The Healthy Mind Cookbook by Rebecca Katz is a book that really dives into how food effects our brain as well as our body. The 1st chapter called “Your Brain on Food” cover some important information about how food effects our memories, our stress levels, as well as other topics. The 2nd chapter called The Culinary Pharmacy, I found to be an information gold mine. It talks about how all of the ingredients that they use for their recipes help us. For example, did you know that one of the ingredients I use in nearly all my recipes, Onions, is known to help with our cognitive functioning, energy, focus, memory, neuronal health. WOW! I never realized onions were that good for you. The following chapters after that are the recipes, from Anytime Foods to Sweet Bites, Rebecca covers it all.
This book intrigued me when I first read about it. I was curious to see it compared to other books I’ve ready about eating for better health. This book has beautiful pics, although not too many of them. When I analyzed the recipes as well as the ingredients used, I’m not sure I would find myself using this book too often. I think I could easily adapt many of these recipes, however, I would be defeating the purpose of being healthy. I am really wanting to try the Southwestern Sweet Potato Soup as well as many of the vinaigrettes. The Slow-Roasted Spiced Peaches look to die for on p. 211.
I think people willing to spend extra time looking for a few of these less common ingredients and are extra motivated to improve their overall health will love this cookbook.
I am thankful for Blogging for Books who sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.