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FoodTrients: Age Defying Recipes For A Sustainable Life ~Grace O

When TLC Book Tours asked me to review a cookbook, I was delighted and thought this will be great fun. I enjoy cooking and I love to eat (oh my do I love to eat), and that this book was about healthy eating truly lit up my expectations.  The book was not disappointing – it is very beautiful and well put together with all the radiant food colors dazzling the eye and igniting the tasting anticipation.

I spent several hours just looking through the book and figuring out what I might prepare and enjoy.  I particularly liked the coded message on each page that demonstrated the health promotion features of each recipe.  This chart gave me a quick reference guide at the onset.

foodtrients label

“Studies suggest that by consuming the ingredients in FoodTrients, exercising, and managing your weight, you may add as many as 10 to 20 years to your lifespan.”  (from the order page)

So what is FoodTrients?

The cookbook is called this because it is the study and use of the nutrients in the foods that defines it’s wholesome, beneficial outcomes.  It is designing meals around the nutrients and how these nutrients provide what our bodies need to defy aging, repair, and energize.  It is a revolutionary way to prepare foods to start with the nutrients.

The recipes were also subtitled with headers like: Age Defying; Health Enhancing, Youth Elixir, Damage Reversing, Inflammation Fighter, Skin Strengthener, etc.

I asked the newlywed engineers next door if they wanted to try some of the recipes and here is what they said:

Mango tapioca:  very tasty and easy to make, never would have thought to purée fruit to put in a tapioca. Since this is a book about eating for health I am curious if you could substitute the evaporated milk for regular milk?  Overall good and easy recipe.”

Trip Tip – very, very tasty and simple marinade.  I followed the recipe but next time I’m going to try a few things differently.  I personally did not think it needed to marinade overnight and then 2 hours in a slow oven is too time consuming after a long day at the office.  I think it would have been just as wonderful grilling or broiling.”  

The Guide to Age-Defying FoodTrients Index was worth the whole book as were the pictures and graphics.

The master chef, biologist fellow who organizes my partner’s bike tours gave a recipe a try too:

John said:
“I made the Tilapia  which was very easy to prepare and served it with brown rice, cranberries and silvered almonds ( his own recipe).  I did not have the specialty wrap so used parchment paper and it worked very well too.  This is a great dish to serve to company and very attractive.  Everyone at my table who eats fish thought it was excellent.  I am not concerned about the nutrient labels or what the dish is supposed to do, I just want to serve good food and this was Good”.

Grace O the author has more than 35 years of experience as a cooking instructor, chef, as well as running restaurants, operating senior healthcare facilities, and studying the healing properties of food.

FoodTrients is based on her scientific research and ancient knowledge of medicinal herbs, and natural ingredients from many cultures all around the world.  The author emphasizes organic.

I am going to serve several of these recipes to my book group for my May and June meetings at my house.  I am excited to figure out which ones!   Both my groups are folks who are into age defying and healthy recipes so I am pleased to be able to share.

tlclogoThank you TLC Book Tours for sending me a copy of this book to review.

You can sign up for the FoodTrients newsletter

For a comment one lucky reader will have the opportunity to receive a give away book and apron from the author! Offer available in the USA and Canada…Drawing will occur at the end of the book tour – about 2 weeks.

apronIf you purchase anything  from Amazon or Powells from this site I will receive a few beans in my bucket.  Thank you.

Hope you will share!

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25 Responses to “FoodTrients: Age Defying Recipes For A Sustainable Life ~Grace O”

  1. vered | Blogger for Hire Says:

    YUM! Count me in for the giveaway. :)

    Patricia Reply:

    I counted you in! It is a stunning book and cute apron!

  2. jane wingfield Says:

    Patricia brought this book to book group the other night. I was so impressed with the delicious photos, then I paid attention to the categories and I was struck by the concepts of designing meals based on nutrients — and ones that could be so visually appealing and tasty (Unlike the Caribbean cakes that I used to fix for my kids’ birthdays. Even the dog wouldn’t eat them.) Hoping to get a better look at the book soon!

