Katz_Healthy Mind


I am so delighted to share this wonderful book with you. Rebecca Katz has always been one of my favorite writers. Her recipes delight and are truly good for your health. You just cannot go wrong – great tasting food that is beneficial to your body as well!!

Some of the recipes included in the book are — Gingered Butternut Squash Soup with Walnut Cream; Avocado Citrus Salad; Braised Chicken and Earthy Root Vegetables; Thai It Up Steak Salad; Pumpkin Tart in a Cashew Crust; Chocolate Cherry Walnut Truffles; and many many more


Here is what Rebecca has to say about why her latest book, The Healthy Mind cookbook, is good for you  –

The Healthy Mind Cookbook will be your new favorite go-to for fresh, healthy, flavor-packed recipes for family and friends.

1.  Discover everyday foods that can lift the mental fog of of everyday life and allow you to harness the power of the mind.

2.  Understand how the food we eat directly affects how well our brain functions.

3.  Learn how four pantry staples can dramatically enhance the flavor of any dish you make.

4.  Enhance your culinary repertoire with 120 delicious recipes that tickle the taste buds and optimize your over all health and brain function.
5.  Develop your culinary mind so you can work quickly and efficiently in the kitchen.

Still want more reasons to own this book? Here you go 

What Effect Does Food Have on the Brain and Why Should we Care:  Kitchen Chat with Rebecca 

And, of course, if you want great advice on food and nutrition, I highly recommend you sign  up for her newsletter – a weekly taste of yum!  
Rebecca and I have teamed up to give away 10 copies of her book! One per household. Offer valid to US residents only. The giveaway closes on March 13th at 4:00 p.m. est. 
To enter —
1. Please leave a comment here about why you want to own this book. 
2. This is not a requirement but it would be so wonderful if you shared information about this giveaway on social media 
3.  We will pick random winners and inform you by email. Each winner will get one autographed copy of her lovely book. 
Here is Rebecca’s bio


A nationally-recognized culinary translator and expert on the role of food in supporting optimal health, Rebecca has a Masters of Science degree in Health and Nutrition Education, and received her culinary training from New York’s Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts.

As a consultant, speaker, teacher and chef, Rebecca works closely with physicians, nurses, and wellness professionals to include the powerful tools of flavor and nutrition in their medical arsenal.

Rebecca is the Executive Chef for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s renowned Food as Medicine professional training in medical nutrition therapy, and consults for Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine’s premiere nutrition conference for health professionals co-directed by Andrew Weil, MD.

She is the founder and director of the Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal, which trains healthcare professionals and interested cooks how to translate nutritional science directly to the plate through taste and flavor.

Rebecca is the author of The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying Big Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top-16 Age Busting Power Foods, (Ten Speed Press, 2013) along with the award-winning cookbook The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Beyond (Ten Speed Press, 2009), and One Bite at a Time: Nourishing Recipes for Cancer Survivors and their Friends (Ten Speed Press, 2008, Second Edition). Her fourth book, The Healthy Mind Cookbook: Big Flavor Recipes to Enhance Brain Function, Mood, Memory and Mental Clarity, (Ten Speed Press), will be published, February, 2015

A myriad of food related experiences, including a sojourn to Italy, where she studied Mediterranean cuisine with chefs and signoras from Florence to Sicily, shaped Rebecca’s philosophy that health-supportive food must taste great in order to be nourishing and healing. For more information: www.rebeccakatz.com


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  1. The process of cooking is only part of the journey to discovering food. I love knowing the history and science behind ingredients, and it sound like Rebecca has an informed perspective on health benefits in a different light!

  2. I’m a big fan of real foods for better health, looks like a beautiful book!

  3. This cookbook is just what the doctor ordered! I definitely need to cleanse my body from all that is not good. When you eat good food you feel great. Great for the mind, body and soul!

  4. Popsy Kanagaratnam

    We are always looking for healthy recipes – and this looks great.

  5. To understand the relationship between food, body and soul and also to believe healthy food can be tasty, simple and flavorful.

  6. This would be a book I’d DEFINITELY be interested in reading cover to cover. Intellectual nutrition for the neuroscience geek in me. the recipes would be the added bonus!

