The Meal Map section is one of our very favorites in the whole book. (Then again, they’re all our favorites. Picking a favorite section would be like picking a favorite child.) But really, we think this creation – part meal plan, part cookbook, part “how to cook healthy meals seven days a week without being a slave to your kitchen” tutorial – is one of the smartest plans out there.
And we can say that without feeling like we’re full of ourselves… because we didn’t design it. The fabulous Melissa Joulwan did. And she’s a genius in the kitchen, and that’s not bragging, it’s just the truth.
Teaching You To Fish
One of the biggest reasons people are initially reluctant to change their diets to a whole food-based approach is that at the outset, it appears complicated and time consuming. So often we hear, “But do I have to cook?” like “cook” is a dirty word. The thing is, complicated and time consuming couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, with the right plan to guide you, eating Good Food It Starts With Food-style is straightforward, efficient, and instinctive.
We’ve made preparing delicious, healthy food even easier with our It Starts With Food Meal Map. But we’ll warn you up front – if you’re looking for us to tell you what to eat for lunch on Tuesday, you’re out of luck. That’s just not our style, people!
Simply put, with the Meal Map, instead buying you a fish, cooking it for you, and feeding it to you… we teach you how to fish, for the rest of your life.
Your Culinary Road Map
Our Meal Map is simple, intuitive, and easy to use. Are you ready? Here is the basic formula:
ANIMAL PROTEIN + LOTS OF VEGETABLES + HIGH-QUALITY FAT+ SEASONINGS
No intricate 52-step recipes.
No five trips to Williams-Sonoma to pick up cooking tools you’ll only ever use once.
No fancypants ingredients that you’ll only find at high-end specialty shops.
Just you, maybe some loved ones, a simple plan, and beautiful, nutritious food.
But hey! That’s not even the sneak peak. We’re actually going to let you download the introduction to the Meal Map section of It Starts With Food in its entirety! Pretty sweet, right?
DOWNLOAD A PREVIEW OF THE IT STARTS WITH FOOD MEAL MAP.
Your Rock-Tastic Tour Guide
If you know anything about our friend Mel (and her amazingly delicious recipes, and her time-saving kitchen tips and tricks, and her shortcuts to preparing for a week’s worth of delicious, healthy meals in just an hour…) you should be even more excited about our Meal Map.
And the photos…oh, the photos! Each one was lovingly taken by Mel’s husband, Dave Humphreys. Forming the centerpiece of the book, Dave’s photographs practically jump off the page and onto your plate – they are that vivid. (Just take a look at the mocha-and-coffee-rubbed steak above – recipe on page 279.)
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