6 September, 2017
Book Review- Love Thy Legumes by Sonali Suratkar
If you read this blog regularly, you would know that I very occasionally post a book review. I do browse a lot of cookbooks and nutrition related books in the library, especially new ones. When a book makes a deep impression on me, I share about it.
It is rare to find a cookbook that has a lot of nutrition information, and most books on nutrition do not carry too many recipes.
LOVE THY LEGUMES is an educational cookbook by Public Health Nutritionist, Sonali Suratkar. This self-published book celebrates legumes for long-term good health (diabetes and high-blood pressure prevention, weight-loss, etc.) while helping readers understand healthy cooking techniques, simple food pairing ideas to balance one’s meals and learn to plan balanced menus for your family.
Sonali is a nutritionist trained at Johns Hopkins University. She posts super healthy and easy to prepare dishes over at Quickly Delicious. I am deeply honored to be reviewing this outstanding book of hers!
The book was featured by Meatless Monday in their August Book Round-up: https://goo.gl/
Legumes (including beans) are often overlooked by most people but they are a powerhouse of nutrition and a book dedicated to this topic is much needed at this time. Most people think of beans as a gas-producing source of protein that may be hard to digest, and this actually dissuades one from consuming them on a regular basis.
As a certified nutritionist, the author has poured her knowledge into this book, and explained in very simple language how to make sense of the various components of food- the carbs, fat, protein, fiber. With easy to understand illustrations and charts, she convincingly tells us why including a variety of legumes in our everyday meals is important.
The book offers
- an introduction to Indian spices,
- steps to make cooking easy with a pressure cooker,
- guide to fermentation,
- tips for balancing meals… the content is very neatly laid out with a summary at the end of each chapter.
What about the recipes?
From Curries and Stews, to Stir-Fries and Quick Snacks, to mouth-watering bean-flour based Desserts, and Chutneys, you will find recipes that are not just from different parts of India but you will also find international cuisines such as a French Soup and a Mexican Salad Bowl.
There are close to a HUNDRED DELICIOUS RECIPES! The pictures are so mouthwatering, that you would be so tempted to make each one of them.
I personally could not choose at first which recipe to try. They ALL LOOK FANTASTIC and EASY!
I chose to make the black bean curry, since I had not tried cooking with those before. I was super impressed by the ease of the recipe and how delicious it turned out. It has now become a favorite in our family!
Why I Highly Recommend This Book
The book really empowers any person, whether they are a novice or pro at cooking, an omnivore , vegetarian or vegan, to plan cook delicious as well as nutritious meals.
Buy this for yourself or gift it to someone dear to you. A great inspiration toward healthy eating!
Paperback format ($40) is available in the US, Canada, and Europe, and the Kindle format ($9.99) is available worldwide including India, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Australia, etc.
Download the free Kindle app for any device (PC, Mac, tablet, or phone) and start reading!
Amazon US: https://goo.gl/CMqRbt
Amazon Canada: https://goo.gl/w3zZ2B
Amazon France, Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco, Luxembourg: https://goo.gl/KNj
Amazon Italy: https://goo.gl/nH4A9s
Amazon Spain, Andorra: https://goo.gl/GjVnGD
Amazon Germany: https://goo.gl/AwSKU1
Amazon India: https://goo.gl/ISWe5S
Special discount of $10 off on paperback for EatingWellDiary followers, exclusively on Sonali’s E-Store. Payments are secured by Createspace, an Amazon Company.
Follow the steps given below:
- Visit: https://www.createspace.com/6
- Enter password LTL to access the book
- Add to cart and create an account
- Apply the discount code NTMVTG4 and check out.
- Book is on its way.
- Enjoy the recipes as you learn about nutrition and balancing meals and feel healthy!
- And, don’t forget to write a review on Amazon.