Food: cookbooks – the next generation

We’re looking at a few ways of eating that are all the rage these days.

Classic cookbooks like Betty Crocker, Julia Child and The Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking are handed down through generations and are still unprecedented references to go by.  But our lifestyle has changed and along with it our ways of eating too.20150315_122106 - CopyI still enjoy a good old fashioned breakfast on occasion…like once a week.  A break from granola & yogurt.  Except now I spread avocado in place of jam on toast and fresh fruit on homemade waffles.  Well it’s a start.

No longer banned from the food pyramid, (good) fats are now seen as keys to weight loss.
No longer banned from the food pyramid, (good) fats are now seen as keys to weight loss.

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I don’t know what appeals to you but let’s have a look at some of the new age cookbooks as seen on Flipboard.

The paleo diet is also known as the caveman diet—i.e. food you might have foraged or killed.
The paleo diet is also known as the caveman diet—i.e. food you might have foraged or killed.
Move over, kale. There's a new darling on plates, and they call her quinoa.
Move over, kale. There’s a new darling on plates, and they call her quinoa.  (Keen-wah)
Health concerns aside, many people say a gluten-free diet just makes them feel better. Read
Health concerns aside, many people say a gluten-free diet just makes them feel better.
Over a thousand (!) articles and recipes about whole foods, vegetarianism and veganism.
Over a thousand (!) articles and recipes about whole foods, vegetarianism and veganism.
 LOCAVORE A magazine that seeks to strengthen your connection with food, culture and the land.

LOCAVORE
A magazine that seeks to strengthen your connection with food, culture and the land.

A new study (ha!) out of California’s Loma Linda University found that vegetarians live longer and were especially less likely to die of heart disease than carnivores.  The studies found that the mortality rate of meat eaters was as much as 19 percent higher than that of self-identified vegetarians, and the effect was significantly greater for men than for women.  The Loma Linda studies showed an even longer lifespan for pesco-vegetarians, or those who included fish in their diets.

Until the verdict is in, meat eaters would do well to eat ample servings of fruits and veggies, limit intake of red and processed meats, eat fish often, and consume fewer calories overall.  Vegetarians should find ways to get plenty of protein, iron, calcium, zinc, B12 and omega-3 fatty acids, all of which are often lacking in meatless dishes.

So, which category do you fall into?

Source: Flipboard for cookbook photos & New study by Kellee Katagi for Natural Choices.

breakfast photos: d. king

 

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