The Best Healthy Cookbooks

Find our top 5 picks for the best healthy cookbooks of the past 25 years.

Spices of Life
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Continued: Spices of Life

But Simonds is a cook above all, and a good one, a former Asian correspondent for Gourmet magazine and a Cooking Light contributor. If you choose, you can bypass the tonics and testimonials and dive into more than 175 vivid recipes. A Napa cabbage soup with gingery pork meatballs was light, warming, touched with soy. Beets with Ginger and Balsamic Vinegar or Sesame Grilled Eggplant yielded interesting sides.

GIVE THIS TO: Adventurous cooks open-minded enough to roll with this oddly affecting cookbook. —Scott Mowbray

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