Cookbook author Nadia Damaso combined her talent as a cookbook writer and food photographer in Eat Better Not Less. She excelled in both. Her cookbook is excellent, with a huge number of original, fresh recipes to choose from, from breakfasts through dessert (e.g. Mango and Salmon Tacos, Almond Milk Chia Pudding). Each one is illustrated by a gorgeous photo (though she leaves terrible messes to clean up). Her emphasis is on the healthy and nutritious and on avoiding processed ingredients. A well-stocked health food store (e.g. to find maca, spirulina, and acai powders), a high-powered blender, and a food processor are all essential to succeed. This cookbook is not for the novice cook. Recipes are easy to follow but rarely quick and easy, with many requiring two or three preparations. Modest kitchen skill and interest in cooking are also essential. The design of the cookbook as well as its index are perfect, and recipe headnotes are very good, informative, and interesting to read. Each recipe has a symbol for gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, or refined sugar-free. This is a British cookbook using metric units with American measurements in parentheses, a slight inconvenience for American cooks when given in fractions.
Reviewed By: George Erdosh