The Clean Plates Cookbook (Paperback)

Sustainable, Delicious, and Healthier Eating for Every Body

By Jared Koch, Jill Silverman Hough

Running Press Adult, 9780762446476, 304pp.

Publication Date: December 23, 2012

List Price: 20.00*
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Jared Koch's first book, Clean Plates Manhattan, demystified “clean eating” and mapped out healthy restaurant options all over New York. Continuing in the extremely timely topic of eating clean, organic, and well, his second book, The Clean Plates Cookbook, offers sensible, sustainable, and healthful home cooking for anyone interested in integrating good foods into their lives. It shows readers how to shop for the best ingredients no matter what their diet (omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans can all “eat clean”) and how to prepare food that's simple and delicious. Tips and inspiration from chefs and nutrition experts appear throughout the book, and the invaluable resources section breaks down the recipes by category and offers more of his clear and useful shopping guides.

Clean eating is anything but boring: recipes cover beverages, breakfasts, snacks, inventive entrées, and desserts with things like Quinoa Carrot Muffins, Cracked Wheat Sushi,Wild Mushroom Gratin, Lamb Tikka Masala, and Cocoa Cherry Brownies.

About the Author

Jared Koch is a health coach, nutritional consultant, and the author and publisher of Clean Plates Manhattan, a guidebook that has sold 20,000 copies in two years. Koch and the Clean Plates web site have been featured in multiple mainstream press outlets, including ABC News, NBC New York, Good Day NY, Martha Stewart, and Good Morning America Health. Koch is also a sought-after speaker, including engagements at Google, MTV, Sony, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Wellpoint Insurance, Time Warner, and Whole Foods. Clean Plates has been endorsed by numerous well-known doctors and celebrities, including Deepak Chopra, Mark Hyman, Dean Ornish, and Mariel Hemmingway.

Jill Silverman Hough is a cookbook author, food and wine writer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor. She's written 100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates to Enjoy with Wines You Love and 100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes to Enjoy with Wines You Love. Other book projects include developing the recipes for Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, a New York Times bestseller.

Praise For The Clean Plates Cookbook: Sustainable, Delicious, and Healthier Eating for Every Body

"THE CLEAN PLATES COOKBOOK provides the perfect toolkit to take control of your health. Whether you want to stay trim or re-boot your eating habits entirely, Jared Koch’s expert nutritional advice makes eating well simple and delicious. Whole-body health is only as good as one’s food, and with Koch’s help, anyone can achieve his or her full potential through delicious meals. This isn’t “diet food:” the variety of colors and flavors will keep you coming back for more."
Alejandro Junger MD, author of Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body's Natural Ability to Heal Itself
"The Clean Plates Cookbook is an easy to follow, educational, and fun book of recipes. Jared Koch breaks down the importance of nourishing your body from the inside out and offers the tools and recipes to help you find the right balance of wholesome foods. My team and I will definitely be using this book."

Praise for Clean Plates Manhattan:

Deepak Chopra, M.D.
“Jared’s nutritional advice in Clean Plates has the power to transform your individual health and our collective well-being.”

Dean Ornish, M.D., bestselling author of Eat More, Weigh Less
“Knowledge is power, and awareness if the first step in healing. Clean Plates NYC is a highly valuable source of information…”

Donna Karan, fashion designer and founder of the Urban Zen Foundation
"It all starts with the body. The Clean Plates approach to healthier food and dining gives us the tools to make a difference for our bodies and the communities we live in. In this book, the simple recipes are flexible and nutritious, as well as a feast for the eyes. Jared Koch's vision for Clean Plates — the restaurant guide and now the cookbook — honors the mind, body and spirit in a healthy and sustainable way. I love it."

Mariel Hemingway actress, author, and wellness expert
"Love this book... so amazing to have a guide for food that suits your needs, makes you healthy, and tastes great! The recipes are truly delicious and in keeping with a desire to eat locally and sustainably. A must-have in your kitchen!"

Mark Hyman, MD, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Blood Sugar Solution