Cookbooks for special diets

ICPL has a great cookbook collection, covering a variety of cuisines and tastes. We also have numerous cookbooks that have health as a primary focus; here are some titles that focus on cooking for specific dietary needs.

Keto cooking with your Instant Pot : recipes for fast and flavorful Ketogenic meals

Karen S. Lee

641.56383 /Lee
Cookbooks

This versatile collection of recipes helps you enjoy all the benefits of the Keto diet, without time-consuming meal prep and planning. Whether your goal is to lose weight, boost your energy or adopt an all around healthier lifestyle, make your life easier with low-carb, high-fat, sugar-free dishes that the whole family will love. Plus, all of the recipes are made with common, affordable ingredients found in any well-stocked pantry. Use your Instant Pot® to throw together nourishing Keto dishes any night of the week. Serve up Perfect Pot Roast or Korean-Style Braised Short Ribs in under an hour. Simmer an amazing variety of soups, from Vietnamese Beef "Noodle" Soup to Low-Carb New England Clam Chowder without even watching the pot. With comforting dishes like Grain-Free Lobster Mac and Cheese and incredible desserts like Chocolate Lava Cake, it's easy to indulge in the foods you love, without breaking the diet that makes you feel your best.

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This cookbook hits two crazes--the keto diet, and the Instapot.
- Candice

The nutrient-dense kitchen : 125 autoimmune paleo recipes for deep healing and vibrant health

Mickey Trescott

641.5638 /Trescott
Cookbooks, Health

Our food system is flooded with high-energy foods, but these products only serve to fill us up and offer close to nothing in the way of true nourishment. Trescott shows that nutrient density in the diet impacts both the outcome of chronic illness and the prevention of future disease. She starts with a comprehensive tour of nutrients that are essential for both optimal health and deep healing, and provides an overview of Autoimmune Protocol details; as tips for setting up your kitchen to cook whole foods; and recipes, meal plans, and shopping lists. --

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This book offers recipes that aim to boost the autoimmune system naturally, keeping you healthy from the inside-out.
- Candice

Cancer-free with food : a step-by-step plan with 100+ recipes to fight disease, nourish your body & restore your health

Liana Werner-Gray

RECEIVED
Cookbooks, Health

"Supported by the powerhouse team behind The Truth About Cancer, best-selling natural-health author Liana Werner-Gray offers a simple yet comprehensive guide to nutrition for those who have been diagnosed with cancer. You've been diagnosed with cancer, and all you want is a simple guide of what to eat and what to avoid to support your health during this difficult time--The Cancer Diet is for you! Liana Werner-Gray offers simple, nutrient-rich recipes that utilize foods proven to boost the immune system and offer you a better chance of healing. The information in this book is supportive of any treatment path; Liana will show you how nutrition can be used on its own or in conjunction with chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or alternative therapies. 100+ gluten-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free recipes that you can easily remember and will want to use every day. Recipe options will fit a keto diet, vegan diet, and paleo diet. With this comprehensive guide, you'll feel informed about all the available treatment options so you can choose the right ones for you as you put together your cancer-healing plan"--

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Cancer, and treatments for it, can wreak havoc on a body in many ways. The recipes in this book will help you nourish and support your body with food.
- Candice

Meals that heal : 100+ everyday anti-inflammatory recipes in 30 minutes or less : gut health, brain health, cancer prevention, heart health

Carolyn Williams

641.5631 /Williams
Cookbooks, Health

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Inflammation has recently become a hot topic in terms of overall body health, and the recipes in this book will help you gain an understanding of what foods and meals can help to fight it.
- Candice

Made whole : more than 145 anti-inflammatory keto-paleo recipes to nourish you from the inside out

Cristina Curp

641.56383 /Curp
Cookbooks, Health

"Made Whole is a comprehensive cookbook and resource guide that combines the Paleo approach with the low-carb/ketogenic diet, using only whole, natural, unprocessed ingredients. Cristina includes all the tools you need to be successful on a ketogenic diet, along with advice and how-tos for using the keto template to eat intuitively and develop a personalized nutrition plan based on your unique needs. Each recipe is free of grain, gluten, sugar, and dairy, along with nuts, starches, nightshades, and alcohol--making this a perfect cookbook for those following keto, Paleo, low-carb, AIP, or allergen-free diets" --

