It is plant based which basically means vegan, and many recipes can be modified to suit a variety of dietary concerns (grain free, soy free, etc.).
Another cookbook I got was one written by someone I follow on Instagram (@smittenkitchen).
I read something recently that said rather than doing a detox or cleanse, you should just try eating more fruits and vegetables after indulging over the holidays, so that is what I've set out to do. One day I made macaroni and cheese but with sauteed brussels sprouts in it; I made a vegetable curry, a carrot and sweet potato soup, and a bowl of cauliflower mash, brussels sprouts, and portobello mushrooms, that would have been vegan but for the steak we served on the side. It is not my intention to become a vegetarian or vegan but we do want to eat more plant based meals when we can. There are some vegan substitutes that I just don't bother with (like vegan butter or vegan mayo, I'll just continue to use the regular ones) and I've just used the turkey broth I made rather than buying vegetable broth.
The nice thing about both of these cookbooks is they are written with a busy life in mind. Most meals can be easily whipped up on a weeknight, and the Oh She Glows one even gives you an advance warning if something needs to be prepped ahead of time.
I would also like to make more plant based choices when out at a restaurant. When we went to Antler last week I just ordered the beet and lentil salad and it was amazing. My choice was prompted by the fact I wasn't really feeling well so I wanted something light, but I'm glad that's what I ordered. I think the wild boar chop (although appetizing) would have been too much.
I've typically had an issue with low iron, so I do seek out iron rich food (and take supplements) and those are typically red meat, but there are plant based sources of iron so I will incorporate those into my diet as well.
So here is my first "new thing" of the year - making more plant based choices for meals, both at home and when I'm out.
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