Good for You
The subtitle of Akhtar Nawab’s Good for You really resonates: Bold Flavors with Benefits. Banishing antiquated vestiges of healthy eating as a “choice” between nutrition or flavor, Nawab delivers page after page of tantalizing recipes including numerous gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan dishes. It’s not surprising an “Indian kid from Kentucky” who ends up a classically trained chef cooking American, Mexican, and Italian food casts a wide net when it comes to ingredients, techniques, and influences. Nawab also infuses his personal wellness journey into Good for You in a manner that adds a poignant and relatable motif — with bumps along the way. His raisin salsa will forever transport your oatmeal to a sweet, savory, and spicy place that’s good for you.
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