In Peruvian Power Foods: 18 Superfoods, 101 Recipes and Anti-aging Secrets from the Amazon to the Andes (HCI Books, $18.95), nationally-renowned registered dietitian Manuel Villacorta, with Jamie Shaw and a Foreword by Gastón Acurio, celebrates 18 of the world’s greatest superfoods—all of which hail from Peru.
Eating healthy no longer means a low-fat, low-cal frozen dinner with a protein-powder shake and side of supplements. Today’s health-conscious eaters are increasingly turning away from artificial and processed quick-fixes and back to nature’s bounty of power foods.
Returning to his birthplace and culinary roots, Villacorta set out on a cross-country adventure to discover the origins of and best uses for the most incredibly potent foods. Armed with the latest scientific research and a hearty appetite, he traveled from the fertile farmlands of the Andes, where over 3,000 kinds of potatoes and 200 species of corn are grown, to the depths of the Amazonian jungle, where thousands of amazing fruits, nuts and seeds originate. Along the way, he visited open markets, restaurants, humble food stands, and family kitchens, stopping to gather the stories and favorite recipes of local chefs, food bloggers, farmers, fishermen, and abuelitas. In between savoring dishes packed with phenomenal disease-fighting, immunity strengthening ingredients, he took over 2,000 photographs of stunning landscapes and delicious masterpieces. His book features 18 incredible edibles—all native to Peru but now widely available across America—showcased in 101 recipes, ranging from simple smoothies, snacks, and salads to hearty entrees to irresistible desserts, plus coffee drinks and cocktails.
You are what you eat. It’s an expression everyone has heard in relation to one’s waistline, but it also holds true for the complexion. In the quest for a radiant, lit-from-within-glow, skin is often overwhelmed with endless creams and serums; however, what we put in our body is an integral part of skin health and maintenance. In his new book, Cooking Your Way to Gorgeous: Skin-Friendly Superfoods, Age-Reversing Recipes, and Fabulous Homemade Facials (HCI Books, $14.95) celebrity esthetician, nutraceutical expert and author, Scott-Vincent Borba offers these tips keeping skin gorgeous from the inside-out.
This season, get glowing from the inside-out with Scott-Vincent Borba. With Cooking Your Way to Gorgeous, you can become a "beauty foodie," indulging in amazing cuisine that makes you look truly amazing. Who knew that turning heads could be as simple as turning on your oven, blender or stove top? Almond-Oat Shortcakes with Strawberries anyone? How about some Vanilla-Pumpkin Pudding, Sinful Skin-ful Nachos or a Berry Blast Pizza? Skincare never tasted so good!