Saturday, July 9, 2011

Superfood Cuisine: Cooking with Nature's Most Amazing Food

SUPERFOOD CUISINE: Cooking with Nature’s Most Amazing Foods, is not your ordinary cookbook. But then again, superfoods are not your ordinary ingredients. From tiny chia seeds to nut-like sacha inchi, from goldenberries to goji berries, from maca powder to cacao…these are the most nutrient-dense foods on earth. And their remarkable powers to heal and energize, to promote radiant good health and high performance – both mental and physical – have been celebrated for thousands of years by ancient civilizations all around the world.

It’s only recently, however, that superfoods have become superstars in the Western health food scene. With devout fans including celebrities like Jennifer Aniston (who credits maca for increasing energy) and Victoria Beckham (her “beauty secret” is mulberries); rich endorsements from culinary icons like Rachel Ray and Martha Stewart; as well as a strong following from healthy-lifestyle gurus like Dr. Oz and Oprah; it seems like everyone is looking to incorporate superfoods.

Now, SUPERFOOD CUISINE shows us how…in more than 100 crave-worthy recipes. From Breakfasts, Soups, Salads, and Entrees, to Sides, Snacks, Sweets and Drinks, each chapter is loaded with mouth-watering recipes, illustrated with full-color photography, and packed with nutrition tips. Also included is a guide to more than 20 top superfoods – detailing their specific health benefits, how they taste, and what kind of dishes they are best suited for – as well as additional sections on healthy pantry staples and natural cooking techniques. For those readers relatively new to superfoods, an index of product sources can be found at the back of the book.

Written by Julie Morris, a natural food chef, writer, educator, and pioneer in the development of superfood recipes, SUPERFOOD CUISINE is based on the simple wisdom that food should do more than just look good, taste delicious, and smell tantalizing. It should be functional, as well. The recipes in this book dramatically demonstrate this. There is an excitement in this food…an energy that you can almost “taste” from the first bite. And SUPERFOOD CUISINE captures this experience in imaginative combinations of flavors, integrating old-world knowledge with modern taste.

Created entirely from plant-based whole foods that nourish the body and respect the earth, these culinary delights are, truly, beyond “guilt-free.” They are totally energizing, revitalizing and remedial. Even the desserts! (Yes, even the brownies!). Married with healthy whole food staple ingredients, the superfoods in these recipes live up to their full potential – delivering amazing amounts of antioxidants, essential fatty acids (EFAs like Omega 3), important minerals and vitamins, as well as beneficial phytochemicals (plant-based chemicals).

SUPERFOOD CUISINE serves as an inspiring roadmap for creating extraordinary dishes from extraordinary ingredients…all designed for an energy-packed lifestyle. The book is available at a growing number of natural product stores, and at and To request a review copy or author interview, please contact Mic LeBel at or 207-563-7695.

Julie Morris is a Los Angeles-based natural food chef, writer, educator, and professional recipe developer. An active advocate of whole, plant-based foods and superfoods for optimal health, Julie has worked within the natural food industry for close to a decade – most recently as the executive chef for superfoods leader Navitas Naturals, as well as the chief recipe developer for best-selling author Brendan Brazier’s new cookbook, Thrive Foods.

She is also the host/creator of the web-based cooking show "Superfoods With Jules," and has contributed numerous articles to “green” publications such as G Living and ReadyMade Magazine. In every case, Julie's mission is simple: to share recipes and nutrition tips that make a vibrantly healthy lifestyle both easy to achieve and simply delicious to follow. For more information, please visit

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