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12 Best Foods Cookbook:
Over 200 Recipes Featuring the 12 Healthiest Foods

by Dana Jacobi

Review by Chef James
This is my kind of cookbook. Excellent layout, great recipes, relevent food facts and hints with each recipe, and excellent use of photography.  There are many 2 and 4 serving recipes, as well as 6 and 8 serving recipes, all using the foods that the author, Dana Jacobi lists as the 12 best foods - including Chocolate, Sweet Potatoes, Salmon --- well you will have to purchase this excellent book to find out the other 9! 
If you have so many cookbooks that you really hesitate before acquiring another one, this is one you should not hesitate about - get it!  I put it among the top 5 I have seen in the past few years.
From an award-winning food writer and chef-the breakthrough cookbook that identifies 12 micronutrient-rich foods that can help protect you against major disease and shows you how to turn them into mouthwatering dishes.

A diet rich in nutrients, including protein, carbohydrates, fat, fiber, and vitamins, is not enough for our health. For optimum protection against heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases, we also need an abundance of micronutrients. How to make sure we get enough of these vital micronutrients-and how to prepare them easily and deliciously-is what Dana Jacobi shows us in 12 Best Foods Cookbook.

After identifying the 12 foods containing the most potent micronutrients-broccoli, black beans, tomatoes, salmon, soy, sweet potatoes, oats, onions, blueberries, walnuts, spinach, and chocolate-Jacobi provides 250 fabulous, remarkably varied recipes starring these ingredients. From appetizers and sandwiches to sides and smoothies, from Salmon and Corn Chowder to Curried Tofu Stir-Fry, the recipes in this book prove that a diet rich in all the micronutrients science has shown to be indispensable to our well-being can be a parade of delectable dishes. And, since chocolate is the most powerful antioxidant food, Fudge Surprise Brownies is one of the sweet treats that will satisfy the yearnings of health-conscious eaters and passionate chocoholics alike.

About the Author
DANA JACOBI is the author of three previous cookbooks, including Amazing Soy (winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award). She has written for Cooking Light, Eating Well, and Natural Health, and her syndicated column "Something Different" appears in over 750 newspapers. She lives in New York City.



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