We are excited to share a new cookbook from one of our favorite spa resorts, Miraval!
A Sweet, Savory and healthy Cookbook
Some of our favorites? Kim’s “sweet” recipes range from Breakfast Treats, Cakes, Cookies, and Custards, and many of them are gluten-free and low-fat. Our favorites? The Gluten-Free Applecake and the Trail Mix Cookies! From Justin’s “savory” soups, salads, and appetizers, and main dishes, our top picks are Roasted Eggplant Soup, Crab Wontons with Soy-Ginger Dipping Sauce, and Rack of Lamb.
This husband and wife team share their culinary insights on how to “please the palate and respect the waistline”. They note, “Whatever your skill level may be, you’ll learn to combine flavors to create bold, delicious dishes without the added calories. A number of celiac-friendly recipes, and low-fat substitutions are also included so you can prepare meals that fit the dietary needs of your whole family”. Its a must for anyone looking for a sweet and savory and healthy cookbook!
More details from Miraval’s website:
Miraval’s newest book, Sweet & Savory Cooking, a new cookbook featuring recipes that reflect Miraval’s commitment to providing guests with the tools to create and maintain clean, healthful lifestyles, is available now for pre-order. The Miraval culinary experience is rooted in mindfulness, the cornerstone of the resort’s overarching philosophy, and the recipes in this new book are an extension of that value with easy to follow, incredibly flavorful and effortlessly healthy dishes. Hitting bookshelves on January 7, 2014, the cookbook is full of Miraval recipes. Chef Justin Cline Macy and Pastry Chef Kim Macy, bring their respective gifts to the forefront as Justin shares his tips and tricks for savory, satiating entrees, slimming soups, salads and sides, and delectable appetizers while Kim shares her well-kept secrets for sweet, decadent desserts and rustic breads.
Appropriately titled Sweet & Savory Cooking, the cookbook contains more than 100 recipes that will delight all who are inspired by healthy cuisine; and, it will satisfy a vast array of taste buds and dietary needs including some recipes that are gluten-free, diary-free, vegan and more. Sweet & Savory Cooking offers readers a comprehensive and digestible way to recreate the ‘mindful meals’ guests experience at the acclaimed resort. With recipes such as Quinoa Fettuccine with Seasonal Vegetables; Venison Chili; and Mint Chocolate Macaroons (only 50 calories each), this book is a reflection of Justin and Kim’s favorite recipes, perfected over their years working side-by-side at Miraval, all of which are naturally lower in fat and calories while maintaining the beautiful flavor profiles readers would expect in the traditional versions.
“Miraval’s Sweet & Savory Cooking captures the essence of Miraval mindfulness and its integration into one’s diet,” said Michael G. Tompkins, CEO of Miraval Resort & Spa. This new cookbook, “incorporate delicious, healthful cuisine into daily lives without feeling restricted or deprived.” Excutive Chef Brandon Cathey implements this philosophy into the culinary delights at Miraval Spa Resort.
Since its debut in 1995, Miraval has upheld a powerfully simple vision: life is more meaningful and enjoyable when physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and intellectual components are in harmony. Rooted not only in our physical bodies but also deeply woven into our cultural existence, food is the fuel of our lives. Thus, learning to live a life of moderation and balance inevitably involves developing a healthy relationship with it; and, Sweet & Savory Cooking provides readers the theoretical guidelines and tangible tools necessary to successfully cultivate a practice of healthy, mindful eating.