  7. I believe in fresh, local and simple. I usually cook for the family, but my sister and I seldom agree on what’s good, so I often make 2 dinners. She’s a meat eater, while I love veggies and view meat as a nice little kick of flavor, but not the star of the meal. The pick on the cover we both agree looks delicious. A cookbook that strikes a balance and gives us healthy tasty meals would be wonderful!

  8. Heck, yeah, I’d love a copy. Rebecca’s recipes rock, and I’d love have her tasty ways to nourish a healthy brain.

  9. The connection between the foods we eat and brain function/mental health is fascinating, I would love to learn more through Rebecca’s book!

  10. I’d love a healthier brain (and body). I’m in.

  11. I would love to win this book because I need to eat better,,,and while i am a good cook..not sure i now how to cook with healtier ingredients and still have it taste good

  12. Many of us know what are good foods for us, the hard part is incorporating these into delicious meals and keeping it fun and not boring. I’d love the book for new ideas on these good for you foods we should all be eating !

  13. So excited to see this book come out. As a dietitian, I’m a big fan of Rebecca’s Cancer Fighting Kitchen for both it’s important nutrition information paired beautifully with appealing food and recipes. Love the concept of this book as well – thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  14. Looking for healthy recipes; and no doubt this book will help me out. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  15. I would love her book, because it will help me get creative with food. I truly believe, food needs to be fresh and slow and vibrant.

  16. This book looks amazing! After having had a baby in January, I need some new fresh recipes and ideas to help me spring into Spring and back into shape and abundant health!

  17. Not only would this be great for my personal use, but also invaluable for clients who currently have or are recovering from previous cancer and its related issues. This looks really fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Seems like a good read on healthy cooking. Would love to win

  19. The cover is so beautiful. Everything about this book sounds awesome and I would love to have a copy. Also, have started to eat clean and shed a few pounds and am sure this book will be a very good companion to achieve my goal.

    Thanks for the opportunity Monica,

  20. This looks like a great book. I’m in for a chance to have a copy. We are what we eat! My guys beg me to make their favorite celery soup. I know better than to offer Monica a bowl!


  21. I would love to win this cookbook!!! Good food plus its healthy, can’t beat it

  22. I would love to include your book in a silent auction I am organizing for Shepherd’s Table, a nonprofit that serves meals and provides basic services for the homeless in Silver Spring, MD! This book would be of great interest to so many people that are connected with us!

  23. This sounds like a great book! I would like to have such a book to this book because I want to have a healthy brain and eat what will improve my mood, memory, and brain health!

  24. I could use some healthier food recipes.. One of the plus is that it may may help me brain. ( it needs all the help it can get:)

  25. We are actively aiming to live healthier as a family, and this book would be a great complement to other steps we are taking!

  26. I’m always on the lookout for cookbooks for good health. I see that this one is good for mental and brain health which I see is a need for many people. Sharing on twitter. @grobiemum

  27. Seems like a great book for healthy living.

  28. Thank you so much Monica and Rebecca for the giveaway. Sounds like a great book, I firmly believe that we eat from our eyes, then taste and what we eat truly effects our wellbeing both physical and emotional. Food is not just a meal that fulfills our hunger it is ‘prana’ as they say in sanskrit – prana meaning life giving, in more ways than one. I would love to add this book to my collection.

  29. my daughter and I are cooking together nowadays, and I would love to learn healthy recipes we can prepare together.

  30. what a wonderful book! Would love to add to my healthy food arsenal!

  31. I am a completely beginner cook and just starting to learn about how to work with food in the kitchen. I would love to develop my culinary mind and learn as much about food and cooking as possible. I currently don’t have a repertoire of recipes, so this would be an invaluable resource for me to have.

  32. Thanks to everyone for entering! I have the winners picked out and will be announcing the names here by this evening and each winner will get an email as well. You will have a week to respond with your mailing address.

    Let me just tell you that you are in for a treat! It is really a lovely book!!

  33. The winners are listed below. Kindly send me your mailing address and we will get the book out to you asap –

    Popsy, Laviza, Kristen, Simi, Sujatha, Dee, Alison, Deanne, Siri and Alice

    Thanks everyone for participating!!

  34. Thanks for the beautiful book. I am enjoying it, it’s a must have in the bookshelf.

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