating. Making recipes that people want to cook, that are tasty and good for you. He shares these recipes in this book and encourages the reader to experiment - to think of the recipes as a basic formula - ready for you to substitute and add based on your likes and dislikes.
A Good Food Day: Reboot Your Health with Food That Tastes Great is divided into nine sections: breakfast, salads, vegetables, beans & lentils, great grains, fish, meat & poultry, snacks and sweets. It opens with 10 principles for a Good Food Day and pantry staples for a Good Food Day.
I've marked several recipes to try in each section:
Breakfast: Dark Berry Shake, Goji Berry and Banana Shake, High Protein Overnight Oats.
Salads: Soy-Ginger Vinaigrette, Dandelion Salad with Hard-Boiled Eggs, Spinach Salad with Roasted Fennel, Oil-Cured Olives, and Grapefruit.
Vegetables: Roasted Asparagus and Lemon with Chunky Pesto, Roasted Broccoli with Hazelnuts and Pecorino, Lacto-Fermented Napa Cabbage and Onions, Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries.
Beans and Lentils: Cranberry Bean Soup with Farro, Lentil Soup with Tomato and Tuscan Kale, Sunflower Seed Hummus.
Great Grains: Quinoa Panzanella, Crunchy Spring Farro Salad, Brown Rice Risotto with Mushrooms, Cabbage, and Thyme.
Fish: Wild Salmon in Parchment with Olives, Fennel, and Lemon; Salmon Tacos with Guacamole, Salsa, and Cabbage-Radish Slaw.
Meat & Poultry: Thai Chicken Coconut Soup, Flavor-Pounded Chicken, Rosemary-Lemon Minute Steak.
Snacks: Citrus-Spiked Hazelnut and Rosemary Granola, Curry and Lime Cashews, Lemon and Rosemary Popcorn.
Sweets: Spiced Apple, Pear and Cranberry Crumble, Peanut Butter Cocao Nib Cookies, Oatmeal and Dark Chocolate Cookies.
I love this book! I can see it easily becoming my go-to cookbook. The recipes contain real ingredients that can be found in most grocery stores. The preparations are simple and allow the flavors of the food to shine through. Interspersed in the recipes are articles about healthy eating - such as one on healthy fats and one on the glycemic index.