An all-new collection of more than 125 delectable recipes that reflect the way we really eat: sometimes healthy, sometimes indulgent—delicious, either way
Food Swings offers a range of simple and satisfying recipes that speak to both sides of your food brain. Here you’ll find the perfect go-to dish for when you want to eat light or for when you are in the mood for something more indulgent. The first half of the book, “Virtue,” provides recipes for your controlled side, while the other half, “Vice,” is for when you need to feel the wind in your hair. All of it is meant to be enjoyed equally in this fun something-for-everyone collection. So whether you’re a home cook looking for new inspiration, a big eater who is ready to party, or a human who might be occupied with watching your waist, you will find what you are looking for in Food Swings. Those who are eating gluten-free, dairy-free, meat-free, or almost-vegan, you have come to the right place!
Quinoa Bowl with Almond Butter, Strawberries, and Hemp Seeds
Ginger Salmon with Sesame Cucumbers
Whole Roasted Cauliflower, Tomatoes, and Garlic
Roasted Plums with Honey and Pistachios
Buttermilk Panfried Chicken
Chocolate Fudge Cake
In addition to the dozens of inspired dishes offered here, you’ll also find personal essays, tips, and tricks for best results, and a gorgeous color photo for nearly every recipe. So no matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find the perfect recipe for it in Food Swings.
Praise for Food Swings
“It’s a lot easier to make healthy choices when the meals are both good for you and crazy good at the same time. Jessica Seinfeld’s new book, Food Swings, has that nailed, packed as it is with simple recipes that are kind to your body, crowd-pleasingly delicious (quit the side-eye, picky fourth grader), even gluten-free. Dinner victory, all around.”—Redbook
“Seinfeld has assembled 125 recipes that allow readers to eat as healthfully or indulgently as their mood dictates. . . . Readers can have their cake and quinoa, too, with Seinfeld’s latest, which strikes an effective balance between two popular eating styles.”—Library Journal
“Jessica Seinfeld gets it, even down to the one-liners. With three cookbooks under her apron, Seinfeld takes a cue or two from her husband, Jerry, targeting both the devil and the damsel in her 125 recipes. She’s eminently practical, very straightforward, and keeps her dishes in line with our modern proclivities: quick, healthy with an occasional sinfulness, convenient for the beginner as well as for the experienced home chef.”—Booklist
“In a friendly voice Seinfeld encourages readers to take her approach to what she calls ‘food swings’ and eat without guilt. Or, she concedes, to eat with less guilt. . . . However you divide up the recipes, this is a great day-to-day cookbook with tasty-looking recipes that are approachable and simple to prepare.”—Publishers Weekly
In a friendly voice Seinfeld encourages readers to take her approach to what she calls "food swings" and eat without guilt. Or, she concedes, to eat with less guilt. The book is divided into the virtuous recipes, which appear to be nutrient rich and lower in fat and calories, and the vice recipes, which focus on flavor and indulgence. Seinfeld explains her food-swings concept as an honest approach to eating. Readers will find oven-baked fried chicken under virtue and, no surprise, fried chicken listed under vice. Seinfeld manages to make chicken for dinner seem exciting again, with subtle tweaks to classic recipes, including peach and sriracha chicken over coconut rice and orange chicken with rosemary. The virtuous recipes are the stars, of which a variety of quick but innovative breakfasts will stand out to those bored of yogurt parfaits. Seinfeld and her cocreator Sara Quessenberry layer flavors creatively, which makes the virtuous recipes truly appealing. The virtuous desserts tempt with their vicelike allure, including Seinfeld's family-movie-night treat that she makes "when I want my family to like me": chocolate-popcorn almond clusters. Vice desserts are, not surprisingly, equally desirable, such as Seinfeld's lemon-macaroon pie. However you divide up the recipes, this is a great day-to-day cookbook with tasty-looking recipes that are approachable and simple to prepare.