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Today, is Day 3 of #31DaysofCleanLiving, we continue to celebrate with a previous featured post of the epic cookbook The Oz Family Kitchen by Lisa Oz. There are so many great healthy recipes in this book to keep you on the right path. Make something for your whole family and dine together tonight. After all, it’s Sunday Funday. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and go into work Monday morning feeling great.-OB
I received the Oz Family Kitchen cookbook for my birthday, and I’ve got to be honest, this was the best gift I received, not only because I am a big fan of Dr.Oz, but I have enjoyed the content greatly. The cookbook is written by the famous doctor’s wife Lisa Oz, and foreword by America’s doctor Mehmet Oz, MD. Lisa is a best-selling author, a producer, host, entrepreneur and Editor at large of the informative health & wellness magazine “Dr. Oz The Good Life“. If you haven’t had the chance to read an issue, pick one up ASAP.
What I have loved the most about the cookbook is Lisa’s honest tips on food sustainability with some food products. For example, Lisa explains that “more than 90% of all soybeans grown in the United States are genetically modified”. In my opinion, this is vital information that consumers should know and be aware of when shopping for food in order to make an informed decision. The Oz Family book most certainly explains that if you truly want to avoid GMOs, choose organic or seek products that have been labeled with the NON-GMO project verified sticker. In a way, you could conclude that this book is not only an inspiration to cook healthy meals, but can be used as a reference as well when the goal is to shop for food items that are clean.
The Oz’s really do practice what they preach. One of the first things I noticed in the recipes were the ingredients listed. You can immediately indicate that this is a cookbook for today when you spot superfoods and species like coconut oil, and what is a possible cancer-fighting spice, turmeric. Looking through past cookbooks I own, I don’t recall utilizing one or the other. Using recipes that implement numerous plant-based ingredients has been the greatest reward, by owning a copy of this book, and learning more about food as a whole has been an experience.
I haven’t had a lot of time recently to try several of the recipes, but I did get the opportunity to cook the Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger. I have to tell you it was simply sublime. This soup is truly perfect on a cold autumn or winter night. Just that hint of ginger really brings the soup alive. There are a few recipes I’d like to try in the near future, like the Thai Oatmeal with Mango for breakfast or the Carrot Cake with Cashew Frosting for dessert.
There are just so many wonderful recipes to choose from to enjoy with your friends and family members. I highly recommend giving this book to someone this holiday that is the star of entertaining or someone that is a super fan of the Ozs.