About the Author
Tabitha Grace Alterman has been researching and writing about nutritious, real food for more than 15 years, and she’s been pursuing culinary knowledge seriously since childhood. Tabitha was the Food and Garden Editor for Mother Earth News and Mother Earth Living magazines for more than a decade, where she honed her focus on nutrient-dense, made-from-scratch foods as well as traditional culinary techniques. She volunteered for the Education departments at Murray’s Cheese and Astor Center in NYC for many years, and has served as a United Nations delegate for the Commission on Sustainable Development. On occasion, she teaches cooking classes; hosts wine and whiskey tastings; writes menus; consults for restaurants; and enthusiastically grows organic gardens for others. She is the author of Whole Grain Baking Made Easy: Craft Delicious, Healthful Breads, Pastries, Desserts and More. Currently, Tabitha grows more than 50 heirloom varieties of herbs and vegetables with and for her two creative, willful children, Jupiter Jude and Lumina Vale. Tabitha’s proudest culinary achievements are 6-year-old Juju reminding Mommy to get out the good vanilla when making their family’s Wimbledon Crepes; and 4-year-old Lulu declaring, “Mommy is using the wrong pot! That one’s for cooking the bones.”
Let these supercharged ingredients, in their array of vibrant colors, paint a pretty picture of health and vitality for you. The culinary revolution of the past decade has taught us to appreciate high-quality food over inferior industrial ingredients lacking flavor and nutrition. More than ever, food shoppers want to buy foods that are supremely delicious and highly nutritious. Enter superfoods. Power-packed, heart-healthy and disease-fighting, they help us feel satisfied and energized all day long! This premium book guides readers through the world’s healthiest superfoods and how to choose and use them in a comprehensive A (avocado) to Z (zucchini) glossary complete with nutrition information, kitchen tips, and simple recipes anyone can make. From common and inexpensive fruits and veggies to potent and exotic superfood powders that deliver tremendous bang for the buck, this book teaches consumers what they need to know to start incorporating amazing superfood ingredients into their daily diet. And more importantly, it makes readers feel better about consuming what are commonly thought of as vices (like coffee and chocolate) thanks to some surprising health benefits.