Book Review: Five Seasons inThe Kitchen #FiveSeasonsinTheKitchen


I really really like this cookbook! The recipes are unique and awe inspiring, and set out in such a way to help the reader follow a Zen-inspired lifestyle.

The 5 seasons are set as Spring, Summer, Late Summer, Autumn and Winter. Each season has its foods (seasonal fruit and vegetable), the colors that normally accompany these foods & seasons (greens, reds, whites, etc) and coolest of all – the organs of the body which benefit most from this seasonal eating (Heart, lungs, kidneys, etc.) Fortunately for us, we can make almost any of these recipes year-round for a full body benefit and extremely tasty experience!

Some of the recipes I am dying to try:

  • Vegetable Stuffed Persimmon Fruit Leather with Asian Paste (Spring)
  • Rye and Spelt Flour Sicilian Pizza (Spring)
  • Persimmon Sorbet! (Spring)
  • Endive Boats Stuffed with Macadamia Feta (Summer)
  • Baked Vegetable Chips (I have been searching for this recipe!) (Summer)
  • Tri-Color Cashew Cheese Rolls (Late Summer)
  • Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Grilled Pepper Sauce (Late Summer)
  • Hearty Root Soup (Autumn)
  • Acai Sorbet (Autumn)
  • Moroccan Style Jerusalem Artichokes (Winter)
  • Pickled Vegetables – Korean Kimchi (Winter)

In the beginning of the book, there is a nice explanation of Zen and the Zen diet. Following the recipes, there is a great section about mindful eating, which I think is extremely important – especially if one is using foods as a means of healing.

One of the additions I enjoyed, is the ‘Good to know’ sections. Filled with tidbits about ingredients, prep and nutritional value. It really is good to know that certain food items are very filling, and therefore I can make smaller portions!

If you are interested in cooking for health, following the natural cycle of food and body or just love to cook – I highly recommend this cookbook and it can be found here.

I can tell you that we will be keeping this e-book handy for our kitchen adventures, and I hope you will too!

– Mliae

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. I like it…a lot 🙂

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. The Moore The Merrier says:

    I’m always down for a new cook book! Great post thank you!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. mliae says:

      Super! Thanks for reading 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. zozieposie says:

    that sounds just my thing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. mliae says:

      That’s great to hear!

      Like

  3. You should warn that reading this on an empty stomach can be dangerous! I’m a vegetarian and have never heard of these recipes so now I’m inspired! I’ll have to experiment with some of these dishes in the near future.

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    1. mliae says:

      Exactly! It’s like shopping hungry…must have this, this, this and OH! THIS! Lol 😉 Enjoy experimenting, and please, let us know how it works out for you! Would love to hear 🙂

      Like

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