    Patricia Reply:

    Thanks Jane – you are in the running for the giveaway – and thank you for sharing how beautiful you thought the book was too

    You have cooked for a child with diabetes for years and I know you would put this book to good use

  3. Laurie Buchanan Says:

    I like that the recipes are sub-titled — that sounds pretty cool!
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    Patricia Reply:

    Laurie,
    I like the nutrient index the best because then I can adapt my own cooking with these substitutions.

    It is a very different way to look at food and yet still tasty

  4. susan Says:

    Hi Patricia! This book sounds terrific – it could also be a tremendous help to me with my clients. I have several right now I have given recipes to – I’d sure rather give them the book! I love the way you said the recipes were in catagories – AI AO IB etc – because this is exactly what I communicate to my clients!!!! Hopefully I’ll win this book (and apron) and get to try out the recipes myself before ordering several to have on hand for clients.
    THANK YOU for this awesome review! This book could save me a LOT of time!!! :)
    Hugs
    SuZen
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    Patricia Reply:

    susan,
    It is a beautiful and awesome book and I am sure it would work well with clients…
    did you explore the newsletter that goes along with the book?

    I loved the nutrient index the very best –

  5. Jannie Funster Says:

    OOOOOooo, another 10 to 20 years to blog!! I’ll have all of the above, the Ai to the DP!!

    I’ve won enough lovely prizes off this beautiful generous blog, please discount my comment entry. Thanks.

    I’ll see if the library has this.

    xoxo

    patricia Reply:

    Jannie,
    This is a very beautiful book , you might want to check out the newsletter link above in the post….it is well done too and offers even more information FYI

  6. Carrie at In the Hammock Blog Says:

    i checked out the website and this really looks like something I would like to read. thank you for the contest!!

    patricia Reply:

    Carrie,
    It is a beautiful book and I found the website awesome too. I keep referring back to the index section.

    Welcome to the blog and thank you for the comment. The giveaway was the author’s idea….You could go to the TLC page and write on all the tour blogs to increase your chances for a win :)

  7. nfmgirl Says:

    Hello! Please count me in! I’m always looking for inspiration and guidance on how to have a healthier lifestyle. Thanks so much!
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    patricia Reply:

    nfmgirl,
    Consider your self counted in!

    Welcome to PW and thank you for your comment..

    Inspiration of healthy is vital these days

  8. Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours Says:

    I LOVE the idea of making these recipes for your book group – I hope you’ll share with us what you make and what they think of it!

    Thanks for being on the tour.

    patricia Reply:

    Heather,
    I think that one person in my book group has already commented in order to win the book and apron!
    I think they will fall in love with this cookbook. Only 1 non-cook in the group but all are working on healthy

  9. Davina Haisell Says:

    That really IS a cute apron, Patricia! :)

    And this book sounds fabulous. Sounds like it was quite pleasing to the eye, in addition to being resourceful. Kind of makes me think about how appealing food is on a plate, when it’s colourful and arranged nicely. Presentation is everything.
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    patricia Reply:

    Davina,
    Presentation is vital and so important. It is a lovely book and some good information – the apron is kinda cute too!

  10. Alicia Says:

    That apron is so good. I will have it for sure.
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    patricia Reply:

    Alicia,
    I just know that cute apron is heading out for someone special – I wonder who will win?

    Welcome and thank you for your comment

  11. Myrtle Says:

    Hi Pat.. I hope I can win this.. I am really wishing I will.. I am sure I will be very happy If i do.. Thanks for the chance!

  12. Margaret Says:

    The age defying nutrients, really got me interested and curious. Though I don’t consider myself old, it is better to start being selective of what I eat. Adding some extra years in my life sounds great.
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    patricia Reply:

    Welcome Margaret and thank you for your comment

    Adding some extra years does sound good and when they are healthy years even better!

  13. jayedee Says:

    hope i haven’t missed this opportunity! this book sounds fabulous!
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  14. patricia Says:

    jayedee,
    The book is fabulous and this giveaway has been completed announce ment of winner on 5/10/2012

    Thank you for coming by and your hopeful comment