McKel Hill's Nutrition Stripped Cookbook
An art director I worked with for years at Cooking Light Magazine, used to quote her grandma, "you can't go wrong with pretty," she would say in her Southern drawl that made our co-horts at Time Inc. in New York City swoon over the phone. It's a saying I have found completely true, and especially resonant in the world of social media. And that stands for McKel Hill and her new book Nutrition Stripped: 100 Whole Food Recipes Made Deliciously Simple (HarperCollins 2016), which is a "whole lot of pretty." And sometimes that's just what you need to get motivated to eat healthier. The fresh style and vivid beautiful photos in the book are more of what has given Hill over 235K instagram followers and potentially more than that on her blog Nutrition Stripped. As a registered dietitian/nutritionist, and graduate of my alma mada, The Ohio State University, Hill knows a thing or two about eating healthy. Her eating style is vegan, gluten-free, and lactose-free and based on what she calls "stripped down recipes." It might be extreme for some, but if she has you trying her thinly sliced radishes and apples bathed in a sherry vinegar lemon dressing, or her zucchini "noodles" doused in a clementine ginger marinade spiked with the spicey Moroccan "ras el hanout" spice blend, well, more power to her. Pretty just got you a whole lot of good health. You can find McKel's book at Parnassus Books, and more of her recipes from our Edible Kitchen here.