100 Days of Read Food by Lisa Leake

Another 2016 cookbook that caught my eye was Lisa Leake’s 100 Days of Real Food. Lisa Leake is the author of the blog “100 days of Real Food”.  Her second cookbook, pictured here, is about cutting highly processed food out of your diet. The first 50 pages of the books are filled with tips to navigate the grocery shelves, make ahead suggestions, meal planning, storage guidelines,  avoiding highly processed foods and homegrown vs. shop bought.  She debunks many of the grocery illusions and misconceptions.  For instance, baby carrots have a little chlorine but no more than you would find in tap water.  A white coating sometimes appears, indicating dehydration which a little water bath will cure.  The rest of the book is divided into recipe categories:  Breakfast, Snacks and Appetizers, Homemade Staples are just a few of the topics.  I am looking forward to trying the Roasted Summer Veggie Salad and Cauliflower Nuggets.  At the very end of the cookbook is a recipe chart by dietary need.  Photos of the recipes appear next to the recipe page.  The cookbook is well organized and packed with a lot of healthy eating.