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This cookbook hits the trifecta! Paleo, low-carb, and gut-friendly recipes for the whole-food enthusiast.
- Candice

Gluten-free baking at home : 96 never-fail, totally delicious recipes for breads, cakes, cookies, and more

Jeffrey Larsen

ON ORDER BOOK
Cookbooks

Food stylist and baking instructor Larsen presents his first cookbook, a culmination of years of experimentation resulting from his mother's (and later his own) decision to remove gluten and dairy from her diet. After an extensive personal introduction, Larsen offers his guide to weighing flour, a list of grains and starches he most recommends for baking, the dairy alternatives he favors, and an inventory of suggested equipment. An abundant list of more than 100 recipes follows, including quick breads, muffins, and scones; cakes; cookies and bars; pies and tarts; crisps and cobblers; yeasted breads and rolls; and frostings, glazes, and toppings. The recipes are enhanced with tips for the baking process, notes on storage and freezing, a personal note describing the author's opinions on the bake, and variations for a variety of flavors. Step-by-step photo tutorials are included for foundational processes, such as making a piecrust. This extensive collection is indexed and includes, as one might expect, beautifully styled photos of the ingredients and bakes. A number of the recipes are also vegan.--Booklist Reviews

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Gluten-free doesn't mean you can't have a good bake, and this cookbook proves it! Recipes for the sweets and baked goods you crave.
- Candice

Family : new vegetarian comfort food to nourish every day

Hetty McKinnon

641.5636 /McKinnon
Cookbooks

Australia-born, Brookyn-based cook and food writer McKinnon (Neighborhood: Hearty Salads and Plant-Based Recipes from Home and Abroad) presents her interpretation of vegetarian comfort food with a diverse array of hearty recipes intended for family meals and gatherings. Menus vary in difficulty but would best suit a home cook already comfortable in the kitchen. The dishes, some of which are vegan and/or gluten free, include savory casseroles and bakes, relatively simple and fresh pastas, inventive salads, nutritious egg dishes, soups, a brief selection of desserts, and numerous recipes from the author's Cantonese heritage. In the later portion of the book, the author intermittently features personal recipes and stories from women of different backgrounds, placing the emphasis on family and community. Photographs by James Beard Award winner Brimble show McKinnon preparing and enjoying dishes with her family; short introductions to each recipe both personalize and enhance the project.--LJ Reviews

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This might not be the healthiest of cookbooks out there, if 'comfort food' means what I take it to mean (hello pasta and pizza)! However, with chapters such as 'Salad days' and 'Sweet talking' I think there probably a pretty good mix in here of healthy and indulgent recipes for any vegetarian.
- Candice

No crumbs left : recipes for everyday food made marvelous

Teri (Food blogger) Turner

641.563 /Turner
Cookbooks

"As millions of people know, one of the toughest things about completing the Whole30 is figuring out what to eat next, the other 335 days of the year. Teri Turner, creator of No Crumbs Left, has healthful and great tasting answers. Food is Teri's love language, and her approach to getting people into the kitchen, rolling up their sleeves, and cooking is contagious. "Don't be afraid to fail: it's just food," is one of her mantras. Teri's passion is evident on every page of her first cookbook, as she leads readers through a discovery of new flavors and spice combinations and teaches people to trust their cooking instincts. Teri's recipes, most of which are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and Whole30 compliant, are what makes No Crumbs Left so unique. Simple and incredibly delicious dishes such as Pistachio Pesto Chicken Breast, Shrimp Pad Thai, and Spicy Pepperoncini Beef are on the dinner table quickly. The impossibly easy Sugar Snap Pea Salad features two of Teri's signature Magic Elixirs, Green Goddess Dressing and Smoky Pepitas, which are both made in advance and kept on hand to elevate countless meals. Her signature Marinated Red Onions, 999 Island Dressing, Gomasio, and Spicy Almond Sauce are true secret weapons. The Family chapter features the special recipes her own children grew up with and evoke home, love, and motherhood. Teri considers this book a love letter to her mother, and woven throughout are tips and favorite quotes to bring you right into her kitchen, where there is always an extra seat at the table." --

