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{MM Review} 10 Things You Need To Eat

As promised when I wrote about all these great looking books, I’m giving you a quick review of one I’ve finished!  Let me preface by saying that I can easily read cookbooks as if they were real.  Therefore, the fact that this book is chockfull of recipes made me very, very happy.

What are the ten things you need to eat?

  1. Tomatoes
  2. Avacados
  3. Beets
  4. Spinach
  5. Quinoa
  6. Lentils
  7. Cabbage
  8. Super fish
  9. Nuts
  10. Berries

Some of them may seem obvious, and some may seem new, but they are all pretty interesting.  I’ve recently been incorporating seven of these into my regular diet…soon I’ll be trying out beets, lentils, and cabbage, too.

As a read…

…this book is fascinating.  And that says a lot, coming from the girl who hates all things that have to do with reading about history.  Give me a chateau or a museum, and I love history.  But give me a book….blah.  This book, however, is an exception.  Each of the ten chapters gives a brief overview on the history of that particular food: where it came from, who ate it, how it affected them physically, research that has been done on it, etc.  It’s an easy read, but I usually read just one section at a time to try and let it all sink in.

As a cookbook…

…there are definitely a plethora of recipes to try.  I’m always up for a new combination of flavors and learning about new ingredients.  I will say that some of the recipes call for some really random things that I may not want to bother purchasing for just that one recipe.  But still–I am most excited to try the fish recipes, since I’m generally not the most creative fish-maker!  I’ll be sure to keep you posted via Tasty Tuesdays as I try them out.

Happy reading!

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