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Eat This

5 Cookbooks to Get You Excited About Healthy-Ish Eating in 2017

Eat This BY erica + claire 12/31/2016


The word “cleanse” is banned at Of a Kind, but we still get that after a season of cookie swaps, celebratory toasts, and cream-soaked side dishes you might be ready for something a little, erm, lighter. So here are five cookbooks we discovered in 2016 that just happened to be packed with nutritious, crazy-simple dishes to tempt you away from those takeout menus all year ‘round.


A Modern Way To Cook by Anna Jones

“I’m feeling paralyzed by the sheer number of so-easy-looking and so-up-my-alley recipes in A Modern Way To Cook. A small sampling: a creamy vegan miso tomato soup that’s ready in in 20 minutes, dried apricots sauteed in saffron and orange juice, and the least sad desk lunch one can imagine.” —Claire


Molly on the Range by Molly Yeh

“I’ve been putting a lot of thought into what to make first from Molly Yeh’s dynamite cookbook—will it be the quinoa carbonara, the cauliflower shawarma tacos, or the black sesame milk, do ya think?”—Erica


The CSA Cookbook by Linda Ly

Our 10 Things reader Jori solved our "How can I possibly use up this much kohlrabi?!" dilemma with her suggestion of The CSA Cookbook, stuffed with brillz recipes (like tomato-leaf pesto!) to make the most of everything in that weekly haul.


Good and Simple: Recipes to Eat Well and Thrive by Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley

“This was the year I ventured trepidatiously into the world of homemade gluten-free breads. Those Hemsley + Hemsley sisters make it easy, though—and related: Their latest cookbook is real, real good.” —Erica


It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook by Gwyneth Paltrow

“I licked the bowl of the silly-simple black bean soup from Gwyneth’s new cookbook—and added it to my arsenal of make-ahead-for-office-lunches tricks.”—Claire


The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook by Natalie Eve Garrett

Haven’t you always wanted to lurk on Ed Ruscha's omelet game and Edwidge Danticat's soup style? You can, in the unexpected and thoughtful new version of The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook that's authored by our 10 Things reader Natalie Eve Garrett.



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