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The recipes in this book are aimed at those who have done, or are interested in, the Whole30 diet.
- Candice

Dinner for everyone : 300 ways to go easy, vegan, or all out

Mark Bittman

641.5 /Bittman
Cookbooks

The How to Make Everything author takes 100 dishes and offers three versions of each in this nifty volume: one simple, one complex, and one vegan. The variables that separate the easy recipes from the more difficult are, essentially, the prep time involved and the number and quality of ingredients. For instance, fast pho with tea broth has a dozen ingredients, including tea bags, and takes half an hour to brew, while pho with fresh noodles has more than 20 ingredients and takes three hours to create a fragrant broth spiced with anise, cloves, and peppercorns. Bittman's vegan options intrigue, such as the wings, where chicken is replaced by battered celery root and blue cheese dressing is replaced by a blend of black bean and tahini. Eggplant parmesan with creamy tofu vodka sauce shines as a vegan option to a quick skillet chicken parmigiana and a more involved version with chicken, pancetta, and red wine. A section called "The Big Reveal" offers three dishes that are unwrapped at the table: chicken meunière under foil, curried tofu flan, and salt-baked whole fish. Diverse in scope and succinct in style, three times is a charm in Bittman's latest, whether cooking for guests or for oneself.--PW Reviews

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Mark Bittman has delivered another book chock-full of recipes and know-how for all situations.
- Candice

Mostly plants : 101 delicious flexitarian recipes from the Pollan family

Tracy Pollan

641.563 /Pollan
Cookbooks

Designed for people who are mostly vegetarian but who enjoy meat or fish occasionally, the flexitarian dietary approach is gaining in popularity. This collection by the Pollan familyâ€"Lori, Dana, and Tracy are food writer Michael Pollan's sisters and Corky is his momâ€"is a creative introduction to the concept, intended to encourage healthy, home-cooked meals for all types of eaters, including vegans and those wanting gluten-free options. With clear instructions on how to use the book and recommendations on kitchen and pantry supplies, this will appeal to those who seek an all-in-one resource.--LJ Reviews

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For the flexitarian looking for something new to eat, the Pollan family gives a smorgasbord of recipes for those who are *mostly* vegetarian.
- Candice

The DASH diet Mediterranean solution : the best eating plan to control your weight and improve your health for life

Marla Heller

616.132 /Heller
Cookbooks, Health

The DASH diet has been a staple of the dieting world, recommended by doctors, nutritionists, and crowned the US News and World Report's #1 best diet for 8 years in a row. But popular tastes and medical guidelines have evolved, and The Dash Diet Mediterranean Solution presents a new approach to the time tested diet program that highlights the benefits of whole foods. Marla Heller, MS RD has overhauled the DASH plan to reflect the latest, cutting-edge research on hypertension, diabetes, depression, and other health issues that impact millions of Americans. Meal planning gets a new focus on unprocessed foods (less sugar free jello, more fresh fruits!), seafood options, and even a whole section examining vegan and vegetarian choices. Filled with four weeks of menus and tons of strategies and research, the Dash Diet Mediterranean Solution offers readers a new approach to their best health the DASH diet way.

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A cookbook for those who are aiming to lower or keep their blood pressure in check, with a Mediterranean twist.
- Candice

The complete diabetes cookbook : the healthy way to eat the foods you love

America's Test Kitchen (Firm)

641.56314 /America's
Cookbooks, Health

"Eating healthfully plays a big role in managing diabetes. America's Test Kitchen's mission is to encourage home cooks to get into the kitchen with 400-plus meticulously developed and tested recipes that maximize healthy ingredients and flavor and limit unhealthy carbs and fats, sodium, and added sugars. Each recipe lists complete nutritional information for easy reference. Enjoy every meal with fresh creative recipes for satisfying breakfasts, weeknight-friendly dinners, holiday celebrations, and even snacks and the occasional sweet treat." -- Back cover.

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Diabetic-friendly recipes for every meal, with nutritional breakdowns, from the knowledgeable and trusted America's Test Kitchen.
- Candice