Clean, healthy and organic eating is easy to do, though it can initially seem daunting. Nature's bounty is truly on our doorsteps. Whether you live in a city or in suburbia, you can access locally sourced, wonderful food that is good for your body and soul. Lucid Food by Louisa Shafia shows you how to make delectable food and green your cuisine.
With organic and seasonal cooking principles becoming ingrained in today’s kitchens, and new buzzwords including locavore and CSA steadily gaining traction, how do we integrate food politics into daily life in ways that are convenient, affordable, and delicious? Lucid Food offers more than eighty-five healthy, eco-oriented recipes based on conscientious yet practical environmental ideals. Sustainable chef and caterer Louisa Shafia demystifies contemporary food issues for the home cook and presents simple, seasonal dishes that follow nature’s cycles, such as Baby Artichokes with Fresh Chervil, Apricot Shortcake with Lavender Whipped Cream, and Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Soup. Her empowering advice includes how to source animal products ethically and responsibly, support local food growers, and reduce one’s carbon footprint through urban gardening, preserving, composting, and more. This cookbook celebrates the pleasures of savoring home-prepared meals that are healthful, honest, pure, additive-free, and transparently made, from the source to the table.
Lucid Food has become a staple in my cooking repertoire because all of the recipes are functional and easy. I start my day with Rhubarb over Thick Yogurt. I have also taken to snacking on Pickled Cauliflower. It is amazing!
For a splash of freshness and color, the Cucumber and Pomegranate Salad is a culinary treat. I serve this at picnics and plan to for summer get-togethers. To really celebrate nature's bounty (and honor spring), the Fava Beans and Seared Zucchini with Garlicky Croutons is a finer and protein kick of brightness to the senses.
Preparing meals at home with locally-sourced ingredients and organic produce is easy and more importantly, healthy for your family. Make Lucid Food a culinary bible for your home. Your body and your family will thank you.